Australian childcare centres are too close to car parks exposing children with developing lungs to high levels of traffic pollution.
CONCLUSION: Australian childcare centres are located too close to car parks exposing children to pollution and likely impacting the development of chronic respiratory disease. Traffic pollution is an avoidable risk that must be considered when planning childcare centre location. Implications for public health: The co-location of childcare centres with large-scale car parks may have long-term impacts on the respiratory health of Australian children under the age of five. PMID: 33197113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Birch H, Walter C, Irving L, Dharmage SC, Smallwood N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Population patterns in Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores in the Australian population; 2007-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite an overall decline in AUDIT scores, nearly one-quarter of Australians reported hazardous drinking. Implications for public health: The marked declines in hazardous drinking among young people are positive, but trends observed among those aged 40-59 and 60+ years suggests targeted interventions for older Australians are needed. PMID: 33104260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: O'Brien H, Callinan S, Livingston M, Doyle JS, Dietze PM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian news media reporting of methamphetamine: an analysis of print media 2014-2016.
CONCLUSIONS: The coverage of methamphetamine in the Australian print media mostly serves to construct methamphetamine use as an urgent social problem, often framed from a legal perspective and associated with violent, dangerous, deviant and aggressive users. Implications for public health: Such reporting and stigmatisation of methamphetamine use can undermine public health policy responses and strategies, including early intervention and treatment and focused efforts directed at those most at risk of harm. PMID: 33104272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rawstorne P, O'Connor R, Cohn A, Fredrickson A, Jayasinha R, Hayen A, Lancaster K, Nathan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Awareness and use of telephone-based behaviour change support services among clients of a community mental health service.
CONCLUSIONS: Opportunities exist for increasing awareness and use of both services, particularly the Get Healthy Service, among clients of community mental health services. Implications for public health: Strategies to optimise reach for this population group are recommended. PMID: 33104282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fehily C, Latter J, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Bradley T, Rissel C, Reakes K, Reid K, Browning E, Bowman J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Health services in northern Australia depend on student placements post COVID-19.
PMID: 33104283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Campbell N, Stothers K, Swain L, Cairns A, Dunsford E, Rissel C, Barker R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The failure of health promotion for marginalised populations.
PMID: 33104285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roguski M, McBride-Henry K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Deadly news: the downward trend continues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking 2004-2019.
PMID: 33104287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maddox R, Thurber KA, Calma T, Banks E, Lovett R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The effect of alcohol consumption on clinical outcomes in regional patients with chronic disease: a retrospective chart audit.
CONCLUSION: Higher-risk alcohol consumption is associated with reduced attainment of chronic disease management targets and worse chronic disease outcomes. Implications for public health: Alcohol consumption should be assessed frequently in people with chronic disease, especially when there is difficulty acquiring management targets or worsening of disease outcomes without a clear explanation. Better education about the potential associations between alcohol use and chronic disease would benefit those managing these complex conditions, both clinicians and patients. PMID: 33044774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mudd J, Larkins S, Watt K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of excess alcohol consumption on health care utilisation in regional patients with chronic disease - a retrospective chart audit.
CONCLUSION: Excess alcohol consumption decreases engagement in primary care and results in increased emergency department attendance, but not admissions to hospital. In those who are admitted to hospital, alcohol is associated with a decreased length of stay. Implications for public health: Alcohol consumption should be considered as a potential cause of decreased engagement in primary care. Follow-up and recall of patients may reduce shifting of care to the hospital environment. PMID: 33044787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mudd J, Larkins S, Watt K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A national fight against COVID-19: lessons and experiences from China.
CONCLUSIONS: The success in fighting against COVID-19 in China can be attributed to: 1) adaptable governance to changing situations; 2) culture of moral compliance with rules; 3) trusted collaboration between government and people; 4) an advanced technical framework ABCD+5G (A-Artificial intelligence; B-Block chain; C-Cloud computing; D-Big data). Implications for public health: This paper constructs a conceptual model for pandemic management based on the lessons and experiences of fighting COVID-19 in China. It provides insights for pandemic control and public emergency management in similar context. PMID: 33044796 [...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wang L, Yan B, Boasson V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

South West Food Community: understanding systemic change, and its associated challenges and successes, among food security projects.
CONCLUSION: The Australian-first SWFC project has the capacity to support region-to-region comparisons; this evaluation increases evidence for scaling to other regions. Implications for public health: This approach can be used to increase collaboration between initiatives, support resource-sharing between organisations and enhance policies (at local government level) to support food security. PMID: 33044798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rewa J, Devine A, Godrich S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pandemic and promise: progress towards finding an effective treatment for Novel Coronavirus 19.
