Exclusion, discrimination, trauma and preventable illnesses: why oral health inequities need urgent action
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by Alison Barrett
3d ago
Systemic reform is needed to address inequities in oral healthcare, and pockets of innovation in the Aboriginal community controlled primary healthcare sector provide some potential pathways to guide wider reform efforts. But where is the political will? Alison Barrett reports ..read more
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As Albanese Government commits to green industry reform agenda, experts stress urgent health imperatives for fossil fuel phase out
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by Amy Coopes and Melissa Sweet
3d ago
Climate, science and health leaders have warmly welcomed the Albanese Government’s plan for for a ‘Future Made in Australia Act’ with government intervention to drive growth and development of local manufacturing and the renewable energy industry. In a widely-reported speech ..read more
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Tailored support to help people with severe mental illness reduce or quit smoking
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by Jackie Curtis
3d ago
Introduction by Croakey: An evaluation of a school-based vaping prevention program has garnered immense interest in high schools across New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, according to Health and Aged Care Minister Mark Butler and Minister for Education Jason ..read more
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ICYMI: taking a stand on World Health Day, long COVID updates, wins and losses for global health – and research of note
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by Melissa Sweet
3d ago
This week the column celebrates two wins for environmental health that Al Gore has called “powerful reminders that the antidote to despair about the state of climate and environmental justice is action!” We also celebrate achievements in First Nations peoples ..read more
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Research suggests art therapy brings benefits for mental health
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by Sarah Versitano and Iain Perkes
4d ago
Introduction by Croakey: Art therapy is associated with a reduction in the use of restrictive practices at an inpatient child and adolescent mental health unit of a metropolitan public hospital in Sydney, according to new research published in the Journal ..read more
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On algorithms, extractive business models and addressing the risks of artificial intelligence
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by Tim O’Reilly, Ilan Strauss, Mariana Mazzucato and Rufus Rock
4d ago
Introduction by Croakey: Algorithms are shaping the conditions of our health and wellbeing in diverse and powerful ways that are often poorly understood. “Algorithms have become market gatekeepers and value allocators, and are now becoming producers and arbiters of knowledge ..read more
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Wake up and smell the exhaust fumes – they’re making us sick!
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by Clare Walter
4d ago
Introduction by Croakey: When Federal Government Ministers Catherine King and Chris Bowen recently announced the watering down of a long-overdue vehicle efficiency standard, they stood next to leaders from Toyota, Hyundai, the Electric Vehicle Council and Tesla. How different might ..read more
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The Health Wrap: tackling tuberculosis, pandemic treaty, reproductive rights, preventing falls, veterans’ wellbeing, medical rifts – and a companion stork
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by Lesley Russell
4d ago
Returned to her desk in Australia, Dr Lesley Russell investigates the latest news on tuberculosis prevention and control, the impact of trauma and toxic cultures upon veterans, and the need for greater investment and effort in preventing falls. She also ..read more
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The imperative for national leadership on oral healthcare reform
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by Tan Nguyen and Darren Qiang
1w ago
Introduction by Croakey: Innovation in primary healthcare, cultural safety, the unmet needs of aged care residents, and the imperative for national leadership in oral healthcare reform are topics up for discussion at a #CroakeyLIVE webinar today, from 5pm AEST, Tackling ..read more
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The Zap: delays in aged care reform, Urgent Care Clinics, health workforce inequities and private health insurance premiums
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by Charles Maskell-Knight
1w ago
Will the delayed introduction of the new Aged Care Act be an opportunity to ensure that high quality care becomes one of the objects of the new Act, as the Aged Care Royal Commission recommended? Will the Australia National Audit ..read more
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