Coronavirus saves lives of lobsters: Fishermen consider returning live lobsters to the ocean since demand from China has collapsed
(Natural News) With hundreds of millions of Chinese people now under mandatory lockdown due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), the global economy is rapidly screeching to a halt. Cars aren’t getting built, pharmaceuticals aren’t being made, and lobster isn’t being imported, which is impacting fishermen hard in places as far away as Australia, New Zealand,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The End of Australia as We Know It
What many of us have witnessed this fire season feels alive and monstrous. With climate change forcing a relaxed country to stumble toward new ways of work, leisure and life, will politics follow? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Damien Cave and Matthew Abbott Tags: Wildfires Fires and Firefighters Global Warming Cannon-Brookes, Mike Keneally, Thomas Australia Source Type: news

How do Jewish communities respond to manifestations of institutional child sexual abuse? A case study of Malka Leifer and Adass Israel in Melbourne, Australia - Mendes P, Pinskier M, McCurdy S.
The recent Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provided some insight into manifestations of child sexual abuse within an ultra-orthodox Jewish community. This paper extends the analysis by the Royal Commission (RC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pathological links between traumatic brain injury and dementia: Australian pre-clinical research - Collins JM, Woodhouse A, Bye N, Vickers J, King AE, Ziebell J.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause persistent cognitive changes and ongoing neurodegeneration in the brain. Accumulating epidemiological and pathological evidence implicates TBI in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Self-reported injury in Australian young adults: demographic and lifestyle predictors - Stokes MA, Hemphill S, McGillivray J, Evans-Whipp T, Satyen L, Toumbourou JW.
This study examined the use of injury self-reports and various causes of injury among adolescents. METHODS: A cohort recruited in 2002 as a represe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield: narratives on the road to asylum - Hocking DC.
This study aimed to explore the ecological influences on subjective well-being identified by current and former community-dwelling asylum seekers engaged in the process of Refugee Status Determination in Australia. This article presents the qualitative com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Chinese gymnasts pull out of World Cup in Australia due to coronavirus travel ban
The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week's World Cup in Melbourne has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Air ambulance and emergency retrieval services in Western Australia: caseload analysis over 5 years - Garwood J, Wilkinson B, Bartholomew H, Langford SA, O'Connell A.
OBJECTIVE: The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDSWO) provides critical care transfer and retrieval services across 2.5 million km2 to a population of 2.58 million people, providing both primary and secondary retrievals across W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mother nature and child development
(University of South Australia) A world first review of the importance of nature play could transform children's play spaces, supporting investment in city and urban parks, while also delivering important opportunities for children's physical, social and emotional development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Travel restrictions during outbreak needless and illegal, global law experts say
Global health law experts say dozens of countries — including the United States and Australia — are breaking international law by imposing travel restrictions during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Young people's perceptions of sexual assault in residential care: "It does happen a lot" - Death J, Moore T, McArthur M, Roche S, Tilbury C.
The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) examined child sexual abuse within a wide range of institutions that provide services to children, this included residential facilities. The current s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Lead poisoning associated with illicit opium use - Wong J, Bourke E, Roberts V, Lim SM, Johnson D, Hamblin PS, Karunajeewa H, Greene S.
We present these cases to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China
Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Australia ’s Prospection raises A$10M in Series A funding
Australia-based healthcare analytics startup Prospection raised A$10 million in its first external funding round, led by Main Sequence Ventures ’ CSIRO Innovation Fund and Horizons Ventures, the company announced earlier this week. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s healthcare analytics platforms into new therapy areas, grow its artificial intelligence capabilities, and expand into Asia Pacific. WHAT THEY DO (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A brighter future for victims of child abuse and neglect
(University of South Australia) Victims of child abuse suffer enormous immediate and long-term consequences, with impacts extending beyond individuals and across generations. Preventing child abuse and neglect is imperative, yet not enough is known about pathways into child maltreatment and how these can be disrupted. Now, researchers at the University of South Australia are breaching this gap by investigating predictors of child maltreatment and the factors that contribute to better or worse outcomes for victims and their children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first case confirmed in London as major tech event in Barcelona cancelled – latest news
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsMan linked to UK outbreak released from hospitalF1 ’s Chinese GP called off due to coronavirusShare your stories8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travell...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

