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Mater south-east, central and north Queensland merger stands for a healthier Queensland

MATER across South-East, Central and North Queensland has merged to form the state’s largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider. The July 1 merger saw Mercy Health and Aged Care in Central Queensland, Mater Health Services in North Queensland, and Mater Misericordiae Limited in South East Queensland join forces under one mission to serve the community by providing compassionate care. Leaders of ... Read More »

Catholic Church communities could hold the cure for the rise in loneliness amongst Australians

LOWER attendance at traditional gatherings like church could be linked to increased levels of loneliness and depression among Australians, Brisbane psychologist Nahum Kozac said. “As of earlier this year loneliness is now considered a public health crisis,” Mr Kozac, a parishioner St Paschal’s Church, Wavell Heights, said. He said several factors contributed to the increase of loneliness including social media ... Read More »

Medicinal marijuana debate: Queensland couple who used cannabis oil to treat son’s autism walk free

In countries across the world the jury is still out on the effects of drugs on society and individuals’ health, however a case in Queensland reflects softening attitudes and changing laws against some drugs. QUEENSLAND parents who pleaded guilty to treating their five-year-old son’s autism with cannabis oil, recently walked free from court in what the judge described as an ... Read More »

New Mater Research study will track health of 10,000 Queenslanders over 30 years

mother having an ultrasound

RECRUITMENT started last week for a pilot study that is part of a major research project to track the health of 10,000 Queensland families during the next three decades. Mater Research, a Catholic institution and part of the Mater Group, is planning the largest group cohort study in the state since the 1980s, in collaboration with Queensland universities and hospitals. ... Read More »

Bracken Ridge Catholic school trio leads the way in wellbeing space

wellbeing space Bracken Ridge

THREE students and two therapy dogs will remind the community at St John Fisher College, Bracken Ridge, to improve their mental health with the recent launch of a wellbeing space. The new program, titled Fun, Food & Fellowship, is the brainchild of students Alicia Horsfield, Maya Rees and Michelle Krueger, who received a $5000 grant from the Goldfish Tank funding ... Read More »

New eBook will prepare people with dementia for natural disasters

Dementia patients

AUSTRALIANS are warned to prepare for natural disasters. But how do hundreds of thousands of Australians suffering from dementia cope during cyclones, floods and fires? A new guide from Queensland University of Technology’s Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration aims to assist the army of Australians who care for people with dementia, to be ready for the next disaster. Centacare’s dementia ... Read More »

Dad having heart surgery today with no insurance cover receives miracle from Medibank

Mahoney family

Updated June 9, 2016 “THANK you, thank you everyone,” was the cry from Chris Mahoney, a Brisbane father of four, just before he gowned-up to undergo robotic heart surgery. “Isn’t it funny how seemingly unrelated events can come together to deliver a truly miraculous outcome,” he said. Medibank Private will now cover the majority of the cost of Mr Mahoney’s life-saving ... Read More »

Prayer breakfast told of mental health epidemic among soldiers

Vets slideshow

DEACON Gary Stone and his son Michael are both defence veterans and passionate about helping our young soldiers return to their families and civilian life. Together, they took on a new challenge last week – calling for greater public awareness about the plight of returning veterans, and seeking financial assistance for their mission through the Veterans Care Association. “The association ... Read More »

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