A European review published in the Journal of Medical Screening has found that breast screening saves the lives of two women for every woman called for unnecessary treatment. There has been controversy in recent years about the benefits of mammography,...
A video of young parents (in their late teens and early 20s) talking about their experiences of and attitudes to breastfeeding has been made in the ACT. It's an impressive film, beautifully presented by Sandra Burgess of the ACT Breastfeeding Initiative....
The third wave of asbestos disease is the wave resulting from home-building and renovations. No longer is mesothelioma a disease of miners who worked in the remote outback - it is now hitting the kids who played on building sites...
A $1.3 million mobile simulation centre launched in August will revolutionise the way clinical training is delivered in regional and remote areas of NSW. Named after midwifery legend Sister Alison Bush AO, the education centre on wheels is unique...
A report released today by the Climate and Health Alliance and the Climate Institute called Our Uncashed Dividend: the Health Benefits of Climate Action says the health dividend of tackling climate change is largely untapped.  The review of recent studies...
What do the HPV vaccine and our giveaway movie DVD Africa United have in common? Last week the Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek announced that from next year, the Gardasil® vaccine will be available to schoolboys through the National...
The so-called carbon tax has been in place for two weeks now and the sky hasn't fallen in. Do you feel that you understand what the tax is? Here's a factsheet which points out what the tax is and...
Sydney University is looking for nurse alumni who would be willing to be mentors for newly graduated students as they make the transition from classroom to the workplace. Even though graduating nursing students have had 900 hours clinical experience, making...