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Gambling in a mobile era: a wrap on last month’s 5th International Gambling Conference in NZ

The recent 5th International Gambling Conference in Auckland had its focus on: Gambling in a Mobile Era: Developments, Regulation and Responses. The biennial conference is a well-established New Zealand event hosted by three organisations; Maori public health provider Hapai Te Hauora Tapui, the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, and the [...]

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The new world of big health data: some questions about profits, privacy and the public interest

It’s time for an informed public debate about the many questions raised by the commodification of “big data” in health, according to Canberra Law School academics, Bruce Baer Arnold and Wendy Bonython. ***  Who is taking care of your health data? Bruce Baer Arnold and Wendy Bonython write: Are the UK and Israeli health systems [...]

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Some key public health reading

For those of you lucky enough to still be on holiday (or procrastinating at your desks!) a selection of informative and topical public health reading from around the interwebs….. Forget giving up chocolate and putting in more hours at the gym, the New Year’s resolutions for Tom Frieden, head of the USA’s head of the [...]

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Simon Chapman honoured as Skeptic of the Year: a good time to look back on the historic tobacco plain packaging campaign

The Australian Skeptics awarded their Skeptic of the Year award to Professor Simon Chapman (one of Croakey’s “founding fathers”) on Saturday night. The Skeptic of the Year goes to the individual or group that has done the most for skepticism in Australia during the last year. The accompanying release announcing the award said: “Prof Chapman, [...]

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The power of the ‘ick’ factor in organ donation

A lack of high quality, authoritative information resources for families of potential organ donors is amplifying the ‘ick’ factor of organ donation, according to Holly Northam. This piece was first published in the Nursing Review and is cross-posted with permission. Over the last few weeks a number of incidents in the public sphere have highlighted the [...]

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Concerns raised about the ethics of anti-wind farm research

Crikey journalist Amber Jamieson recently reported that the National Health and Medical Research Council is examining whether anti-wind farm campaigner Sarah Laurie has breached ethical codes of research conduct. The NHMRC and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency were recently sent a dossier raising questions about the work of Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation [...]

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As the NT targets “problem drinkers”, it seems government policy may be the real problem

The NT Government recently announced that “problem drinkers” in Katherine, Darwin, Alice Springs and Gove will be subject to mandatory treatment as part of a new policy starting in July. It expects up to 800 people will be required to undergo treatment. According to this statement, ”problem drinkers” placed in protective custody three times in two [...]

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Another challenge to the mouse model

Many thanks to Monika Merkes PhD, Honorary Associate, Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, La Trobe University for the following update on the  issue of animal research. Dr Merkes writes: A team of medical researchers has recently issued another challenge to the still widely held view that animal research benefits humans. Dr Junhee Seok, together with 38 [...]

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What is the evidence on involuntary treatment for people with schizophrenia?

Are our policies and laws leading to treatment delays for people with schizophrenia? It seems so, suggests a review of the evidence around involuntary treatment orders, conducted by the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research and Schizophrenia Research Institute. *** Time for a rethink around involuntary treatment for people with schizophrenia Dr Anne-marie Boxall writes: [...]

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Do we need to change our expectations around the “chemical stockpile” of modern sport?

Given the unending stream of revelations about the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport, is it time to rethink the merits of the ban on doping? Paul Smith, political editor for Australian Doctor magazine, investigates some of the scientific and ethical issues behind the recent horrified headlines. *** If sport can’t clean up its [...]

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