Publically accessible pollution databases, such as the Australian National Pollutant Inventory, contain information on chemical emissions released by industrial facility and diffuse sources. They are meant to enable public scrutiny of industrial activity, which in turn, is meant to lead to industries reducing their pollution. In Australia, however, concerns have been consistently raised that this process is not occurring. To assess whether Australias National Pollutant Inventory is fulfilling its legislated goals, we examined the accuracy and consistency of the largest facility and diffuse source of airborne lead, a major pollutant of concern for public health. Our analysis found that the emissions estimates provided by the Inventory were not accurate and were not consistent with other sources of emissions within the Inventory, potentially distorting any user interpretation of emissions estimates provided by the National Pollutant Inventory. We conclude that for at least these important public health
The Australian National Insect Collection is recognised both nationally and internationally as a major research collection. It is the worlds largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, nematodes and centipedes, housing over 12 million specimens.
This fact sheet provides a brief summary of the methodology of the 2007 Australian National Childrens Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.
The Australian National University BIOINFORMATICS FACILITY ---------------------------- Network Information Services ---------------------------- ANUs Bioinformatics Facility provides information on Internet under a number of themes. At present the major themes include: * biodiversity * bioinformatics & biocomputing * biomathematics & biostatistics * complex systems * general interest * landscape ecology and the environment * molecular biology * neurosciences * viruses (NOT computer viruses) * weather & global monitoring Information services relating to each of these themes are being developed progressively. See below for further details. The network services currently provided include: * FTP archive * Bio-Gopher server * Mailing lists and news You can access these services as follows ... FTP ARCHIVE Use ftp to connect to our server life.anu.edu.au Use the login name anonymous and your email address as the password The archives are all in the directory /pub and its subdirectories. If you wish ...
This article published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 25, No 2, April 2001 contains the 6 monthly report of the Australian National Polio Reference Laboratory.
Results from the Australian Health Survey have been released progressively from October 2012 and will continue into 2015. Please see the Australian Health Survey: Users Guide, 2011-13 (cat. no. 4363.0.55.001) and the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Users Guide, 2012-13 (cat. no .4727.0.55.002) for more information on the release schedule ...
If your child has received vaccines overseas, these will need to be recorded on the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Your child may require additional vaccines to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.. Your doctor may be able to transfer your childs overseas immunisation history to the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule. Your doctor can also advise you on vaccinations required for your child to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.. If your child is under 10, ACT Health can provide this service for you. If you would like to have your childs immunisations transferred and recorded in the Australian system by ACT Health, please send the following information to the Health Protection Service:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Short- and long-term association of lipid-lowering drug treatment and cardiovascular disease by estimated absolute risk in the Second Australian National Blood Pressure study. AU - Ho, Chau L.B.. AU - Chowdhury, Enayet K.. AU - Breslin, Monique. AU - Doust, Jenny. AU - Wing, Lindon M.H.. AU - Nelson, Mark R.. AU - on behalf of the 2nd Australian National Blood Pressure Study Management Committee. PY - 2018/9/6. Y1 - 2018/9/6. N2 - Background: There is currently insufficient evidence to support the use of lipid-lowering drug treatment (LLT) for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the elderly. Objectives: We examined the relationship of early initiation of LLT with short- and long-term all-cause and CVD mortality in persons older than 65 years in this post hoc study from the Second Australian National Blood Pressure study (ANBP2). Methods: This was an in- and post-trial observational study. About 4257 hypertensive participants aged 65 to 84 years within Australian ...
On 1 July 2014, the Indigenous Australians Health Programme was established consolidating four existing funding streams including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund which had replaced the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP). The majority of the original ICDP measures are continuing under the new programme.
Youth is the period of time during which dependent children develop into independent adults. It is also a critical time for establishing and reinforcing good health and social behaviours. Young people who are unable to make a smooth transition to adulthood can face significant difficulties and barriers in both the short and long term.. Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2007 is the third in a series of national statistical reports on young people aged 12-24 years produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). It brings together data from a wide variety of sources, including information on health status, health outcomes and factors influencing the health and wellbeing of young Australians, such as behaviour, environment, family, community and socioeconomic factors. In recognising that young peoples health and wellbeing are influenced by a multitude of factors, the AIHW has broadened the list of indicators included in earlier reports to include burden of disease, ...
This article discusses patterns in mental health of young Australians from age 19 through 25 and explores changes in mental health over these years. Data are derived from five waves of the Australian Life Patterns longitudinal study. The outcome variable in focus was self-reported mental health. Analyses were conducted in two steps using linear mixed models with both fixed and random effects. The analysis shows a negative linear trend in mental health status. The mental health of women was worse than that of men though a negative trend was found in both men and women. Though high socio-economic status (SES) individuals reported best mental health compared to their mid and low-SES peers, a negative trend was identified for them as well as for mid-SES participants. There is weak support for a negative trend among those of low-SES backgrounds. The study adds to evidence that there is a negative trend in mental health in young Australians but that this trend is not uniform across all young people. ...
To the Editor: Following two articles in the Journal,1,2 I wish to provide an update on the pricing of statins in Australia and the implications for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) expenditure. I was prompted to do so by a recent review by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), which was instigated by the Senate when it passed legislation enabling the current pharmaceutical pricing arrangements.3 The purpose of the review was to determine if there was new evidence on whether rosuvastatin and atorvastatin should be included in the existing statins therapeutic group.. ...
The role of the National Joint Replacement Registry is being expanded to include accurate records on surgery for ankles, shoulders, wrists and spinal disc replacements and their effectiveness - information that will help surgeons make better clinical choices about the most appropriate joint replacements for their patients.
White, Victoria M., Warne, Charles D., Spittal, Matthew J., Durkin, Sarah, Purcell, Kate and Wakefield, Melanie A. 2011, What impact have tobacco control policies, cigarette price and tobacco control programme funding had on Australian adolescents smoking? Findings over a 15-year period, Addiction, vol. 106, no. 8, pp. 1493-1502, doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03429.x. ...
