Living well with asthma and allergies over summer can be challenging for patients but by arming them with the correct advice you can help alleviate their symptoms and ensure they stay safe. National Asthma Council Australia CEO, Siobhan Brophy, is...
With rising temperatures, surging power prices and an ageing population, there are challenging times ahead in terms of looking after our most vulnerable elderly citizens. But my research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms...
Fires of unprecedented number and ferocity are today raging in New South Wales and Queensland. Residents in some regions woke to news that the fire danger was “catastrophic”. Rural fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons was blunt when he explained what...
Global warming is accelerating, driven by the continuing rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1°C since 1910, with global temperatures on course for a 3-5°C rise this century. Australia is ahead of the global...
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical...
This World Environment Day, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Janet Roden writes about the need for stricter air pollution controls to protect the environment and health of our communities. The NSWNMA believes that its members and NSW...
Following the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association's recent Environmental Health Seminar earlier this month, a further education opportunity has arisen, facilitated by the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA). Register now - Sydney Climate Health Champions Workshop As we approach the federal...
It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
This Environmental Health Seminar for Nurses and Midwives was held at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) in April this year, where health professionals came together to tackle the big issues. More than 40 nurses and midwives attended this...