Home | Public Health and Safety

Public Health and Safety

Improving safety in the fitness industry

Going to the gym has become Australia's second most favourite exercise activity and in response, a team of researchers has released a ...

Current evidence suggests benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh harms

A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that – although long-term health ...

Better care for transgender youth

A fact sheet on ways to improve the wellbeing of transgender youth in New Zealand has been developed at the University of Auckland. ... Full story

Immunisation expert to advise global NGO

A New Zealand immunisation expert has been invited to join the World Health Organisation’s strategic advisory group on immunisation. ... Full story

New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes

This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers. ... Full story

The Promise and Profits Driving Our Pill-Popping Culture

New Rochelle, NY —We have pills to ease pain, to cure infection, to help us lose weight, to treat chronic conditions, and to enhance our sexual and athletic prowess. Why do pills play such a central role in today's society and could we benefit from taking fewer pills? This provocative topic is explored in the article “'Take Your Pill': The Role and Fantasy of Pills in Modern Medicine,” published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website. ... Full story

ASA rules Japan Tobacco International must not use advert again in its current form

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has today (Wednesday) been rapped over the knuckles for the fourth time by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for their misleading advertising*. ... Full story

Palliative home care for the homeless

By Geoff Koehler - Homeless and under-housed individuals have specific preferences for where they’d like to die and on July 2, Inner City Health Associates – a group affiliated with St. Michael’s Hospital –began making their preferences a reality. ... Full story

Doping in athletes as young as 12: research

The use of performance enhancing drugs is prevalent and unmonitored in junior elite athletes as young as 12, according to research co-authored by the University of Canberra and Griffith University. ... Full story

VCU begins study to evaluate using plasma earlier in trauma patients

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is conducting a study to evaluate the use of fresh frozen plasma, a component of blood that enables clotting, when emergency services personnel reach a patient rather than when the patient arrives at the hospital. ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 5719 | displaying: 1 - 10