First case of coronavirus confirmed in London – as it happened
Latest update on coronavirus outbreak, including WHO press conference and first case in LondonMobile World Congress axed after firms quit over virus fearsCoronavirus – latest updates8.06pmGMTSenior scientific figures have played down the significance of the confirmation that a case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the UK ’s largest population centre.Dr Michael Tildesley, associate professor in mathematical epidemiology at the University of Warwick, has said:It has been confirmed this is a case where an individual has travelled from China and has been detected whilst in London. So we don ’t have enough...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin, Amy Walker, Simon Murphy, Martin Farrer and Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: China death rate appears to slow as 39 new cases found on cruise ship – latest news
New figures report 97 deaths up to midnight on Tuesday, as WHO chief warns threat is greater than terrorism. Follow all the developments hereCruise ship stranded after being refused port by four countriesWHO chief says threat of virus is greater than terrorismWorthing hospital healthcare worker contracts coronavirusShare your stories8.41amGMTA seventh Brighton and Hove school has issued a warning to parents about the coronavirus outbreak on the south coast.Two families with children at Carden Primary School have been told to self-isolate in an email sent by the school on Wednesday morning.8.24amGMTPassengers held in quaran...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Global economy Business Australia news Japan Source Type: news

Algae team rosters could help ID 'super corals'
(Rice University) U.S. and Australian researchers have found a potential tool for identifying stress-tolerant " super corals. " In experiments that simulated climate change stress, researchers found corals that best survived had symbiotic algae communities with similar features. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Swipe right: the emergence of dating-app facilitated sexual assault. A descriptive retrospective audit of forensic examination caseload in an Australian metropolitan service - Rowse J, Bolt C, Gaya S.
The use of dating 'apps' to facilitate real-word social encounters between strangers is culturally mainstream. Sexual assaults facilitated following dating-app meetings have been reported in the media, and anecdotally noted at increasing frequency by clini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections
(University of Melbourne) Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. In what is the biggest trial of MRSA bloodstream infections to date, (352 participants from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel), the CAMERA2 clinical trial, researchers were surprised to see the drug combination wasn't as effective as anticipated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

An unusual pattern of post-mortem injury caused by Australian fresh water yabbies (Cherax destructor) - Byard RW.
A 67-year-old woman with a history of previous cerebrovascular accidents who was confined to a wheel chair drowned in a pond in a public park. Features compatible with drowning included congestion and edema of the lungs with prominent hemolytic staining of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

The Guardian view on climate anxiety: we live in frightening times | Editorial
When psychologists warn that global heating could cause trauma to become normalised, world leaders should take notice“It makes sense” is the first thing to say about the phenomenon being described by psychologists asclimate anxiety. Wherever in the world you live, there are very good reasons to feel anxious about the rate of global heating and the lack of adequate action to tackle it by governments, businesses and organisations of all sorts.The predicted consequences are frightening: hotter weather in already inhospitable places, sea-level rises caused bymelting ice sheets, and increased disruption of weather s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Climate change Psychology Depression Environment Science Society Australia news World news Source Type: news

With Australia's Hillsides Stripped Bare By Fire, Scientists Rush To Predict Mudflows
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Media News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides topline results from investigator-led Phase II/III trial with gantenerumab in rare inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease
Basel, 10 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the gantenerumab arm of the Phase II/III DIAN-TU-001 study did not meet its primary endpoint in people who have an early-onset, inherited form of Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). This form of AD, known as autosomal dominant AD (ADAD), accounts for less than 1% of all cases of the disease.1 The study, sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, US, did not show a significant slowing of the rate of cognitive decline in people treated with investigational medicine gantenerumab as measured by the novel DIAN Multivariate Co...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dolphins gather in female family groups
(Flinders University) Social clusters including mothers' groups play an important role in the life of southern Australian bottlenose dolphins, a new study shows. Like giraffes, lions, hyenas and grey kangaroos, bottlenose dolphins appear to form social bonds with kin and other females in similar reproductive condition, while maintaining moderate and loose social bonds with some same-sex individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Common medication may lower risk of 'broken heart' during bereavement
(University of Sydney) The increased risk of heart attack or 'a broken heart' in early bereavement could be reduced by using common medication in a novel way, according to a world-first study led by the University of Sydney and funded by Heart Research Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research uncovers new path for melanoma detection and treatment
(Edith Cowan University) A new way to spot melanoma cells circulating in the blood has the potential to significantly improve the monitoring of cancer patients and guide future treatment. Edith Cowan University's Melanoma Research Group, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and clinicians at Western Australian hospitals, has pioneered a new technique to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) that could provide a new avenue for cancer diagnosis and therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Australians stranded in Wuhan after evacuation flight delayed
Those waiting to board sent home from airport as China withholds ‘official clearance’ to landAustralians who had been due to leave Wuhan on Friday night remain stranded in the city where the coronavirus outbreak began after the flight was delayed until at least Saturday.The second Qantas coronavirus evacuation flight had beenscheduled to fly overnight on Friday from locked down Wuhan to a quarantine site outside of Darwin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science Northern Territory Source Type: news

