New South Wales Public Health Bulletin

Journal article

2 Jul 2012
306

Public health ethics has emerged and grown as an independent discipline over the last decade. It involves using ethical theory and empirical analyses to determine and justify the right thing to do in public health. In this paper, we distinguish public health ethics from clinical...

Journal article

2 Jul 2012
711

Beyond the usual technical and evidentiary considerations, there are ethical questions that we must consider in the justification of our obesity interventions in the name of expected population health gains.

These relate to the types of health identities that are permitted in society, the...

Journal article

15 Mar 2012
185

Chemicals are ubiquitous in everyday life. Environmental health practitioners rely on a complex web of regulators and policy bodies to ensure the protection of public health, yet few understand the full extent of this web. A lack of understanding can hamper public health response and...

Journal article

3 Jun 2011
22

In NSW, fall-related injury costs the health system more than any other single cause of injury.

A public health surveillance database containing information routinely recorded by the Ambulance Service of NSW was used to define the epidemiology and characteristics of fall-related calls in the...

Journal article

1 Oct 2010
895

Aboriginal people in many communities in New South Wales have, until now, not enjoyed the same access to water and sewerage services as the rest of the NSW population. Evidence from international studies shows that lack of these services leads to poorer health.

Adequate...

Journal article

19 Jul 2010
470

The evident and unresolved health disparity between Aboriginal and other Australians is testament to a history of systematic disenfranchisement. Stigma, lack of appropriate services and the expense of delivering services in remote settings make it impossible to adequately address mental health needs, including suicide, solely...

Journal article

19 Jul 2010
799

Food provides a link between the population health and climate stabilisation agendas. This paper argues that a broader view of food security for the 21st century in Australia and internationally is needed – one that judges the food system for its nutritional quality, social value...

Journal article

8 Feb 2010
190

The threat to human health from climate change means that all levels of government and private and public agencies will need to change their current practices to reduce carbon emissions. The health sector will also need to respond and change practice.

The National Health...

Journal article

8 Feb 2010
220

This paper describes the pattern of infant feeding at discharge from care after birth and the characteristics of mothers who are at risk of low rates of breastfeeding.

Methods: Data were obtained from the NSW Midwives Data Collection for 2007. Information...

Report

7 Sep 2009
753

"Aboriginal people have been examined, measured and asked questions ... They have been passive subjects rather than participants."

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is often cited as a suitable methodological approach for academic researchers wanting to work collaboratively with Indigenous communities. This paper describes the...

Journal article

9 Feb 2009
9

The earliest public health statutes contrived to develop effective controls of the excesses of the rapid urban development that accompanied the industrial revolution. By the end of the 20th century, much responsibility for the regulation of the built environment has been dispersed across government and...

Journal article

9 Feb 2009
40

There is a substantial history of health-related law in Australia, but only recently has this included a significant amount of state regulation pertaining to tobacco promotion, sale and public use. The important question is: under what circumstances do regulation and law enforcement work? Rigorous, energetic,...

Journal article

27 Oct 2008
28

Consumers are interested in making healthier food choices but the mandatory nutrition information panel currently in use in Australia is not easily understood or interpreted by most consumers. A simple nutrition signpost would be valuable. This paper reviews two nutrition signposting systems currently being considered...

Journal article

27 Jun 2008
20

This report presents the annual review of notifiable diseases among New South Wales (NSW) residents. Controlling the spread of sexually transmitted infections, in particular, remains a priority for NSW. This is evident in the re-emergence of infectious syphilis in the gay community and the high...

Journal article

25 Jun 2008
33

Tobacco use is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for Aboriginal people in NSW. Few interventions to reduce the harm resulting from tobacco use have been developed specifically for this population. However, brief interventions for smoking cessation, pharmacotherapies such as nicotine replacement therapy, bupropion...

Journal article

1 Jan 2001
0

This article describes the factors that are driving change in Australian agriculture, how they affect the health of the agricultural population and of rural communities as a whole.