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Monday, August 17th, 2015

Specific information will be provided by the clinic on each of the vaccines and the possible side effects you may get. Generally the side effects are minor – modern vaccines cause fewer problems than in the past – however it is better to have vaccines well in advance of departure just in case there are […]

While You’re Away

Monday, August 17th, 2015

If you are an existing patient, we have a special service for you. If you have a medical query while you are away you can email us, and one of our doctors will respond with advice and suggestions. Obviously we cannot diagnose skin rashes over the internet but sometimes it can be very comforting to […]

Don’t let soccer fever turn into yellow fever

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE 17 APRIL 2014 Queensland doctors are issuing Aussie fans and footballers heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a ‘yellow card for yellow fever’. Queensland travel health pioneer, Dr Deborah Mills, aka ‘Dr Deb’, Brisbane, is joining forces today (Thursday, April 17) with the Australian medical football team, the Docceroos, […]

QLD Schoolies flirting with health hazards offshore

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Media Release 12 Nov 2013 Scores of Queensland teenagers celebrating ‘Schoolies Week’ (November 16-23) offshore are oblivious to potentially fatal health hazards, according to leading travel health pioneer, Dr Deb Mills. The Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) estimates 48,500 students will graduate from Queensland high schools this year, many of whom will celebrate the milestone at […]

New Research: Scary for Travellers Health

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

A video, twitter chat, and Press release about travel health. Queenslanders are putting themselves at risk of contracting potentially serious infectious diseases while travelling abroad.1 Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Family Medicine Research Centre have found more than three-in-five Australians are not seeking professional health advice before travelling overseas, with many visiting destinations carrying […]

Travel Insurance – would you go to sea without a life raft?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Travel insurance – who needs it ? A surprising number of Australians think they don’t. Some travellers see insurance as a waste of money. By that logic, life rafts on a boat are a waste of money. (Sometimes waste is a good thing.)   Travellers say “I’m taking nothing of value“. Yes.. a lost camera […]

Travel Insurance Tips

Friday, August 27th, 2010

“If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel” ..Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Government Even if you have insurance, you need to be aware of loopholes. Insurers are expert at finding loopholes so they don’t have to pay your claim. Insurance companies take in a lot more money than they pay out […]

World Zoonosis Day

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Animals are a great source of joy and comfort to humans. However, there are some diseases that people can catch from animals. . Many of the major diseases of humanity are thought to have originated when germs of animals crossed from animals to humans. For example, Measles, is a common infection in children. Measles virus […]

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