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...
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...
Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the world and it isn’t being addressed quickly enough. The young people have shown strong leadership in demanding action from our politicians. They are fighting for a better future which is why...
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...
The Climate and Health Alliance’s (CAHA) scorecard has delivered a scathing review of the Liberals’ and Nationals’ plan for climate and health. In the release of their Election scorecard, the Alliance has scored both Coalition parties a 0/8 on a...
The Climate and Health Alliance have welcomed the commitment by Federal ALP today to a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being. Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), said the announcement made by Federal Labor...
Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore from Western Australia is shipped to China and smelted, fashioned into stainless steel surgical instruments in Pakistan and exported as single-use instruments. In Australia, clinicians...
The International Council of Nurses is calling for urgent action on climate change.
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