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The Health Wrap: The Vegemite news spread; On your bike (sans helmet); a chronic problem; funding medical research and teens’ troubling mental health.

Kellie BissetAug 17, 2015

                  This week’s Health Wrap is compiled by my colleague Megan Howe, the Sax Institute’s Publications Manager. Enjoy the Wrap and tweet us via @medicalmedia or @meghowe68 if you have any ideas for future issues. By Megan Howe The Vegemite news spread The use and abuse of […]

The Health Wrap: GST hike for health funding, a racism-free future, technology-ethics tensions, plain packaging pain

Kellie BissetAug 3, 2015

                This week’s Health Wrap has been compiled by my colleague Ellice Mol – Digital Communications Manager at the Sax Institute. By Ellice Mol Nation-wide health funding dilemmas As Federal, State and Territory leaders came together this past fortnight, NSW Premier Mike Baird called for an increase in the […]

The Health Wrap: Reclaiming #auspol; violence, inequity, resilience and love; defining research

Kellie BissetJul 19, 2015

              By Kellie Bisset Reclaiming the policy debate Will the national reform summit, planned for next month by peak bodies in the welfare, ageing, business and union sectors, kick Australia’s policy debate into a more sensible sphere? Many would be hoping so and the process will at the very […]

The Health Wrap: Speaking out on asylum seeker health; federal funding row; miracle medicine; lighting up tensions, access to abortion.

Kellie BissetJul 4, 2015

                This week’s Health Wrap is compiled by my colleague Megan Howe, the Sax Institute’s Publications Manager. Enjoy the Wrap and tweet us via @medicalmedia or @meghowe68 if you have any ideas for future issues. By Megan Howe Life’s good….for some To start the Health Wrap on a […]

The Health Wrap: Windfarm woes, the vaccination conversation, hope for medicinal cannabis, improving organ donation rates

Kellie BissetJun 19, 2015

                  This fortnight’s Health Wrap has been prepared by my colleague Ellice Mol, Digital Communications Manager at The Sax Institute. Send your ideas for The Health Wrap to me on Twitter via @medicalmedia. By Ellice Mol  Huff and puff on windfarms Prime Minister Tony Abbott sparked renewed discussion […]

The Health Wrap: Indigenous incarceration disgrace, let's talk about smoking, Budget fairness test, all things Evidence

The Health Wrap: Indigenous incarceration disgrace, let’s talk about smoking, Budget fairness test, all things Evidence

Kellie BissetJun 9, 20151 Comment

  By Kellie Bisset The disgrace of Indigenous incarceration rates Following the successful crowdfunding of Croakey’s #JustJustice campaign, it’s timely to reflect on the release of the Amnesty International Report  A brighter tomorrow: keeping Indigenous kids in the community and out of detention in Australia. The report found that Indigenous youth incarceration is at its highest level in 20 […]

The Health Wrap: A budget health check; medical school war of words; eyes on Ebola; pharmacy deal dispensed; all things equal

The Health Wrap: A budget health check; medical school war of words; eyes on Ebola; pharmacy deal dispensed; all things equal

Kellie BissetMay 24, 2015

                This week’s Health Wrap is compiled by my colleague Megan Howe, the Sax Institute’s Publications Manager. Enjoy the Wrap and tweet us via @medicalmedia or @meghowe68 if you have any ideas for future issues. By Megan Howe A budget health check The Federal Budget’s impact on health […]

The Health Wrap: Painkillers & prescriptions, Medicare review, Münchausen by internet, science deniers, climate change & more

Kellie BissetMay 11, 20152 Comments

                This week’s Health Wrap has been written by my colleague Ellice Mol, another new Sax Institute staff member. Ellice is our Digital Communications Manager, is a dab hand at producing digital content and has also worked in radio, video and film production. We hope you enjoy the […]

The Health Wrap: the vexed issues of antivaxxers, Medicare musings, weighty issues, meeting mental health needs, and measuring poverty

Kellie BissetApr 23, 2015

                It’s with pleasure I introduce this week’s Health Wrap from my colleague Megan Howe, who recently joined the Sax Institute as Publications Manager. Megan knows more than a thing or two about health reporting – she has worked in the media for 25 years, most recently as […]

Health Wrap: Ice rethink, mental health funding reprieve, tackling anti-vaccination activists, sweat to live longer

Kellie BissetApr 10, 20151 Comment

                This week’s Health Wrap has been written by my colleague Ellice Mol, another new Sax Institute staff member. Ellice is our new Digital Communications Manager, a dab hand at producing digital content and has also worked in radio, video and film production. We hope you enjoy the […]