Sax Institute

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Improving palliative and end-of-life care for rural and remote Australians

This article in describes the development and implementation of the Far West NSW Palliative and End-of-Life Model of Care, a systematic solution that could drive improvement in the provision of a quality palliative approach to care and support from any clinician in a timely manner...
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Children’s trips to school dominated by unhealthy food advertising in Sydney, Australia

This study estimates that depending on transport mode, children living in the Greater Sydney area were exposed to between 1.7 and 7.3 discretionary food advertisements per trip to school in May/June 2018.
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On a knife’s edge of a COVID-19 pandemic: is containment still possible?

Australia could see higher proportional death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than in China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms of the virus in older people, according to this perspective by Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of the Biosecurity Program...
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From eye rolls to punches: experiences of harm from others’ drinking among risky-drinking adolescents across Australia

This study explores the experience of harms due to another person’s drinking within a demographic particularly vulnerable to these consequences. It is the largest sampling of young Australian risky drinkers, who are underrepresented in general population surveys.
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Aboriginal childhood overweight and obesity: the need for Aboriginal designed and led initiatives

This paper reviews available evidence on programs and policies for obesity prevention and treatment for Aboriginal children and provides recommendations for improved outcomes.