Widening inequality in extreme macrosomia between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations of Qu├ębec, Canada.
Conclusion: Inequalities in extreme macrosomia between First Nations and non-Indigenous Quebecers are pronounced and widened between 1981 and 2008. Implications: Studies are needed to determine why macrosomia rates are increasing in Québec's First Nations, and how they compare with Indigenous sub-groups of demographically similar countries, including Australia and New Zealand. PMID: 23379807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Auger N, Park AL, Zoungrana H, Sing MF, Lo E, Luo ZC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Seven-year trends in sun protection and sunburn among Australian adolescents and adults.
Conclusions : The findings suggest improvements in skin cancer prevention attitudes of Australians over time. Australians' compliance with sun protection during summer has improved in some areas, but is still far from ideal. The sustained decrease in weekend sunburn among adolescents and adults is encouraging, but further improvements are required. PMID: 23379808 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Volkov A, Dobbinson S, Wakefield M, Slevin T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Wearing long pants while working outdoors in the tropics does not yield higher body temperatures.
Abstract Objective: To compare the thermoregulatory demands of outdoor workers wearing long or knee-length pants while working in situ in a tropical environment. Methods: Fifteen male (35.8 ± 10.5 yr) outdoor Council workers completed their daily occupational duties (construction or gardening) in trials conducted six days apart: once wearing knee-length shorts (SHORTS) and once wearing full-length pants (PANTS). Body mass and hydration were assessed prior to and following each trial with core body (T(C) ) and mean skin temperature (MST; weighted from sites: chest, arm, thigh and calf) assessed at 30-minute ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sinclair WH, Brownsberger JC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Excessive alcohol use and its association with risky sexual behaviour: a cross-sectional analysis of data from Victorian secondary school students.
Conclusion and implications: Risky sex - multiple sexual partners and regretted sex due to alcohol - and excessive drinking are highly prevalent and co-associated among Victorian late secondary students. PMID: 23379810 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Agius P, Taft A, Hemphill S, Toumbourou J, McMorris B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Higher energy prices are associated with diminished resources, performance and safety in Australian ambulance systems.
Conclusion : Changes in energy prices are associated with changes in Australian ambulance systems' resource, performance and safety characteristics in ways that could affect both patients and personnel. Further research is needed to explore the mechanisms of, and strategies for mitigating, these impacts. The impacts of energy prices on other aspects of the health system should also be investigated. PMID: 23379811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brown LH, Chaiechi T, Buettner PG, Canyon DV, Crawford JM, Judd J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Telephone surveys provide reliable information on risk behaviours and health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
PMID: 23379813 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Barr ML, Dillon A, Kassis M, Steel DG Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between discrimination and dental visiting behaviours in an Aboriginal Australian birth cohort.
PMID: 23379814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jamieson LM, Steffens M, Paradies YC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Nationally consistent spectacle supply for Indigenous Australians.
PMID: 23379815 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Anjou MD, Boudville AI, Taylor HR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Here we go again: cider's turn to highlight anomalies in Australia's alcohol taxation system.
PMID: 23379816 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carragher N, Shakeshaft A, Doran CM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research