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Latest issue: New cancer statistics show smoking is still key; Australia’s top 10 health and medicine Twitter accounts

9 July 2015: Smoking is responsible for an increasing proportion of cancer deaths in NSW women and lung cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the largest cause of female cancer death, new figures published in the journal Public Health Research & Practice show. Researchers from the Cancer Institute NSW and the World Lung Foundation […]

Latest issue out now: challenges in public health communication

30 March 2015: Issue 2 of Australia’s newest online-only, open-access public health journal, Public Health Research & Practice, addresses current challenges in communicating and promoting public health messages. Themed contents Reflections on a 38-year career in public health advocacy: 10 tips for new players Simon Chapman, Guest Editor “Sunlight makes a very strong antiseptic for […]

How healthy are our cities? World-first Australian project aims to find out

28 November 2014: A major national research project about to get under way will allow us to measure for the first time how “liveable” Australian cities are in terms of the impact they have on our health. The National Liveability Study, outlined in today’s issue of the journal Public Health Research & Practice, will develop […]