Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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Edited By: Professor John Lowe (Managing Editor), Professor Rod McClure, Professor Alistair Woodward, Dr Priscilla Robinson, Dr Sandra Campbell and Dr Anna Ziersch

Impact Factor: 1.639

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 78/161 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health)

Online ISSN: 1753-6405

February 2014

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Gavin Mooney and Del Weston

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

The deaths of Gavin Mooney and Del Weston on 20 December 2012 have shocked the public health world around the globe. In these two contributions, Di McIntyre and Alex Wodak reflect on their lives and achievements.

Read the selection of papers by Gavin Mooney in a virtual issue here

On behalf of ANZJPH Gavin Mooney recently commissioned this series of short articles from researchers who share his concerns regarding health equity.

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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.

Resistance to antibiotics is fast evolving into a global public health crisis. Professor Chris Del Mar from Bond University said increased resistance may mean that many routine infections could not be treated with antibiotics. Major surgery, organ transplantation and cancer chemotherapy could potentially become out of safe reach. Read More.