Vouchering Lichens and Bryophytes. In L. Brown, F. Hall & J. Mill (Eds) Plant Conservation: Approaches and Techniques from an Australian Perspective. 2003: ANPC. Environmental Trust.. Cervantes-Martinex, T., Horner, H. T., Palmer, R. G., Hymowitz, T. & Brown, A. H. D. Calcium oxalate crystak arrangements in leaves of species from two groups Glycine and Shuteria (Glycineae; Phaseoleae; Papilionideae; Leguminosae): a phylogenetic comparison. Plant Systematics and Evolution. In Press. Chandler, G. T., Bayer, R. J. & Gilmore, S. R. 2003 ...
This publication is the second release of nutrition results from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (AHS). It presents national level information on the usual intake of selected nutrients by the Australian population. Information collected in the 2011-13 AHS about the populations eating patterns has been modelled to enable estimates of the proportions of the population with excessive, adequate and inadequate nutrient intakes to be determined. The information in this publication is intended to complement the first release of 2011-13 AHS nutrition results which included average intakes of foods and nutrients ...
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) is an Australia-wide study of the health and lifestyles of a large group of Australian males aged between 10 and 55 at recruitment. The study will follow participants over time and provide an important resource for improving the health of Australian men and boys.. Ten to Men researches the social, economic and lifestyle factors that impact on the health and wellbeing of Australian males at different stages of life. It is the first national longitudinal study in Australia focusing exclusively on male health and wellbeing. The study will make a significant contribution to improving knowledge about male health and wellbeing across the life course. ...
Paul Mosig and Rachel Peachey (AKA The Contextual Villains) spent 3 months working with the Department of Archaeology & Natural History at the Australian National University. Paul & Rachel proposed to use creative methods to mimic the scientific process used by Palaeoecologists. They worked in the field to collect samples, worked with microscopes to investigate the samples and background research. The Australian National Universities major research focus is human-environment interaction through time.. Synapse Residencies place Australian artists into science and research settings to pursue collaborative projects with benefits accruing to both the resident and the host organisation. The residency program is managed by ANAT and is a major component of the Australia Councils Synapse Art and Science Initiative. Delivered in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts. ...
A number of new medicines to treat cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other diseases have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Pain associated with chronic wounds can delay wound healing, affects quality of life, and has a major impact on physical, emotional, and cognitive function. However, wound-related pain is often under-assessed and may therefore be suboptimally managed. The aim of this study was to describe the assessment practices used to assess chronic wound pain by health practitioners in Australia. A structured self-administered questionnaire was posted to members of an Australian national wound care organisation, whose membership represents various health practitioners involved in wound management. A total of 1190 (53%) members completed the survey. Overall, wound pain assessment was most commonly conducted at every consultation or wound dressing change (n = 718/1173, 61%). Nurses were more likely to assess wound-related pain before, during, and after the wound dressing procedures compared with other health care practitioners. In contrast, podiatrists assessed wound pain only when the patient complained about ...
Australias peak health promotion body, the Australian Health Promotion Association is the only professional association in Australia specifically for people interested or involved in the practice, research and study of health promotion.
Australias peak health promotion body, the Australian Health Promotion Association is the only professional association in Australia specifically for people interested or involved in the practice, research and study of health promotion.
Everyone in Australia recognises Telstra as the previously Government-owned telecommunications monopoly that was privatised a little over a decade ago, while being opened to competition. However it has still remained the dominant provider of fixed line, internet and mobile services while at the same time expanding its reach as a provider of cloud services and also increasing its role as a provider of support services to the National Broadband Network (NBN) for a very considerable sum. It is presently one of Australias largest companies with a market capitalisation of more than $75 billion and annual turnover of more than $33 billion writes Dr David More. ...
The objective of the audit was to examine the effectiveness of the management and control of program evaluation in the Australian Public Service. The ANAO made an assessment against criteria which were designed to test whether agencies were undertaking evaluations in a way which would enhance their overall effectiveness. The main issues examined were:. ...
4.19 DSTG has had difficulty collaborating with small-to-medium enterprises (SME) to commercialise its inventions. Traditionally, DSTG used licenses that were up to 30 pages long, to enable industry to use its research to support Defence capability and the Australian economy. DSTG considers that SMEs often found these licenses to be a prohibitive barrier to collaboration.. 4.20 To enable SMEs to more easily commercialise some of DSTGs inventions, the Technology Partnerships Office has refreshed its suite of collaboration and commercialisation agreement templates. One of these templates simplifies access to DSTGs intellectual property whilst complying with the Commonwealth and Defence policies, in a document of three pages.38 Another innovation is a collaborative R&D template which DSTG has recently rewritten using plain language with the intention of making it easier for SMEs to use.39. 4.21 Furthermore, in May 2015, DSTG replaced its numerous divisional contracting panels with a single point ...
Early last year, a person only identified as a member of the New South Wales security industry made a complaint to the NSW Office of the Privacy Commissioner about the requirement for security personnel to wear and display license cards while on duty. The complainant expressed concerns about physical and financial safety because of the amount of information listed on the cards and said ID cards showing names and birthdate violated NSW privacy laws, according to recently released investigation report by the privacy commissioner. ...
The National Library of Australias Copies Direct service lets you purchase higher quality, larger sized photocopies or electronic copies of newspapers pages.. Clicking on the Order now button below will open the ordering form in a new window which will allow you to enter the details of your request.. ...
Transcribing overseas records. If your child has received vaccines overseas, these will need to be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. Your child may require additional vaccines to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.. Your GP may be able to transcribe your childs overseas immunisation history and provide a catch up schedule if required. Your GP can also advise you on vaccinations required for your child to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.. If your child is under 10, ACT Health can provide this service for you. If you would like to have your childs immunisations transcribed by ACT Health, please send the following information to the Health Protection Service:. ...
