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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...
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...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...
We're used to hearing about the health benefits of breastfeeding, both for mothers and babies. But what about the health benefits for our environment, both small and large scale? Has it ever occured to you that infant formula requires...
IV bags, oxygen  tubing and facemasks ... it's estimated that Australia uses 2500 tonnes of PVC in medical products each year and an estimated 5O million IV bags go to landfill. When PVC breaks down it releases harmful chemicals...
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...
Three bloggers are helping to run an energy-saving competition that's open to all Australian residents.  Climate Works Australia recently launched  the Empower Campaign  to help Australians lower their carbon footprint, one step at a time. The Low Carbon Growth Plan involves practical ways...
Angie Gittus, a nurse from Murwillumbah in northern NSW, joined hundreds of other local protestors - or protectors - in a recent bid to stop drilling for coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers. Their Bentley Blockade developed into...
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...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
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