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Summer bushfire smoke caused health problems in two-thirds of people living in parts of NSW

Two-thirds of people living in a fire-affected part of New South Wales this summer suffered from at least one symptom of exposure to bushfire smoke, researchers have found. A survey of people living in the Hunter and New England local health district in December found that 65% reported experiencing at least one symptom of exposure […]

Guardian Australia

Biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre assesses Australia’s response to the coronavirus

Head of biosecurity at the Kirby Institute, Professor Raina MacIntyre, praises the response to the coronavirus outbreak in Australia and says it is unlikely the government will have to implement a lockdown like they have in Italy. Raina MacIntyre is a professor of global security at UNSW, Sydney and authored an editorial on COVID-19 in […]

7.30: ABC

Australia’s coronavirus death rate could proportionally be worse than China’s, expert warns

Australia’s coronavirus mortality rate could be higher than China’s, a leading biosecurity expert has warned. University of NSW Professor Raina Macintyre warned the death rate could soar beyond the 3 to 4 per cent mortality rate the World Health Organisation and authorities in China have estimated, due to our ageing population. Read the full article […]

Sydney kids face up to 2800 ads for junk food on school run each year

Sydney students view up to 2800 advertisements for junk food while travelling to and from school each year prompting Cancer Council NSW to call for a ban on such ads being displayed on government property. Research, published by the Sax Institute on Tuesday, used Google Maps to plot the likely commutes of attendees at 21 […]

Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s coronavirus fatality rate could be higher than China, expert warns

Twelve new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Australia in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to nearly 100. The latest is a staff member at Melbourne’s Carey Grammar school with classes cancelled there today along with two other high schools in Sydney. With COVID-19 now emerging in schools and aged care facilities, […]

RN Breakfast

When health research becomes traumatic

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 […]

Kicking goals in men’s health

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

PHRP journal celebrates five years of outstanding 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 […]

High risk teen drinkers in danger from others’ alcohol habits

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.  

SBS World News Radio

Australia’s young drinkers report unwanted sexual attention, violence

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 […]

Sydney Morning Herald