CPBR NEWS. News from the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian National Herbarium (CANB), for the information of CPBR and ANBG staff and volunteers.. CPBR News is produced monthly. If you wish to contribute, please email your suggestions to Val Oliver, the coordinator.. Val Oliver: ph (02) 6246 5533; fax (02) 6246 5249; email: [email protected] 1. Herbarium. New Curator the Australian National Herbarium appointed. Since Bob Makinson left the Herbarium to take up a position at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney in May last year, Christine Cargill and Brendan Lepschi have been alternately acting in the position of Herbarium Curator while we realigned the position with our other Centre activities, and clarified the position in relation to the structural review of the ANBG; this proceeded very smoothly and both staff did an admirable job managing the herbarium during the extended transition period, with the herbarium running very smoothly without a hitch - thanks to both!. The selection ...
The CVD risk calculators commonly used in clinical practice to estimate future risk of cardiovascular events are most often based on the logistic regression equations generated from observations made since the late 1940s relating to citizens in the town of Framingham. The 1991 Framingham equation is derived from the Framingham cohort study data set and has been widely adopted because it allows estimates of total CVD events rather than individual coronary or stroke events.13 In its source cohort, the Framingham risk score (FRS) derived from the 1991 Framingham regression equation has good discrimination (AUC: 0.763 [men] and 0.793 [women]).13 Although it is arguable as to what constitutes a "good score," it has been suggested that an AUC ,0.8 represents good discrimination, 0.6 to 0.8 is moderate, and ,0.6 is poor.21 However when applied to our aged hypertensive cohort, the FRS was less predictive, tending to overestimate risk, except for CVD mortality in older men, where it underestimated risk. ...
At the end of the study, 58% of subjects randomized to the ACE-inhibitor arm and 62% randomized to the diuretic arm were still receiving the assigned treatment. Blood pressure decreased by 20/9 mm Hg in the ACE arm and 22/9 mm Hg in the diuretic arm by year 1; by 23/10 mm Hg in the ACE arm and 24/10 mm Hg in the diuretic arm by year 2; and by 26/12 mm Hg in both groups by year 5. The primary endpoint, all cardiovascular events or death from any cause, was lower in the ACE-inhibitor group vs the diuretic group (Hazard ratio 0.89, 95% CI 0.79 to 1.00, p=0.05). The benefit was observed in the male subset of patients (HR 0.83, 95% CI 0.71 to 0.97, p=0.02) but was not evident in female patients (HR 1.00, 95% CI 0.83 to 1.21, p=0.98). Similar results were observed for the secondary endpoint of first cardiovascular events, with a benefit in the ACE arm vs the diuretic arm (HR 0.88, 95% CI 0.77 to 1.01, p=0.07) as well as with the first MI endpoint (HR 0.68, 95% CI 0.47 to 0.98, p=0.04). Mortality did ...
Groups include:. fork ferns (Psilopsids). club mosses (Lycopods). horsetails. ferns. Fossils evidence suggests that some groups formed dominant flora in the past. Today ferns are prominent in some cool, moist areas.. - direct descendants of earliest land plants; fossils of their relatives are 410 million years old (late Silurian period). - Terrestrial or epiphytic. - instead of roots have rhizomes (underground stems with many rhizoids). - forked stems with very simple vascular tissue. - spore cases form at tips of short branchs. - only two genera known. ...
Significant Achievements, Anticipated Outcomes and Future Work Ethane, propane (liquified petroleum gas) and butane (lighter fluid) are the simplest model hydrocarbon fuel molecules that incorporate an internal rotation. The methyl torsional motion behaves like a vibration at low vibrational energies with a transition to a near-free rotor at high vibrational energies. Our simulations of collisions between these fuel molecules and rare gas atoms have shown that torsional motion acts as a gateway for energy transfer. The implication, for any future studies of larger fuel molecules (e.g. octane), is that simulations of collisional energy transfer must include the correct torsional dynamics. As part of these collisional energy transfer studies, we have developed a multiple direct-encounter hard-sphere model, which enables qualitative prediction of collisional energy transfer trends and behaviours, but at less computational cost than a full quantitative prediction. This will be be useful for future ...
BACKGROUND: Nursing in Australian general practice has grown rapidly over the last decade in response to government initiatives to strengthen primary care. There are limited data about how this expansion has impacted on the nursing role, scope of practice and workforce characteristics. This study aimed to describe the current demographic and employment characteristics of Australian nurses working in general practice and explore trends in their role over time. METHODS: In the nascence of the expansion of the role of nurses in Australian general practice (2003-2004) a national survey was undertaken to describe nurse demographics, clinical roles and competencies. This survey was repeated in 2009-2010 and comparative analysis of the datasets undertaken to explore workforce changes over time. RESULTS: Two hundred eighty four nurses employed in general practice completed the first survey (2003/04) and 235 completed the second survey (2009/10). Significantly more participants in Study 2 were ...
Australian Government almost forcibly pushes the HPV vaccines on young boys as well as girls Part 7(Final) Are vaccines harming Australian children? Are young Australians potentially being sterilized or made infertile I have attempted to bring parents attention of the extremely serious risks associated with many vaccines but more importantly the current unproven HPV vaccine…
Objective:The aim of this study was to assess the major dietary patterns of two age cohorts of women, to determine to the extent to which the dietary patterns differ between the cohorts and to assess whether they vary according to sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics and patterns of nutrient intake.Method:Dietary intake was assessed using an 80-item food frequency questionnaire for women aged 50-55 years (n=10 150; middle age) in 2001 and aged 25-30 years (n=7371; young) in 2003, from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens Health. Factor analysis using principal component extraction was used to identify dietary patterns, and a pattern score was calculated from the consumption of the food items identified with each dietary pattern. Associations between the dietary pattern scores and sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics and nutrient intakes were investigated using regression analysis.Results:Six dietary patterns were identified and were labelled: cooked ...
This study of Australian women presenting for routine Pap testing prior to the introduction of the National HPV Vaccination Program found HPV16 to be the most prevalent HPV genotype in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women equally, and that the five most common high-risk types were the same in both groups. Detection of any HPV genotype was strongly associated with smoking, Pap-test abnormalities and younger age. Indigenous women living in remote areas did not have more HPV genotypes detected, or more or fewer vaccine-preventable types, but for non-Indigenous women, living in a major city was associated with a higher probability of having HPV detected, and for that type to be 16 or 18. Marked differences in the prevalence of HPV between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women were not found, although older Indigenous women (31 to 40 years old) had more non-HPV 16/18 types detected. The dominance of HPV16 is consistent with worldwide prevalence studies, but HPV51, the second most common ...