PMID: 33044799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Merone L, Finlay S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Affording health during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn.
PMID: 33047419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lewis M, Lee AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

'It's a tradition to go down to the pokies on your 18th birthday' - the normalisation of gambling for young women in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found several factors that influenced and encouraged young women to gamble, such as the feminisation of gambling products and environments, and determined that gambling is becoming a socio-culturally accepted activity for young women. Implications for public health: Researchers and policymakers should be increasingly focused on how different forms of gambling may be normalised for young women. Attention should be given to how young women may become a target market for the gambling industry, and how to implement strategies aimed at preventing any future potential harm posed by these industries and th...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McCarthy S, Thomas S, Pitt H, Daube M, Cassidy R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term sustainability of a physical activity and nutrition intervention for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Maintenance and ongoing improvement of health behaviours in the longer-term is challenging. Future studies must look for ways to embed interventions into communities so they are sustainable and investigate new approaches to reduce the risk of chronic disease. Implications for public health: Metabolic syndrome is a major health issue in Australia and worldwide. Early identification and management are required to prevent the progression to chronic disease. This 18-month follow-up showed that outcomes measures remained relatively stable; however, there is a need to investigate opportunities for embedded community ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jancey J, Lee AH, James AP, Howat P, Hills AP, Anderson AS, Tran VD, Blackford K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Homelessness: the imperative for a public health response: Douglas Gordon Oration, PHAA Prevention Conference, 19 May 2020.
PMID: 32955765 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wood LJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Long-term effects of homelessness on mortality: a 15-year Australian cohort study.
CONCLUSION: At least one recorded episode of primary, secondary, or tertiary homelessness was associated with premature mortality and younger age at death over a 15-year period. Implications for public health: Accurately identifying individuals experiencing primary, secondary or tertiary homelessness at the emergency department may enable targeted interventions that could potentially reduce their risk of premature mortality. PMID: 32955766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Seastres RJ, Hutton J, Zordan R, Moore G, Mackelprang J, Kiburg KV, Sundararajan V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 in the public housing towers of Melbourne: upholding social justice when invoking precaution.
PMID: 32955775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Silva DS Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Trends in soft drink and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among South Australians, focusing  on distribution of intake by subpopulation.
CONCLUSIONS: Population trends mask increasing inequity. There is a societal trend away from the consumption of SSBs across all subgroups, but at-risk groups who engage in clusters of unhealthy behaviours remain high consumers. Implications for public health: The identification of at-risk populations allows research to focus more precisely on the structural barriers, beliefs, attitudes and facilitators of ongoing consumption of SSB in order to inform future health promotion efforts. PMID: 32955794 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dawes E, D'Onise K, Spurrier N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The necessity of detailed epidemiological investigation in the early stage of an outbreak: lessons from a six-case cluster of COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China.
PMID: 32865836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gu Y, Lu J, Yuan J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Dementia case ascertainment using aged care assessment data.
PMID: 32865838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cations M, Lang C, Ward SA, Crotty M, Inacio MC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Integration of a contraception clinic into an opioid treatment setting to improve contraception knowledge, accessibility and uptake: a pilot study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility and acceptability of integrating a contraception clinic within an opioid agonist treatment (OAT) service to improve access to contraception, especially long-acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC), for women receiving OAT, who have increased risk of unplanned pregnancies and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A contraception clinic was established at a Sydney OAT service. Forty-eight female OAT clients were surveyed regarding their contraception knowledge and needs. Interested and eligible women were referred to the contraception clinic. RESULTS: ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Day CA, White B, Reid SE, Fowler M, Black KI Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Factors associated with patterns of psychological distress, alcohol use and social network among Australian mineworkers.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings highlight the challenges the mining sector faces regarding the welfare of its employees. Implications for public health: Modifiable work factors associated with lower social networks and higher psychological distress need addressing at an individual and industry level through targeted and specifically tailored multi-component interventions. PMID: 32865849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James C, Rahman M, Bezzina A, Kelly B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What does the future hold for chronic disease prevention research?
PMID: 32865859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Howse E, Rychetnik L, Marks L, Wilson A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Disparities in characteristics in accessing public Australian sexual health services between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible men who have sex with men.
This study aimed to examine whether there were any differences in accessing sexual health services between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible men who have sex with men (MSM) in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study of MSM attending Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between 2016 and 2019. Demographic characteristics, sexual practices, HIV testing practices and STI diagnoses were compared between Medicare-eligible and Medicare-ineligible MSM. RESULTS: We included 5,085 Medicare-eligible and 2,786 Medicare-ineligible MSM. Condomless anal sex in the past 12 months was ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Walia AM, Fairley CK, Bradshaw CS, Chen MY, Chow EPF Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19 environmental transmission and preventive public health measures.
