Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are leading research that empowers Indigenous women to share their stories of health and wellbeing. But what happens when health researchers relive the trauma of their participants? Dr Anne-Marie Eades is an Aboriginal woman, registered nurse and health researcher whose paper for Public Health Research & Practice looks at […]
The figures are stark and sobering: Australian men have a shorter life expectancy than women and die from heart disease at nearly twice the rate – statistically men seek medical advice much later in the course of their illness. How to turn things around? An online-early paper published in the Sax Institute’s peer-reviewed journal Public Health Research & […]
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.