Julio Licinio is currently Senior Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs, as well as Executive Dean, Dean of the College of Medicine, and Professor in Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He was formerly deputy director (Translation Strategy and Process) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, where he was head of the Mind & Brain Theme. He was simultaneously Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Adelaide, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, adjunct professor of psychiatry at the UT (University of Texas) Health Science Center at Houston, and visiting professor of psychiatry, University of Minho in Braga. He is the former director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (from 2009 to 2013), where he founded the John Curtin ...
Background The Prevalence and persistence of ADHD have not been described in young Australian adults and few studies have examined how conduct problems (CP) are associated with ADHD for this age group. We estimate lifetime and adult prevalence and persistence rates for three categories of ADHD for 3795 Australian adults, and indicate how career, health and childhood risk factors differ for people with ADHD symptoms and ADHD symptoms plus CP. Methodology Trained interviewers collected participant experience of ADHD, CP, education, employment, childhood experience, relationship and health variables. Three diagnostic definitions of ADHD used were (i) full DSM-IV criteria; (ii) excluding the age 7 onset criterion (no age criterion); (iii) participant experienced difficulties due to ADHD symptoms (problem symptoms). Results Prevalence rates in adulthood were 1.1%, 2.3% and 2.7% for each categorization respectively. Persistence of ADHD from childhood averaged across gender was 55.3% for full criteria, 50
QUEENSLAND, Australia April, 2012 *A recent study released by the Australian government reveals that child obesity in Australia is increasing at an alarming rate. Around 1.5 million people under th...
Objectives: The energy density (ED) of the diet is considered an important determinant of total energy intake and thus energy balance and weight change. We aimed to compare relationships between ED and macronutrient content in individual food and beverage items as well as population diet in a typical Western country. Design: Nutrient data for 3673 food items and 247 beverage items came from the Australian Food and Nutrient database (AusNut). Food and beverage intake data came from the 1995 Australian National Nutrition Survey (a 24-h dietary recall survey in 13 858 people over the age of 2). Relationships between ED and macronutrient and water content were analysed by linear regression with 95% prediction bands. Results: For both individual food items and population food intake, there was a positive relationship between ED and percent energy as fat and negative relationships between ED and percent energy as carbohydrate and percent water by weight. In all cases, there was close agreement between ...
The Australian Government has implemented a range of health measures specifically tailored to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Objective Under Programme 2.3, the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) provides entitled beneficiaries with access to a comprehensive array of pharmaceuticals and wound dressings for the treatment of their healthcare needs, including those items available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Overview In 2013-14, DVA maintained a comprehensive RPBS Schedule that meets the health care needs of entitled beneficiaries and is consistent with trends in the delivery of healthcare services.
PubMed journal article Body mass index, waist circumference, and chronic disease risk factors in Australian adolescent were found in PRIME PubMed. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone, iPad, or Android
OBJECTIVE: To assess the adequacy of blood pressure (BP) treatment among the contemporary adult Australian population with high cardiovascular risk.. METHODS: Data were analyzed from over 53,355 Australians aged 18 years and above enrolled in a large, community-based study of subjects with high cardiovascular risk. Eligibility criteria for BP treatment and target BP levels were derived from the Australian National Heart Foundation, as recommended by JNC VII.. RESULTS: Within the sample, 39,854 subjects met eligibility criteria for BP lowering treatment according to guidelines. Of these, 12,159 (30.5%) were not receiving therapy. The proportion of subjects not receiving therapy when indicated was greater among males than females (32.7% vs 28.1%, p,0.001), and among subjects aged less than 65 years than those greater than 65 years (36.4% vs 22.4%, p,0.001). Of the 34,996 treated subjects, 19,345 (55.28%) had blood pressures above recommended target levels. Again, males (57.1% vs 53.6%, p,0.001) ...
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A pro-inflammatory diet is thought to lead to hypertension through oxidative stress and vessel wall inflammation. We therefore investigated the association between the dietary inflammatory index (DII) and developing hypertension in a population-based cohort of middle-aged women. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens Health ... read more included 7169 Australian women, aged 52 years (SD 1 year) at baseline in 2001, who were followed up through 4 surveys until 2013. The DII, a literature-derived dietary index that has been validated against several inflammatory markers, was calculated based on data collected via a validated food-frequency questionnaire administered at baseline. Hypertension was defined as new onset of doctor-diagnosed hypertension, ascertained through self-report between 2001 and 2013. Generalised Estimating Equation analyses were used to investigate the association between the DII and incident hypertension. The analyses were ...
Design and methods. Part A of the Safe-D study is a cross-sectional study aiming to recruit 468 young females aged 16-25 years living in Victoria, Australia, through Facebook advertising. Participants are required to complete an extensive, online questionnaire, wear an ultra-violet dosimeter for 14 consecutive days and attend a study site visit. Outcome measures include areal bone mineral measures at the lumbar spine, total hip and whole body, as well as soft tissue composition using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Trabecular and cortical volumetric bone density at the tibia is measured using peripheral quantitative computed tomography. Other tests include serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, serum biochemistry and a range of health markers. Details of mood disorder/s and depressive and anxiety symptoms are obtained by self-report. Cutaneous melanin density is measured by spectrophotometry ...
LONDON-The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has selected STR to undertake its national accommodation data collection, the Australian Accommodation Monitor (AAM). The collection will involve participation from hotels, motels and serviced apartments in Australias capital cities and regional areas. In addition to collecting performance data, STR will measure accommodation supply, assisting the Australian government and industry in tracking progress toward their target of adding 20,000 rooms by 2020. "One of the key elements of our approach is that hotels and other accommodation providers who participate in this programme will gain access to STRs unparalleled benchmarking insights," said Matthew Burke, STR regional manager, Pacific. "This not only ensures greater market transparency for the Australian accommodation industry as a whole, but also greater opportunities for accommodation providers across the country to make better, data-driven business decisions.". STRs reporting ...