Waking to use technology at night, and associations with driving and work outcomes: a screenshot of Australian adults - Appleton SL, Reynolds AC, Gill TK, Melaku YA, Adams R.
Use of smartphones/electronic devices and their relationship with outcomes are understudied in adult populations. We determined daytime functional correlates of using technology during the night in a population sample of Australian adults. A cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Characteristics, diagnoses and risk profiles of inpatients readmitted within 28 days of discharge to an Australian private psychiatric hospital - Keks NA, Hope J, Adamopoulos V, Pring W, Tofler D, Macfarlane S, Van Sebille D.
The objective of this study was to perform a clinical and risk audit of private hospital inpatients who had been readmitted within 28 days of a preceding admission. METHOD: Of 118 readmissions within 28 days in 2017 (7% of all admissions... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Contributions of multiple built environment features to 10-year change in body mass index and waist circumference in a south australian middle-aged cohort - Carroll SJ, Dale MJ, Taylor AW, Daniel M.
Residential areas may shape health, yet few studies are longitudinal or concurrently test relationships between multiple residential features and health. This longitudinal study concurrently assessed the contributions of multiple environmental features to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Coronavirus economic impact: Australia could be among world's hardest hit nations
Australia ’s economy is unusually dependent on China, and a coronavirus-driven slowdown could mean billions in lost revenueAustralia could be one of the countries worst affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak as factories in China remain shuttered and millions of people are confined to their homes and banned from travelling.The Reserve Bank of Australia on Friday stuck to its forecast of strong growth this year thanks to a rising housing market, and the stock market – along with others around the world – has largely shrugged off concerns about the global impact of the virus to remain c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Farrer Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australian economy China Australia news Business Asia Pacific Science Source Type: news

Sports career-related concussion and mental health symptoms in former elite athletes - Gouttebarge V, Kerkhoffs GMMJ.
BACKGROUND: In elite sports, concussion is common and recurrent, especially in high-speed contact or collision sports such as American and Australian football, ice hockey and rugby. Mental health symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance) are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Using a qualitative phenomenological approach to inform the etiology and prevention of occupational heat-related injuries in Australia - Hansen AL, Williams S, Hanson-Easey S, Varghese BM, Bi P, Heyworth J, Nitschke M, Rowett S, Sim MR, Pisaniello DL.
Epidemiological evidence has shown an association between exposure to high temperatures and occupational injuries, an issue gaining importance with environmental change. The aim of this study was to better understand contributing risk factors and preventiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries
Many specialist doctors and nurses in Africa are migrating to greener pastures, leaving cancer patients with few options. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy External SourceLONDON, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report. The report, compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO), warns that cancer prevention is taking a back seat in poor countries, as their health systems tackle such immediate problems as infectious diseases, child health and nutrition. The r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Universities deny plans to put international students in coronavirus quarantine
Group of Eight universities dismiss reports they will quarantine students from China on regional campusesAustralia ’s eight most prominent universities have dismissed media reports that they are planing to quarantine international students on regional campuses as a result of thefederal government ’s travel ban.Since 1 February foreign nationals have beenbarred from entering Australia within 14 days of leaving China, as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news Infectious diseases Australian universities Science Australian education Australian politics Source Type: news

This is the age of the megafire – and it’s being fuelled by our leaders | Tim Flannery
In the face of the climate disaster it helped create, the Australian government has given us only lies and denialUnprecedented wildfires have recently devastated California, the Amazon, southern Europe, Siberia and Australia. It ’s safe to say that we’ve entered the era of the climate-fuelled megafire. But because fire conditions depend on local vegetation, topography and climate, each of these great conflagrations is different.Australia ’s bushfires of the last four months have been true megafires, creating their own weather and becoming so vast in their impact thatmore than half of all Australians have ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Flannery Tags: Australia news Bushfires World news Natural disasters and extreme weather Climate change Science Scott Morrison Fossil fuels Australia weather Health Energy Environment Source Type: news

