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Dr Anthony Morice joins the team

A well respected General Practitioner in Cairns is joining the Stratford Medical Centre’s team. Dr Anthony Morice has been working with the region’s homeless and vulnerable people with...
Dr Anthony Morice joins the team

Why full-fat milk is back in favour

Analysis by Professor Clare Collins who is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics in the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle....
Why full-fat milk is back in favour

Position Vacant

INDIGENOUS HEALTH WORKER/HEALTH PROMOTION   Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people of Cairns....

Position Vacant

REGISTERED NURSE Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people of Cairns. WOW operates multiple...

Position Vacant

MENTAL HEALTH NURSE OR MH PROFESSIONAL   Stratford Medical Centre and our Outreach Program, Wheels of Wellness (WOW) deliver primary and preventative health care services to the people...

Position Vacant

SENIOR MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST   Stratford Medical Centre is a busy boutique General Practice in Cairns which prides itself on delivering services in a style that matches the excellent...

Mel’s mysteries shed light on family secrets

Mel Dunstan says one of her fondest memories is sitting around the dinner table at Christmas, discussing lost relatives that her grandfather found while researching her family free....
Mel’s mysteries shed light on family secrets

Dave’s long road to faith and finding a miracle

Australians of all ages and backgrounds become homeless. In Cairns, more than 2000 people sleep on the streets every night, and across the country, that figure is more...
Dave’s long road to faith and finding a miracle

Australia set for new 10-year health plan

Minister for Health Greg Hunt says smoking and mental health will be target areas By AAP   Fewer than one in 10 Australians will smoke in five years...
Australia set for new 10-year health plan

No home cooked meals for former chef

Australians of all ages and backgrounds become homeless. In Cairns, more than 2000 people sleep on the streets every night, and across the country, that figure is more...
No home cooked meals for former chef

Homeless to Housing

The Tanks Arts Centre launched a new exhibition this week by artists who were homeless. The exhibition, Our Journeys - Homeless to Housing, displays the work of artists...
Homeless to Housing

First person dies under voluntary euthanasia laws: Here is her story

Kerry Robertson, 61, has become the first terminally ill patient to end their life under Victoria's assisted dying scheme.  It emerged on Sunday that she died in a nursing...
First person dies under voluntary euthanasia laws: Here is her story

Populist politics, anti-vaxxers and Russian trolls: Why measles is back

By Emily Dunn, Clinical Features Writer for Australian Doctor Group. It’s the most infectious vaccine-preventable disease and it’s sweeping the world. Measles transmission has quadrupled in a year,...

E-cigs aren’t cutting cancer

By AAP Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the WHO says, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about...
E-cigs aren’t cutting cancer

Paramedics’ kindness inspires ‘dying wish’ ambulance

By AAP The beautiful story of two Queensland paramedics who took a dying woman to the beach one last time has inspired a new service to grant wishes...
Paramedics’ kindness inspires ‘dying wish’ ambulance

Doctors call for rise in dole as people are struggling

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone says the low level of allowance is causing 'significant stress' By AAP Doctors have weighed in on the need to lift the dole,...
Doctors call for rise in dole as people are struggling

Ageing photo filter makes this GP ‘appy

UK doctor says the popular FaceApp may help the young users reflect on 'loneliness epidemic' By Carmel Sparke Amid the outcry over a social media app that ages...
Ageing photo filter makes this GP ‘appy

Cystic fibrosis drug wins PBS approval

Ivacaftor, which costs up to $380k, will be listed for babies aged 12-24 months By AAP   The price of an expensive drug used to treat cystic fibrosis...
Cystic fibrosis drug wins PBS approval

Cairns nurse takes long road to help the mentally ill and homeless

“When you are moving toward an objective, it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to...
Cairns nurse takes long road to help the mentally ill and homeless

Teens see mental heath as more concerning than their education

Worry gives small things a big shadow - Swedish proverb   Young people see mental health as a more important issue than the environment, bullying, education and employment....
Teens see mental heath as more concerning than their education

Do you have skin cancer?

Australians have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and just 30 minutes with your doctor could save your life. Most dangerous moles and spots can...
Do you have skin cancer?
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