Australia. Janni Leung is affiliated with School of Population Health from Australias University of Queensland. Her research focuses on comparing differences in breast cancer health service use between the rural and urban population. Jannis background is in the field of health psychology, sociology, and epidemiology. She has previously worked as a womens health research assistant in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens Health study, and a geriatric research assistant in the Men, Women and Ageing study. ...
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease with significant cost to both the individual and the community. In 2007, RA accounted for over $400 million of Australian health expenditure.1 With increasing recognition that uncontrolled disease leads to irreversible joint damage and progressive disability, it is imperative that RA is diagnosed in a timely fashion to allow early intervention with appropriate disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). With these issues in mind, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) developed Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of early rheumatoid arthritis,2 released in August 2009. This article draws on the recommendations of that guideline. | RACGP
Information professionals working in the Australian Government need to continually develop their skills and knowledge to effectively deal with todays dynamic digital environment. Agencies need to support their information specialists to update and maintain their skills, knowledge and experience to meet the challenges of digital continuity. Support can include providing opportunities to join professional bodies, gain qualifications and work in different areas of the organisation. Agencies can also help individuals consolidate their understanding and develop proficiency in their area of expertise by providing developmental opportunities and building them into workplace performance strategies.. ...
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Little systematic research has been conducted in Australia to develop a picture of mid-aged womens experiences of violence and abuse across their lifetime. The present study was designed to address this deficiency by assessing the prevalence rates of different types of abuse, the situations in which they occur, how women coped, and the effect of abusive encounters on general health and well-being. Measures included descriptive variables, the SF-36 physical and mental health summary measures, the GHQ-12 instrument for psychological distress, and the CES-D depression scale. Using self-report questionnaires, data were obtained from 1159 mid-aged women previously recruited in the The Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens Health longitudinal project. The most frequently reported forms of abuse were emotional, physical and sexual. These overwhelmingly occurred in the home across all life stages, but mostly in adulthood and on an occasional or weekly basis. Almost all perpetrators were persons ...
The Council considered energy policy on a national level, recognising that the energy sector affects the lives of all Australians and that it underpins responsible and sustainable development, international competitiveness and economic growth. COAG also recognised that energy markets should operate to maximise provision of reliable energy services and that the effective operation of an open and competitive energy market contributes to delivering benefits to households, small business and industry. COAG noted key strategic issues for Australia s energy future, including the important emerging role gas will play in any national energy policy because of its domestic abundance and flexibility and it is a clean energy source. The challenge for the energy sector is to deliver these benefits within a sustainable development framework and to meet expectations of social responsibility and responsiveness to consumers.. All Australian Governments reaffirmed their existing commitments to currently-agreed ...
The Information Management Standard is consistent with the key concepts and principles of International Standard ISO 15489 (2016) Records Management. It has been developed and issued to assist Australian Government agencies to create and manage business information effectively.
The National Health Survey (NHS) is a series of Australia-wide health surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics designed to collect a range of information about the health of Australians, including the prevalence of self-reported type 2 diabetes.. In the NHS, data on diabetes refers to persons who reported having been told by a doctor or nurse that they had diabetes, irrespective of whether the person considered their diabetes to be current or long-term.. Excludes women with gestational diabetes.. The data are reported for people aged 18 and over.. Rates are directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.. Analysis by remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of the person (based on data availability).. Presented as a percentage.. 95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors calculated for rates. ...
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van Uffelen J, Berecki J, Brown W & Dobson A. What is a healthy body mass index for women in their seventies? Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Womens Health. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2010; 65(8): 847-853. Background: This study examines the relevance of the World Health Organization (WHO) optimal range for body mass index (BMI) of 18.5-25 kg/m2 to morbidity in older women.Methods: Data were from 11,553 women who completed five mailed surveys at 3-year intervals between 1996 (age 70-75 years) and 2008 (age 82-87 years). Incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, heart disease, and osteoporosis; hospital admissions; and mortality were assessed. The association between BMI in 1996 and each outcome was examined using logistic regression models with repeated measures and a proportional hazards model for survival.Results: There were consistent associations between increasing BMI and increasing incidence and prevalence of DM, hypertension, and heart ...
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As the leading cause of death and disease in Australia, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) places a significant burden on society. There are many lifestyle factors that are known to increase the risk of CHD. This study looks at both risk factors and protective factors of CHD. Research also shows CHD prevalence to be predicted by socio-economic status (SES) variables. This study aims to identify the extent to which risk and protective factors predict CHD prevalence in an Australian National survey and whether the association between risk factors and CHD is confounded by SES variables. This study used data from the 1995 National Health Survey (NHS/1995) to evaluate known risk factors as well as the mediating effect of SES factors. Risk factors included regular cigarette smoking, physical activity and alcohol consumption. SES variables are education, income, occupation, and an index of socio-economic disadvantage based on residence. Two dependent variables for CHO used in the analysis are the first health
Missing, Wounded and Prisoner of War Enquiry Cards - The Australian Womens Register, Australian Womens Archives Project is a biographical, bibliographical and archival database of Australian Women with links to related articles and images.
St. Margarets Hospital (Darlinghurst, N.S.W.) records, 1894-1998 - The Australian Womens Register, Australian Womens Archives Project is a biographical, bibliographical and archival database of Australian Women with links to related articles and images.
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We respect the Aboriginal people of this region as the Traditional Custodians and cultural knowledge holders of this land.. While the Australian Government Department of Health has contributed to the funding of this website, the information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government and is not advice that is provided, or information that is endorsed, by the Australian Government. The Australian Government is not responsible in negligence or otherwise for any injury, loss or damage however arising from the use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.. ...
To Whom It May Concern:. I am writing this open commentary as a Tufts University trained dentist, Harvard trained public health expert, author of nineteen books and three dozen scientific peer reviewed publications, a maker of six documentary films (including the "Best Film-2016" in London and Geneva competitions titled UN-VAXXED: A Docu-commentary for Robert De Niro), in response to the Australian Governments recent National Health and Medical Research Councils pro-fluoridation campaign As a veteran general dentist, periodontist, and Americas leading author of dental self-care educational materials for consumer advocacy, I am extremely concerned about fluoridation myths and misrepresentations perpetuated in the NHMRCs 2017 review of fluoridation.. I retired after sixteen years of service in dentistry and public health to establish Medical Veritas International, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational company dedicated to educating people about little known risks to health and safety from ...