Government to issue new travel advice amid coronavirus crisis
At least 16 nations around the world, including the US, Australia and Saudi Arabia, have already banned travellers from China - where 99 per cent of cases have been recorded. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Derail Xi Jinping ’s Dreams of a Chinese Century
It took eight hours for a doctor to see Wu Chen’s mother after she arrived at the hospital. Eight days later, she was dead. The doctor was “99% sure” she had contracted the mysterious pneumonia-like illness sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan, Wu says, but he didn’t have the testing kit to prove it. And despite the 64-year-old’s fever and perilously low oxygen levels, there was no bed for her. Wu tried two more hospitals over the next week, but all were overrun. By Jan. 25, her mother was slumped on the tile floor of an emergency room, gasping for air, drifting in and out of conscious...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Source Type: news

Passengers on a Virus-Stricken Cruise Ship in Japan Speak About Life Under Quarantine
Karey Maniscalco and her husband were dining on their cruise ship on Feb. 3 when the captain made an announcement. A passenger from Hong Kong, who was previously on the Diamond Princess, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the cruise company learned, and authorities would soon be boarding the vessel at Yokohama, Japan—where the boat was docked—to carry out tests on other holidaymakers and crew. “The whole room became dead silent,” the 44-year-old from St. George, Utah says. “The whole restaurant just stopped talking, and we started looking around as if to assess the situation.” She ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Julie Bishop: Coalition should lead world on climate despite 'missteps' on bushfires
Chancellor of Australian National University puts experts at government disposal to provide ‘evidence-based’ solutionsAustralia “needs action on several fronts” following a catastrophic bushfire season, including leading international efforts against climate change and cutting emissions beyond the electricity sector, Julie Bishop has said.Bishop, the incoming chancellor of the Australian National University, made the comments to Guardian Australia, offering to put the university ’s disaster management experts and more than 300 climate scientists at the federal government’s disposal to pr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Karp Tags: Australian politics Australia news Bushfires Climate change Environment Natural disasters and extreme weather Julie Bishop Australian universities Australian education Science Source Type: news

Determining public perceptions of a proposed national heat protection policy for Australian schools - Hyndman B, Zundans-Fraser L.
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Across Australia there are inconsistent and varying guidelines or 'recommendations' across a number of jurisdictions for the protection of school children from heat-related consequences, yet there is no national policy for heat protection ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Injury epidemiology in Australian male professional soccer - Lu D, McCall A, Jones M, Kovalchik S, Steinweg J, Gelis L, Duffield R.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the injury epidemiology of the Australian male professional soccer league (A-League) over 6 consecutive seasons. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. METHODS: Match-loss injury data was collected from each... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic dental injuries presenting to a paediatric emergency department in a tertiary children's hospital, Adelaide, Australia - Ng L, Malandris M, Cheung W, Rossi-Fedele G.
BACKGROUND/AIM: There is a scarcity of data regarding paediatric traumatic dental injuries (TDI) in tertiary teaching hospitals. Therefore, the aim of this t study was to review the TDI presenting to the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide (Austral... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Sugar ants' preference for pee may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
(University of South Australia) An unlikely penchant for pee is putting a common sugar ant on the map, as new research from the University of South Australia shows their taste for urine could play a role in reducing greenhouse gases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Harsh Alarm Sounds May Cause People To Feel Groggier
BOSTON (CBS) – The sound of your morning alarm may determine how alert you feel when you wake up. Researchers in Australia surveyed 50 people and found that people who woke to harsh alarm tones like a “beep, beep, beep” reported feeling groggier and less alert than those who woke to more melodic sounds, like a rhythmic song. They say a harsh alarm might disrupt or confuse the brain when waking whereas a more melodic sounds may help us transition to a waking state in a more effective way. They say this could have important implications for anyone who needs to perform at peak performance soon after waking l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Sleeping Source Type: news

Coronavirus evacuee plane from Wuhan arrives in New Zealand
A plane load of New Zealanders, Australians and Pacific Islanders evacuated from China's Wuhan city arrived in New Zealand's Auckland on Wednesday, where they will be quarantined to prevent the spread of a new flu-like coronavirus, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news