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

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

                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: 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

  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: HIV/AIDS; environmental health; sugar wars

The Health Wrap: HIV/AIDS; environmental health; sugar wars

By Frances Gilham HIV and AIDS: pain and progress This fortnight we witnessed the devastating news about the Malaysia Airlines flight disaster. Grief and shock hit an international conference on HIV and AIDS being held in Australia – AIDS 2014 – when the news emerged that some of the world’s leading HIV/AIDS researchers and advocates […]

The Health Wrap: nutrition news; research milestones; prescribing problems

The Health Wrap: nutrition news; research milestones; prescribing problems

What’s new in public health? Following a drop in public health expenditure by OECD nations during the global financial crisis, spending is beginning to gather pace again, according to an article on Public Finance International website. In Australia, there is some good news emerging from an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Ross Gittins wrote […]

The Health Wrap: budget blues; the importance of culture; evidence-based mental health campaigns; examples of digital innovation

The Health Wrap: budget blues; the importance of culture; evidence-based mental health campaigns; examples of digital innovation

  By Frances Gilham Budget blues Budget debate and discussion continues to dominate the health news, with many commentators suggesting the proposals have ignored the evidence and don’t address structural system deficiencies. In an article for Medical Observer, UNSW academics have called for a trial period of the co-payment system so a comprehensive evaluation can […]

The Health Wrap: The latest cancer statistics, alcohol law reforms and challenges to the obesity battle

The Health Wrap: The latest cancer statistics, alcohol law reforms and challenges to the obesity battle

By Melissa Davey Welcome back to the fortnightly Health Wrap, and the first for 2014.  We hope your start to the year has been a healthy one. There have been some hot health topics in the headlines for the past couple of weeks, and they have particularly focussed on alcohol and cancer. World Cancer Day […]

Introducing The Health Wrap – a new Croakey feature by Kellie Bisset

Introducing The Health Wrap – a new Croakey feature by Kellie Bisset

I am delighted to introduce a new fortnightly feature at Croakey: The Health Wrap. It will link you into some of the interesting and important health news from the previous fortnight, including items covered at Croakey and elsewhere. Kellie Bisset, an experienced health and medical journalist/editor who is communications director at the Sax Institute (follow […]