Australian national reference laboratories for animal health have been endorsed by the Australian Government Animal Health Committee (AHC)
Diabetes Australia and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have joined forces to encourage more than 650,000 Australians with diabetes aged over 65 to receive a flu vaccination, after a nightmare 2017 flu season claimed more than 1000 lives.. Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson urged Australians to heed the warnings after last years flu season and get a flu shot this year.. "All Australians with diabetes should get the flu shot, but older Australians are at a higher risk of severe flu and even death," Professor Johnson said.. "This year, the Australian Government is funding two new enhanced flu vaccines for over-65s, as well as the regular flu shot that is available free to all Australians with diabetes." "Last year was a very bad year for influenza with more than 250,000 Australians impacted, and tragically 1000 deaths.". "People with diabetes are much more likely to be hospitalised with the flu, and they are much more likely to die from the flu than people ...
Australian government has officially confirmed that CDBS will be retained. Great news for the eligible children!! The retention of the CDBS, the closure of
The Australian National Childrens Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey has found that 72 per cent of 2-16 year old children were of a healthy weight, but 17 per cent were overweight, 6 per cent obese and 5 per cent underweight. The results of the 2007 survey were released today by the Parliamentary Secretary to the
TY - JOUR. T1 - Age-related variations in flavonoid intake and sources in the Australian population. AU - Johannot, Lidwine. AU - Somerset, Shawn M.. PY - 2006/12/1. Y1 - 2006/12/1. N2 - Objective: To estimate flavonoid intake in the Australian population. Design: Flavonoid consumption was estimated from 24-hour recall data and apparent consumption data using US Department of Agriculture flavonoid composition data. Subjects: The National Nutrition Survey 1995 assessed dietary intake (24-hour recall) in a representative sample (n = 13858) of the Australian population aged 2 years and over. Results: Analysis of the 24-hour recall data indicated an average adult intake (, 18 years) of 454 mg day-1 (92% being flavan-3-ols). Apple was the highest quercetin source until age 16-18 years, after which onion became an increasingly important prominent source. Variations in hesperetin consumption reflected orange intake. Apple, apricot and grapes were the major sources of epicatechin and catechin for ...
The National Joint Replacement Registry collects data on the implantation of prosthetic joint replacement devices. It reports on the performance of those devices and any revisions that are required. The work of the registry improves the health outcomes for many Australians. The learning that we have gained from this important body has reduced the rate of revisions of transplanted prosthetic devices. Revisions, by the way, are procedures involving replacement or repairs-and I know that is a matter well known to you, Madam Deputy Speaker Burke. For some patients, revisions require a longer time in hospital for recovery. They are generally more expensive and more complex, largely because they involve, to use the vernacular, reopening old wounds. The registry assists in getting better outcomes by tracking and providing an analysis of the best devices to use in the unique circumstances of patients. By avoiding revisions, we get better outcomes for patients and better outcomes for the health finances ...
Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics (External Website) The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists has a proud record of promoting professional standards and patient safety in the many areas of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine. It does this through education in the science and practice of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine.. Australian College For Emergency Medicine (External Website)The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine is an incorporated educational institution whose prime objective is the training and examination of specialist emergency physicians for Australia and New Zealand and the ongoing Maintenance of Professional Standards of the Fellows.. College of Emergency Nursing Australia (External Website) The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Ltd. (CENA) is the peak national nursing specialty organisation representing emergency nurses.. Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (External Website) The Royal Australian ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Los Angeles, August 10, 2017- In an unprecedented censorship attempt by the Australian Government, Polly Tommey, one of the producers of "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe," was banned from re-entering Australia for three years following the recent Australian tour of the film. The Australian government gave this reason for the ban, "…if the wider Australian community had been made aware of Ms. Tommeys presence in Australia promoting an anti-vaccination film and conducting anti-vaccination seminars, there is a risk that the Australian community would react adversely and thereby would be a risk to the good order of the Australian community.". Vaxxed, at its core, is about a whistleblower from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, who revealed that the CDC concealed and destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a causal association between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism. The film is not, and has never been, an anti-vaccination film. The ban ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - An Australian general practice based strategy to improve chronic disease prevention, and its impact on patient reported outcomes. T2 - Evaluation of the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial. AU - Harris, Mark Fort. AU - Parker, Sharon M. AU - Litt, John. AU - van Driel, Mieke. AU - Russell, Grant. AU - Mazza, Danielle. AU - Jayasinghe, Upali W. AU - Smith, Jane. AU - Del Mar, Chris. AU - Lane, Riki. AU - Denney-Wilson, Elizabeth. AU - Preventive Evidence into Practice Partnership Group. PY - 2017/9/8. Y1 - 2017/9/8. N2 - BACKGROUND: Implementing evidence-based chronic disease prevention with a practice-wide population is challenging in primary care.METHODS: PEP Intervention practices received education, clinical audit and feedback and practice facilitation. Patients (40‑69 years) without chronic disease from trial and control practices were invited to participate in baseline and 12 month follow up questionnaires. Patient-recalled receipt of GP ...
Australia is one of very few industrialized nations without a national disease control center. For the past 20 years, outbreak investigations have been preformed through the Master of Applied Epidemiology program at Australian National University (ANU). Funding has run out, raising concerns among public health experts. Professor Robert Douglas of ANU explained that the group played a role in "stemming the spread of about 200 epidemics, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Hendra virus, the swine flu and food-borne infections." To see a map of outbreaks in Australia this year, please click here.. ...