PMID: 32833313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vardoulakis S, Sheel M, Lal A, Gray D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A qualitative study of the role of Samoan Church ministers in health literacy messages and health promotion in Auckland, New Zealand.
CONCLUSION: Church ministers are well-respected leaders in the Samoan Church, which helps them play an important role in communicating health-promoting messages and encouraging healthy behaviours. The elders and chiefs are recognised as the cultural leaders in the church; without their support, the cultural barriers to health will be difficult to overcome. Implications for public health: Church ministers are important in health literacy messages and health promotion. PMID: 32776571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hopoi N, Nosa V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Improving the impact of public health service delivery and research: a decision tree to aid evidence-based public health practice and research.
PMID: 32776597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wolfenden L, Williams CM, Kingsland M, Yoong SL, Nathan N, Sutherland R, Wiggers J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The decline of smoking initiation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students: implications for future policy.
CONCLUSIONS: Most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are now never smokers. Comparable declines indicate similar policy impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and all students. Implications for Public Health: Comprehensive population-based tobacco control policies can impact all students. Continued investment, including in communities, is needed to maintain and accelerate reductions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve equivalent prevalence rates and reduce health inequities. PMID: 32776634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Heris CL, Guerin N, Thomas DP, Eades SJ, Chamberlain C, White VM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Insights into culturally appropriate latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening in NSW: perspectives of Indian and Pakistani migrants.
CONCLUSION: Information provision and targeting rationale are an essential preamble to LTBI screening. Migration appears to modify cultural attitudes to TB, but not significantly. Despite less stigma surrounding TB in Australian contexts, testing privacy and confidentiality, and limiting public identification of specific groups remain important to program acceptability. Implications for public health: Progress towards TB elimination can be enhanced by consulting with targeted communities, using existing networks for communication and service provision; emphasising prevention benefits. PMID: 32776658 [PubMed - as suppl...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hall J, Kabir TM, Shih P, Degeling C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Presence of trans fatty acids containing ingredients in pre-packaged foods in Australia in 2018.
Conclusions and implications for public health: Compared to other countries, the use of iTFA-containing ingredients is low in Australia, but repeated exposure to products containing iTFA could still put consumers at risk of excessive consumption. Legislation to eliminate iTFA should be considered to minimise the exposure to these harmful chemicals. PMID: 32776668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Huang L, Federico E, Jones A, Wu JHY Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Alcohol-related risk from pre-loading and heavy episodic drinking (HED) among a cohort of young Australian women: a cross-sectional analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Both HED and pre-loading pose a risk to young Australian women, and that risk rises with increased frequency. Implications for public health: Although HED has been a target of public health policy and interventions, pre-loading has received limited attention. In addition to addressing HED, there is a need to consider the risk posed by pre-loading, a related, yet unique risky drinking behaviour. PMID: 32776670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anderson AE, Cavenagh D, Forder P, Loxton D, Byles J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Do alcohol price control measures adequately consider the health of very remote Australians?: Minimum Unit Price in the Northern Territory.
PMID: 32697391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clifford S, Smith JA, Adamson E, Wallace T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of the disability support pension on mental health: evidence from 14 years of an Australian cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that accessing and being in receipt of the DSP can impact the mental health of people with disabilities. Implications for public health: Government income support policies should address the unintended adverse consequences in already vulnerable populations. PMID: 32697414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Milner A, Kavanagh A, McAllister A, Aitken Z Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Delaying the COVID-19 epidemic in Australia: evaluating the effectiveness of international travel bans.
CONCLUSION: Imposing the travel ban was effective in delaying widespread transmission of COVID-19. However, strengthening of the domestic control measures is needed to prevent Australia from becoming another epicentre. Implications for public health: This report has shown the importance of border closure to pandemic control. PMID: 32697418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adekunle A, Meehan M, Rojas-Alvarez D, Trauer J, McBryde E Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Measles immunisation status of healthcare workers in smaller Victorian hospitals: can we do better?
CONCLUSIONS: Reported evidence of HCW measles immunity was moderate in surveyed facilities, with a large proportion having unknown status. HCW immunisation programs in some facilities require refinement to appropriately support public health responses to measles cases and prevention of occupational acquisition of measles. Implications for public health: Non-immune HCWs are at increased risk for acquiring and transmitting measles. Timely access to accurate HCW immunisation records is required to ensure that public health responses are effective. PMID: 32697422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bennett N, Sutton B, Strachan J, Hoskins A, Malloy MJ, Worth LJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The development and implementation of electronic gambling machine policy: a qualitative study of local government policy makers.
