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
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Gavin Mooney and Del Weston
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.
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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.
Cigarettes cheaper in lower income areas. Cigarettes are more widely available and cheaper in the most disadvantaged suburbs. Read More.
Refugees feel stress being separated from family. Refugees cite separation from family as an important source of stress and sadness in their lives. Read More.
Being ‘average’ good for your health. Australian men in high or low socioeconomic status groups are less satisfied with their quality of life than those in the middle group. Read More.
Wind turbine “disease” based on study of just one boy. Anti-wind farm activists claim that ‘vibroacoustic disease’ is caused by wind turbines. This claim is based on a flimsy case report of just one boy whose only described symptom was problems concentrating at school. Read More.