We are most grateful to the many people involved in organising and conducting the AusDiab study, and especially to the study participants for volunteering their valuable time. Adrian Cameron is supported by a postgraduate research scholarship (PP04M1794) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Elizabeth Barr is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (379305)/National Heart Foundation of Australia (PP05M2346) joint postgraduate scholarship. David Dunstan is supported by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Public Health Research Fellowships. Neville Owen is supported by a Queensland Health Core Research Infrastructure grant and by NHMRC Program Grant funding (301200). The AusDiab study was supported by a project grant from the NHMRC (233200). Collection and adjudication of non-fatal CVD outcomes was supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Research Grant in Aid (RES 17-01 2005). The AusDiab study, co-coordinated by the Baker IDI Heart and ...
The Australia Day Honours offers a way for the country to celebrate its best people. We congratulate alumni of The Australian National University who received recognition in the Australia Day Honours and we take great pride in their service to the wider community.
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dr Michelle Tate received her PhD in 2010 from the University of Melbourne, Australia under thesupervision of A/Prof Patrick Reading. Her doctoral studies focused on identifying a number ofhost and virus-encoded factors implicated in modulating disease during IAV infection.. For this body of work, Dr Tate received numerous prestigious awards including a Commendation for the Victorian Premiers Award for Health and Medical Research and the University of Melbournes Chancellors Prize and Dean of Medicines Prize.. In 2011, Dr Tate began post-doctora lstudies in the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia under the mentorship of Prof Paul Hertzog and in 2012, she was awarded a Peter Doherty Fellowship from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Her research has ...
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has warned of a second Stolen Generation, describing the numbers of Indigenous children being removed from their homes in recent years as "chilling".. Speaking on the eve of the release of this years Closing the Gap report - a report card on how Australia is faring in improving Indigenous health and education - the former Labor leader said the nation needed to do better.. "The uncomfortable truth is that the story of Indigenous child removal is bad - and it is getting worse," Mr Rudd said at an address at the Australian National University in Canberra on Monday.. He said in 2006, 6497 Aboriginal children were in out-of-home care around Australia. In 2007 it had jumped to 7917 and by mid-2015 - the most recent year of recorded data - it stood at 15,432.. In nearly 40 percent of the 2015 cases, no Indigenous organisation was consulted and no extended family or community carer was found.. Mr Rudd said the lack of proper procedures flew in the face of ...
Guidance Guidance for control of infections with carbapenem-resistant or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Acute Care Facilities in the MMWR, CDC recommends an aggressive infection control approach, limit the development of these organisms.. Press release, New CDC MMWR On Klebseilla pneumonia carbapenemase-producing organismsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have new infection control recommendations Klebseilla pneumoniae carbapenemase released - producing organisms, one of the drug-resistant gram-negative bacterium is. Recent studies have shown that infection with these highly resistant bacteria are a growing problem in health care.. Support for rural capacity building - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Rural Faculty EncouragedThe Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Rural Faculty is encouraged by the announcement of the additional funds from the federal governments new National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure ...
The Australian Government Department of Health began engaging with patients and advocacy groups in early 2013 to discuss the concerns about Lyme borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease.. Now, a Senate inquiry into Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme-like illness for many Australian patients conducted by the Senate Community Affairs References Committee culminated in the Committees final report, published on Nov. 9, building on the interim report tabled in May 2016.. The report resulted in 12 recommendations from the committee and the Australian governments response.. Among the recommendations include increased funding for research into tick-borne pathogens and a epidemiological assessment of the prevalence of suspected tick-borne illness in Australia.. Recommendation 9 was about how physicians and other health care provider should address suspected tick-borne illness.. "Consistently adopt a patient-centric approach that focusses on individual patient symptoms, ...
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are isolated in stable condition in an Australian hospital Thursday after contracting the new coronavirus, the actor and Australian officials said.
Although the current Australian infant feeding recommendation is that infants should be exclusively breastfed for around 6 months [11], during 2002-3 when the present study was conducted, Australian recommendations stated that solids foods be introduced during the first 4 to 6 months [10]. Nevertheless, compliance by mothers in this study with the recommendations current at the time was poor, with close to half of all infants (43.5%) receiving their first solid foods before 17 weeks of age. This finding is reasonably consistent with the results of the 2001 Australian National Health Survey [19] which indicated that 55% of infants over 18 weeks were receiving solids.. Non-adherence to feeding recommendations is not limited to Australian mothers. Even higher rates of non-compliance with the earlier WHO recommendation were reported in a number of studies of industrialised populations conducted in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with 45% of New Zealand [20], 63% of Finnish [21] and 70% of Canadian ...
An Australian hospital apologized on Thursday after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.
The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of Victoria, New South Wales and ACT. It is 655 km long, starting at Walhalla, Victoria and running through to Tharwa, ACT near Canberra. The track weaves mainly through Australian national parks, such as Alpine National Park and Kosciuszko National Park, though it is not exclusively restricted to national parks. It ascends many peaks including Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Bogong, and Bimberi Peak, the highest points in N.S.W., Victoria, and the A.C.T. respectively. The AAWT crosses exposed high plains including the Victorian Bogong High Plains and the Main Range in NSW. To walk the whole trail can take between 5 and 8 weeks. Food drops or a support crew are necessary, as the trail passes through no towns, although it passes close to the ski resorts of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Baw Baw, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Perisher. It has been signposted for part of its length in a tri-state agreement. However, most ...
The Department of Industrys administration of Commercialisation Australia has received a mixed review from the Australian National Audit Office ahead of the grant programs demise.
For the most part, Australian general practitioners do not have a clear idea of how the health care system works and how family medicine is practised in the United States of America. We hear that despite the enormous and rising cost (currently $US2.5 trillion per year) many people in the USA still have poor access to health care. We also hear that from the providers point of view, managed care interferes with clinical freedom and the patient-doctor relationship. Are these accurate impressions? How does family medicine in the USA compare to Australia and are there lessons for us in how they do things? | RACGP
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The Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University is calling for a concerted government approach to reduce the amount of salt in packaged food following new research showing some meals contain more than the maximum recommended 5 grams daily salt intake in a single serve.. Rosemary Calder, Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC), said reducing the amount of salt in processed products using reformulation could save about 3500 lives each year and prevent chronic diseases including kidney, stroke and heart disease.. "Food reformulation is effective," she said. "We have seen how mandatory folic acid fortification in bread has significantly prevented cases of neural tube defects such as spina bifida.. "Many people do not know how much salt they are consuming and may feel that they are taking a healthier option by choosing pre-packaged meals but instead are putting themselves at risk without realising it.". The average adult salt consumption is 8.1 grams per ...