Conclusions and implications for public health: LGAs have made shifts towards public health responses to EGM harm. Initiatives to further support policy development and implementation could include imposing a levy on EGM losses to directly support public health prevention activities and implementing robust state-based regulatory frameworks that support LGA responses to EGM harm. PMID: 32697431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marko S, Thomas SL, Pitt H, Daube M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Implementation of the 'Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities' strategy at a major tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The World Health Organization recommends people reduce their free sugar consumption to
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Walker JL, Littlewood R, Rogany A, Capra S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hazardous materials emergency incidents: public health considerations and implications.
Conclusion and implications for public health: Public health agencies are likely to have a greater future role in HAZMAT management as the complexity of incidents increases (e.g. mass casualty events and events involving vulnerable subpopulations). There is a need for a national HAZMAT surveillance database to coordinate agency responses on a national level. A unified approach to risk communication for vulnerable communities is also critical. PMID: 32628329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gaskin S, Mehta S, Pisaniello D, Turczynowicz L, Bruschi S, Mitchell K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

COVID-19: we must not forget about Indigenous health and equity.
PMID: 32628335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McLeod M, Gurney J, Harris R, Cormack D, King P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Authors' response to "Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory".
Authors' response to "Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory". Aust N Z J Public Health. 2020 Jul 06;: Authors: Simpson PL, Williams M, Jones J, Butler T PMID: 32628348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Authors' response to "Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory". Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian first in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner health care in the Australian Capital Territory.
PMID: 32628353 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shukralla H, Tongs J, Siddiqui N, Herceg A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A reduction in reported alcohol use in pregnancy in Australian Aboriginal communities: a prevention campaign showing promise.
CONCLUSIONS: The reduction in reported prenatal alcohol exposure in an Aboriginal community setting during a period of prevention activities provides initial evidence for a community-led strategy that might be applicable to similar communities. Implications for public health: The reductions in alcohol use reduce the risk of children being born with FASD in an area with high prevalence, with possible resultant reductions in associated health, economic and societal costs. PMID: 32628358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Symons M, Carter M, Oscar J, Pearson G, Bruce K, Newett K, Fitzpatrick JP Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Why is influenza vaccine uptake so low among Aboriginal adults?
CONCLUSIONS: Misconceptions about influenza disease and vaccine among Aboriginal people and inadequate identification of Aboriginality in general practice appear to be the greatest barriers to vaccination, rather than health service access in general. Implications for public health: More active communication to and targeting of Aboriginal adults is required; this is even more urgent following the arrival of COVID-19. PMID: 32583522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Menzies R, Aqel J, Abdi I, Joseph T, Seale H, Nathan SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Disability and public health research in Australia.
PMID: 32583533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kavanagh A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations are taking a leading role in COVID-19 health communication.
PMID: 32583534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Finlay S, Wenitong M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of case-control studies examining sporadic campylobacteriosis in Australia and New Zealand from 1990 to 2016.
CONCLUSIONS: We identified consumption of chicken meat and contact with domestic chickens as important risk factors for campylobacteriosis in Australia and New Zealand. Implications for public health: While consumption of chicken meat is a well-known risk factor for campylobacteriosis, zoonotic transmission is often overlooked. This research indicates a greater need for public health awareness surrounding zoonotic campylobacteriosis, especially for young children. PMID: 32583544 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Varrone L, Glass K, Stafford RJ, Kirk MD, Selvey L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Disparity in distribution of inpatient hospital services in Australia.
PMID: 32510659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Francis JR, Verma S, Bonney D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Nothing beats taste or convenience: a national survey of where and why people buy sugary drinks in Australia.
CONCLUSION: Taste is paramount in decisions to purchase sugary drinks, and widespread availability and value for money support consumption. Implications for public health: Policies and interventions targeting point-of-sale sugary drink purchasing decisions among the most 'at risk' consumers are warranted. PMID: 32510712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dono J, Ettridge K, Wakefield M, Pettigrew S, Coveney J, Roder D, Durkin S, Wittert G, Martin J, Miller C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Majority support for access to abortion care including later abortion in South Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: These results confirm the trend of increasing support for access to abortion and add two new insights. There was majority support for using existing general protections for the rights and obligations of those with a conscientious objection to abortion. Second, there was strong support for decisions about later abortion to be decided through normal clinical consultation. These results indicate general community approval of abortion being normalised as healthcare, with the safeguards and accountabilities that status entails. Implications for public health: These results invite repeal of special laws about aborti...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cations M, Ripper M, Dwyer J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research