Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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Edited By: Professor John Lowe (Editor-in-Chief), Dr Priscilla Robinson, Dr Roxanne Bainbridge, Dr Bridget Kool, Dr Melissa Stoneham, Assoc. Professor Luke Wolfenden and Assoc. Professor Anna Ziersch

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 65/162 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1753-6405

February 2015

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Is Australia prepared for Ebola? Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national centre for disease control. Read More

Healthy diet set early in life. Promoting a healthy diet from infancy is important to prevent childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease. Read More.

Nutrition an issue for Indigenous Australians. Nutrition has not been given enough priority in national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy in recent years. Read More.

Remote school gardens for Indigenous kids. Gardens in remote schools could boost students’ healthy eating habits at a low cost. Read More.

Unplanned pregnancy remains high among young Australian women. Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies resulting in terminations remain high among young women. Read More.

Gastro outbreaks hit elderly hardest. Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. Read More.

Elderly obese have higher risk of falling. Older obese individuals have an increased risk of falling and most believe nothing can be done to prevent it. Read More.

It costs more to eat healthy and sustainably. A healthy and sustainable diet is out of reach for people on a low income. Read More.

Young adults who drink before going out are putting themselves at increased risk. Pre-drinking (drinking alcohol before going out to venues such as bars, pubs or clubs) is increasingly recognised as part of young adults’ drinking culture, according to lead author Sarah MacLean, from University of Melbourne. Read More.

Don’t just treat the disease – find the cause. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is under pressure to increase funding to combat the social issues that influence health. Professor Fran Baum and colleagues suggest some steps towards improving funding for health research. Read More.

Measles vaccination hits the spot. A more mobile work force is increasing the risk of measles outbreaks. Paul Burgess from NT Centre for Disease Control, and colleagues, used a case study of ‘fly-in fly-out’ workers on an offshore industrial vessel to highlight how easy it is for measles to spread over large distances, both domestically and internationally. Read More.