Deirdre Coombe, PhD, BSc Hons (University of Adelaide) is a Professor at Curtin University, Western Australia. She is recognised internationally for her work with the extracellular matrix and with glycosaminoglycan-protein interactions and the therapeutic potential of carbohydrate-like drugs. In recent years her work on the extracellular matrix has focused on its contribution to cell and tissue differentiation, as well as to cancer biology and in particular to melanoma cell migration and invasion. She has worked at the Australian National University; Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London; National Institute for Medical Research, London; Glycobiology Institute and Sir William Dunn School of Pathology both of Oxford University. In 1994 she established her research lab at the Institute for Child Health Research in Perth, before joining Curtin University in 2000. She has had continuous research funding for 25 years raising more than AU$8.5 million in research grants and contracts. In 2006 she ...
Breastfeeding is widely accepted as an important public health issue for babies and their mothers. Yet, despite this, Australia continues to struggle with reaching global targets for breastfeeding indicators. In 2007, the Best Start Parliamentary Inquiry Report was released and set the stage for the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy [2010-2015), which was announced in November 2009, with the vision to increase Australias breastfeeding rates of infants at 6 months of age and beyond. The aim of this research project was to explore the perspectives of key stakeholders in the field of infant feeding in Australia on the implementation of the strategy, barriers and enablers to its successful implementation and actions that were still needed ...
Launched in Australia in 2015, Choosing Wisely is a global health initiative that is enabling clinicians, consumers and healthcare stakeholders to start important conversations about tests, treatments and procedures, where evidence shows they provide no benefit, or in some cases, lead to harm.. Choosing Wisely Australia invites peak health professional colleges, societies and associations to develop lists of tests, treatments and procedures that clinicians and consumers should question. To date, Choosing Wisely Australia is supported by 45 member colleges, societies and associations and has published more than 190 recommendations of healthcare to question. Members and supporters include the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP). Choosing Wisely Australia is also about empowering consumers to have the confidence to ask questions about their healthcare options, ...
Posted by OFX AUD - Australian Dollar The Australian dollar is steady this morning when valued against the Greenback finishing the day relatively unchanged around 0.6850. The Aussie dragged down in early trade yesterday on the back of the Australian Westpac Leading Index, which continued signalling growth
Aims A very limited number of prospective studies have reported conflicting data on the relation between heart rate and diabetes risk. Our aim therefore was to determine in a large, national, population-based cohort if heart rate predicts the development of diabetes. Methods The Australian Diabetes Obesity and Lifestyle study followed up 6537 people over 5years. Baseline measurements included questionnaires, anthropometrics and blood and urine collection. Heart rate was recorded in beats per min (Dinamap). An oral glucose tolerance test was performed at baseline and follow-up, and diabetes was defined using World Health Organization criteria. Results A total of 5817 participants were eligible for analysis, 221 of whom developed diabetes. Compared with participants with a heart rate ,60bmin1, those with a heart rate 80bmin1 were more likely to develop diabetes (odds ratio1.89, 95%CI 1.073.35) over 5years, independent of traditional risk factors. This relationship was highly significant, ...
Peter Visscher was born in The Netherlands from Dutch and English parents. He moved to Edinburgh in 1987 for an MSc and subsequent PhD in animal breeding and genetics, working on the estimation of genetic parameters in large livestock pedigrees. A postdoctoral period in Melbourne was followed by a return to Edinburgh, where he developed methods to map genetic loci underlying complex traits. In 1995 he moved to a faculty position at the University of Edinburgh, developing gene mapping methods and software tools, with practical applications in livestock and human populations. Visscher joined the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in 2005 and in 2011 moved to the University of Queensland where he is Professor and Chair of Quantitative Genetics. Visscher is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2010. Visschers research interests are focussed on a better understanding of ...
I have more than 30 years experience as an environmental and occupational health scientist, primarily as an academic, but also as international civil servant and independent consultant. I was a university senior lecturer and later professor at the University of Auckland for 15 years, served 8 years as epidemiologist at the World Health Organization (WHO, Geneva) followed by 4 years as Director of Global and Integrated Environmental Health in the same office.. Since 2002 I have worked partly in Australia (for the Australian National University) and partly in Sweden (for the National Institute of Public Health), in addition to consultancy projects for government agencies in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden and for WHO. My research work has produced more than 300 published reports, and I have been keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences.. My research, teaching and consultancy work has covered health issues such as: lead, cadmium and mercury poisoning; asbestos cancer; ...
at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands; Professor of Primary Health Care Research at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia; and Past President of WONCA. On a global scale, research in family medicine and primary health care appears to develop slowly and hesitantly, certainly in light of its contribution to education. This difficult state of affairs is mirrored in substantial international differences in research facilities: few countries can boast the visionary funding policies of Canada or Australia, or the inclusive research programming of universities in the Netherlands and the UK. The research grass often looks greener on the other side of a border, and this tends to trigger contemplation of what might have been - along with lamentations of deprived opportunities.. Yet, there IS a parallel primary health care research reality to enjoy. Italian family physicians have been able to publish their research in the highest impact journals, Brazilian universities are ...
Dr Elizabeth Krenske undertook her PhD in the field of synthetic main-group chemistry at The Australian National Universitys Research School of Chemistry, where she worked with Professor Bruce Wild. After two years of postdoctoral research at the ANU she was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship and spent two years at the University of California, Los Angeles, working in the field of theoretical and computational chemistry with Professor Kendall Houk. She returned to Australia in 2009 as an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and moved to The University of Queensland in 2012 as an ARC Future Fellow. She currently holds a Senior Lectureship in the UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences and is a 2017 UQ Strategic Research Fellow.. ...
There appears to be little respite ahead for the beleaguered Australian dollar, which tumbled to a 20-month low over the weekend.