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Health and medicine have long been leading news themes: studies of Australian print media have shown frequent, prominent coverage, even exceeding that of high-budget social marketing health campaigns. All government public health interventions are conducted against a backdrop of changing media depictions of health...
The educational value of industry-sponsored disease awareness advertising could be improved if regulations and guidelines stipulated disease information requirements, such as inclusion of risk-factor and symptom information.
In countries where direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription medicine is prohibited, pharmaceutical companies can indirectly promote medicines...
The National Perinatal Depression Plan (NPDP) provides an opportunity to develop and evaluate new approaches to assessing perinatal depression and a range of psychosocial issues, and to test strategies for supporting women and their families before and after birth.
Authors: Jane S. Yelland, Georgina...
This research assessed whether knowledge of insurance implications influenced uptake of genetic testing by participants in a research study of the causes of colorectal cancer.
It found that people are choosing not to obtain genetic information because of how it will affect their eligibility...
This report examines the response of the Victorian State Trauma System to the February 2009 bushfires.
It provides a retrospective review of the strategic response required to treat patients with bushfire-related injury in the first 72 hours of the Victorian...
Paying incentives above the baseline Medicare Benefits Schedule to health services for the additional work required to meet the health needs of Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders might mitigate inequalities of care, but evidence supporting this is lacking.
The proposed “Indigenous health”...