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Help Fight The Flu With A Vaccination

Darling Downs residents are being encouraged to protect themselves against influenza, as the cooler months start to set in. The best way to avoid getting sick is to talk to your GP about receiving a flu vaccination. For the year to date, 1st January to 8th May 2022, there have been 39 laboratory confirmed cases […]

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Wireless Neuro-Stimulator To Revolutionise Patient Care

Many neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, chronic depression and other psychiatric conditions could be managed at home, thanks to a collaborative project involving researchers at the University of Queensland (UQ). Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Professor Peter Silburn AM said his team, together with Neurosciences Queensland and Abbott Neuromodulation have developed a remote care platform that allows […]

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

World Parkinson’s Day is recognised on April 11th each year. Today, in Australia, 37 people will hear the words ‘you have Parkinson’s’ for the very first time. That’s more than one person every hour, of every day, in Australia alone. There is a widespread lack of public understanding about the disease which is a neurological, degenerative, […]

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Saving Millions Of Kgs Of Plastic Strapping From Landfill

Toowoomba resident Graeme Snell will save at least 150,000kgs of blue plastic strapping from landfill this year as his recycling project evolves into a sustainable business. Mr Snell purchased a $15,000 granulator machine in July to shred and compress the blue plastic strapping used to bind boxes and parcels by more than 90%. He had […]

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A Gathering for Peace, Hope and Justice

This Palm Sunday April 10th, join with thousands of Australians who are standing together to call for peace.   In the face of the escalating crisis in Ukraine and ongoing calls for help from the people of Afghanistan, people across Australia are using Palm Sunday as an opportunity to gather and call for Peace and Justice […]

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St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba Centenary Celebrations Picnic Event

On Sunday 3rd of April, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba will welcome current and past staff, their families, Visiting Medical Officers, Sisters of Charity and anyone with a connection to the hospital to a centenary picnic event. In 2022, the hospital celebrates 100 years of caring for our community. The picnic will be held in […]

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Toowoomba Students Marching For Action On Climate Change

You are invited to attend a local climate strike on Friday,  March 25th  (2pm) at Queens Park, Toowoomba (corner of Hume and Margaret Sts). This event will be held by Toowoomba for Climate Action and School Strike 4 Climate in association with Fridays for Future and is part of an international strike day. Local students […]

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Children Aged 5 – 11 Eligible For Second Dose

First and second dose COVID-19 vaccinations for children are now available at Darling Downs Health’s community vaccination clinic. It has been eight weeks since five to 11-year-old children were first eligible to receive their vaccinations. And now, some are due to receive their second dose, and the full benefit of the vaccine. Darling Downs Health […]

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