The Sax Institute’s journal Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP) is turning five – and what a half decade it’s been, publishing peer-reviewed papers that have a real-world impact. In five years, with the publication of 22 issues and 221 papers, the journal has transformed from The NSW Public Health Bulletin to an internationally recognised […]
The report provides an insight into the worsening effects of dangerous drinking for young Australians and for the first time has assessed the second-hand harm to teenagers. Listen to the full story on SBS.
More than 70 per cent of young women who drink at risky levels report receiving unwanted sexual attention from their peers, while more than a third of young drinkers have witnessed serious violence. In the largest survey of Australian adolescent regular drinkers to date, published in Public Health Research and Practice on Wednesday, researchers from seven universities […]
Mention the ‘revolving door’ between politics and industry and the most recent examples of Julie Bishop and Christopher Pyne might spring to mind. Both the former foreign minister and the former defence minister took up consultancy roles connected with their government portfolios after quitting politics at the last election. But other senior politicians – together […]
The revolving door between roles in the Australian government and lobbyists for the alcohol, food and gambling industries poses a risk to public health, a new study claims. A third of the people on the Australian government register of lobbyists stated they’d formerly been a government representative, with half of those whose careers were examined […]
The impacts of heavy drinking, gambling and unhealthy food are among the leading causes of preventable health harm in Australia. And for the most part, we know what to do to reduce them. Most of us would hope the policies governments introduce are based n the best available evidence. However, our study published today suggests […]
The revolving door between Australian government and the gambling, alcohol and food industries is threatening public health and undermining evidence-based policy, a new report has warned. A study published on Wednesday analysed the backgrounds of 560 lobbyists listed on the federal lobbyist register, including 197 who declared they had previously worked within government. Researchers were […]
Australia’s cancer screening programs have successfully reduced the burden of cancer on our community but it is important that we continue to question their role and evaluate their performance. Read Croakey’s article on the key findings from the PHRP Cancer Screening issue.
Screening for lung cancer has long been seen as too expensive and sometimes too unreliable. But with the disease now recognised as the deadliest type of cancer in Australia, experts are urging a lifesaving rethink on how to detect it early. Listen to the report on the PHRP paper on SBS World News Radio
Lung cancer is the most lethal of all cancers. But despite killing 9,000 Australians each year, there’s no national screening program like those available for breast, cervical and bowel cancers. It’s largely because until now, there hasn’t been a body of evidence on the screening’s cost effectiveness. However, a paper published today says the evidence […]