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Booing Adam Goodes - Eureka Street

Booing Adam Goodes - Eureka Street | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
What is the difference between people who boo Goodes because they disagree with his statements on Aboriginality, and those who lined the streets of Selma to abuse Martin Luther King and his companions on their marches? What they are doing is designed to further marginalise and alienate Aboriginal voices brave enough to speak out against the status quo. The actions of those booing Goodes need to be called out for what they are - racism. By Michael McVeigh.
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How big tobacco gifted campaigns of misdirection and misinformation to the gun lobby

How big tobacco gifted campaigns of misdirection and misinformation to the gun lobby | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
The lobbying tactics developed by the US tobacco industry no longer just targeted government, but expanded to include the voting public. These tactics still exist in lobbying today.
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NACCHO Ice NEWS: Qld Aboriginal and Islander health sector welcomes COAG ICE action

NACCHO Ice NEWS: Qld Aboriginal and Islander health sector welcomes COAG ICE action | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
  “In Queensland anecdotal evidence suggests that in some places methamphetamine use is ripping our communities apart. Our local communities and community-controlled health sector and residential r...
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Not just a slick TV ad: what makes a good domestic violence awareness campaign?

Not just a slick TV ad: what makes a good domestic violence awareness campaign? | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
Many public awareness campaigns fail to change attitudes and behaviours because they start from the flawed premise that just telling someone something is bad will make them stop doing it.
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New AIHW report identifies service gaps for Aboriginal peoples access to primary health care

New AIHW report identifies service gaps for Aboriginal peoples access to primary health care | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to primary health care This report presents the findings of work undertaken to map access to primary health-care services ...
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Health check: the science of 'hangry', or why some people get grumpy when they're hungry

Health check: the science of 'hangry', or why some people get grumpy when they're hungry | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
"Hangry" is an amalgam of hungry and angry that describes the distinct grumpiness that some people experience when they haven't eaten for a while. Ring a bell?
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‘Take out the sugar and everything changes’: the lab on the food wars frontline

‘Take out the sugar and everything changes’: the lab on the food wars frontline | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
As health experts step up the attack on the amount of sugar in our diets, scientists are testing just how much change ordinary consumers will accept
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How the right diet can control diabetes and reduce its massive economic costs

How the right diet can control diabetes and reduce its massive economic costs | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
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Health Check: I feel a bit sick, should I stay home or go to work?

Health Check: I feel a bit sick, should I stay home or go to work? | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
You wake up and feel under the weather. If you're vomiting or have a fever, the decision to stay at home is probably clear cut. But what if you generally feel unwell but are torn about missing work?
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NACCHO begins production “Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands “a 20 episode video series

NACCHO begins production  “Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands “a 20 episode video series | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
  Work has begun in June on “Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands for health futures “a 20 episode series that will highlight how investing in Aboriginal community controlled health will lead to g...
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NACCHO Aboriginal Health: Bad news: negative Indigenous health coverage reinforces stigma

NACCHO Aboriginal Health: Bad news: negative Indigenous health coverage reinforces stigma | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
We found that overwhelmingly, the articles were negative in their portrayal of Aboriginal health, with 15% of the coverage positive and 11% neutral. The most common negative topics were alcohol, ch...
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NACCHO Aboriginal Health :Dr Lesley M Russell: Analysis of Indigenous provisions in the 2015-16 Federal Budget

NACCHO Aboriginal Health :Dr Lesley M Russell: Analysis of Indigenous provisions in the 2015-16 Federal Budget | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
“Despite the need and the promises, Commonwealth funding for Indigenous Affairs as a percentage of both total outlays and GDP is in decline. And it is disconcerting to see Indigenous voices and inp...
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NACCHO Health News: Remote Aboriginal leaders in bid to avert ice crisis

NACCHO Health News: Remote Aboriginal leaders in bid to avert ice crisis | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
  An indigenous-led coalition of leaders and frontline health workers has launched a pre-­emptive strike to avert a socially catastrophic explosion of ice use in remote communities. Mounting e...
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Reducing depression in nursing homes requires more than just antidepressants

Reducing depression in nursing homes requires more than just antidepressants | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
More than half (52%) of aged care residents have symptoms of depression, compared with 10-15% of older people living in the community.
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NACCHO NEWS ALERT : Aboriginal people are disproportionately affected by hepatitis. We know why

NACCHO NEWS ALERT : Aboriginal people are disproportionately affected by hepatitis. We know why | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
“When we talk about closing the gap, we often talk about very siloed ideas of what that means: there’s over-incarceration, the health gap and the education gap, for example. But viral hepatitis, an...
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NACCHO Aboriginal Health News : Renal nurse Rochelle has X Factor to be face of kidneys

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News : Renal nurse Rochelle has X Factor to be face of kidneys | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
 “The statistics are alarming with one in every three Australians at an increased risk of kidney disease,Due to chronic disease in Cape York being so prevalent, our mob are at greater risk of devel...
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NACCHO Aboriginal Health Alert : Suicide prevention information SURVEY and leaders meeting update

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Alert : Suicide prevention information SURVEY and leaders meeting update | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
"The focus of the roundtable will be on how we can best reduce the incidence of mental health conditions and suicide, and improve social and emotional wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait I...
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Explainer: what is diabetes?

Explainer: what is diabetes? | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
To keep your body functioning, glucose must always be present in your blood. It’s as important as oxygen in the air you breathe. The brain can only function for a few minutes without either before it stops…
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Borderline personality disorder is a hurtful label for real suffering – time we changed it

Borderline personality disorder is a hurtful label for real suffering – time we changed it | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
Diagnostic labels usually describe symptoms, attempt to answer the question of what is wrong, and lead to a treatment plan. But "borderline personality disorder" fails on all three counts.
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Why neglecting your teeth could be seriously bad for your health

Why neglecting your teeth could be seriously bad for your health | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that a lackadaisical approach to dental care leads to fillings and gum disease, but the latest evidence suggests it could also cause diabetes, heart disease and cancer
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Aboriginal advantage: an insider look at an Aboriginal community

Aboriginal advantage: an insider look at an Aboriginal community | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
Without seeking to minimise the effects of racism or the social, cultural and economic issues faced by indignous Australian, this talk refutes the label ‘Aboriginal Disadvantage’ as a concept that 'does more harm than good'.
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Cheating software company opens Australian branch - as unis recognise students' desperation

Cheating software company opens Australian branch - as unis recognise students' desperation | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
High fees and increasing graduate unemployment seem to be leading students to cheat more. Universities are putting more effort into identifying and deterring electronic cheating.
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Scanning the brain's magnetic fields offers hope for epilepsy patients

Scanning the brain's magnetic fields offers hope for epilepsy patients | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
Stewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike. But the seizures were debilitating and proved impossible to control with medication.
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‘Staying alive’: transport to treatment for people living with a chronic disease

‘Staying alive’: transport to treatment for people living with a chronic disease | CDU Health Science | Scoop.it
This report focuses on the unmet health transport needs associated with two of the most prevalent chronic diseases impacting individuals, families, communities in our society: cancer and chronic kidney disease.
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