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When remoteness and access to health care are closed by going digital

When remoteness and access to health care are closed by going digital | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Digital online systems are being used more widely to assist remote, rural and regional Australian access medical help.
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World Malaria Day 2015 » Key Facts

World Malaria Day 2015 » Key Facts | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
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Amazed about the facts? Not really... let's also focus on quality and do it better!

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Poor hygiene in China thought to be cause of hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

Poor hygiene in China thought to be cause of hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Poor hygiene amongst Chinese workers and potentially contaminated water supplies are being blamed for Australia's hepatitis A outbreak.
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Global markets and travelling diseases: what should we do?

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Children in Immigration Detention Report Press Conference

Live stream of the Children in Immigration Detention Report Press Conference scheduled for Thursday, 12th February 10am AEDT. For more information on the rep...
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Powerful and shameful findings: Children in immigration detention have significantly higher rates of mental health disorders,  assaults, sexual assaults and self-harm, access to education denied... 

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Closing the Gap: how are we getting it so wrong?

Closing the Gap: how are we getting it so wrong? | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Aboriginal people have become the scapegoats of bad decision making in Canberra. We must not allow another generation of Indigenous children to become victims of our inability to shift route.
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Let's walk the talk, people!!

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Australia admits returning migrants

Australia admits returning migrants | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Australia acknowledges it returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea, raising concerns that it violated international law.
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Illness Is a Weapon: Indigenous identity and enduring afflictions

Illness Is a Weapon: Indigenous identity and enduring afflictions | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University.
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a must read!

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Aboriginal child lung infections rate among world’s worst

Aboriginal child lung infections rate among world’s worst | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Indigenous children under-15 years old are up to eight times more likely to be hospitalised with pneumonia or other bronchial infections than non-indigenous ones, it said. Based on the Mount Isa Hospital admission records from between 2007 and 2011 of 276 children with an acute lower respiratory tract infections, it found 77 per cent were Indigenous.
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Fears Tony Abbott will widen indigenous gap

Fears Tony Abbott will widen indigenous gap | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
THE deputy chairman of Tony Abbott’s indigenous advisory council, doctor Ngiare Brown, has denounced budget cuts to indigenous affairs and says the $7 GP co-payment will hurt indigenous people and other vulnerable Australians who desperately need help to close the health gap.
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Refugee resettlement deal imminent, says Cambodia

Refugee resettlement deal imminent, says Cambodia | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Secretary of state says government has studied proposal from Australia and is hoping to sign a deal 'as soon as possible'
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"Under the proposed deal, refugees transferred to Nauru are likely to be offered resettlement in Cambodia, one of the world’s poorest nations."

REALLY?

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Aid-for-trade program not what the doctor ordered

Aid-for-trade program not what the doctor ordered | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Aid for trade ignores the fact that three-quarters of the world's extreme poor - those living on less than US$1.25 ($1.33) per day - now live in middle-income countries, many of which are Australia's neighbours and future trading partners.
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"Traditional aid-for-trade programs have had some success in accelerating economic development. However, without an investment in programs that directly target the health of those living in poverty, the rampant inequality that exists across Asia and the Pacific will continue to persist and may even become a threat to Australia’s security. "

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Alcohol Killed 3.3 Million People in 2012: WHO Report

Alcohol Killed 3.3 Million People in 2012: WHO Report | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Nearly 3.3 million deaths reported in 2012 were solely caused by alcohol, according to a WHO report.
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"worldwide about 16% of drinkers engage in heavy episodic drinking"

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Bad aid. PPP and Public Health Services. Lesotho

Bad aid. PPP and Public Health Services. Lesotho | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
A health public-private partnership is starving Lesotho's public health services of resources, affecting rural communities, where death rates are rising.
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"The Consumers Protection Association published a joint report with Oxfam in April that shows how a health public–private partnership (PPP) is draining the budget of the Ministry of Health and diverting scarce resources away from primary health care services in rural areas, where death rates are rising and where three-quarters of the population live"

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New investigation reveals 3.4m displaced by World Bank

New investigation reveals 3.4m displaced by World Bank | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Journalists reporting from more than 20 countries expose flaws in loan programs around the world.
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"Working for a world free of poverty" - WB's mission. Without respecting basic human rights? Is that development and growth?

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Record number of overdoses as heroin epidemic hits WA

Record number of overdoses as heroin epidemic hits WA | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
WA is in the grip of a heroin epidemic, with paramedics responding to a record number of narcotic deaths and overdoses in recent months.
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Ukraine's humanitarian crisis worsens as tens of thousands flee combat in east

Ukraine's humanitarian crisis worsens as tens  of thousands flee combat in east | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Appalling conditions force exodus from Slavyansk as daily shelling disrupts food supply
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Do you still remember Ukraine's conflict?

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Guinea worm 'will be eradicated soon'

Guinea worm 'will be eradicated soon' | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Former US President Jimmy Carter says guinea worm should be eradicated within three years.
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"Eradication of guinea worm would make it the first human disease to have been wiped out since smallpox - and the first to be eliminated without a vaccine or medicine."

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HIV home-testing kits coming to Australia

HIV home-testing kits coming to Australia | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Home-testing kits for HIV will soon be available in Australia after Health Minister Peter Dutton announced he was lifting restrictions on their sale in a bid to increase early diagnosis of the virus.
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East-Timor: The country that's hooked on tobacco

East-Timor: The country that's hooked on tobacco | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
East Timor has one of the highest smoking rates in the world - why is one of South East Asia's poorest nations so addicted to cigarettes?
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"And in East Timor you can smoke anywhere. The air in bars, restaurants, hotel lobbies and cafes is invariably full of smoke."

 
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Malaria has been controlled in Aswan: Health minister - Egypt

Malaria has been controlled in Aswan: Health minister - Egypt | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
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Choosing lore and life: the campaign against Aboriginal youth suicide

Choosing lore and life: the campaign against Aboriginal youth suicide | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Peter McConchie, a social justice advocate, aims to reduce the Aboriginal youth suicide rate, which has soared to become the highest in the world.
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"Two decades ago, one in 20 deaths by suicide was that of an Aborigine. Given indigenous people make up only about 2.5 per cent of the Australian population, that was already disproportionately high. Today, half of deaths by suicide in northern Australia are those of indigenous people."

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Kenyan children rated among most active in the world

Kenyan children rated among most active in the world | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
SYDNEY, May 21 - Kenyan children have been ranked among the most active in the world while Aussie kids trailed as the least active. A study released Wednesday,
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"Australian children are among the least active in the world, ranking behind those in Britain and New Zealand, researchers say warning that the sports-mad nation was raising a “generation of couch potatoes”.

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Transparency of Health Information - Opportunity or Threat for Physicians?

Transparency of Health Information - Opportunity or Threat for Physicians? | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
The days when a physician could count on giving advice that is accepted by an unquestioning patient are long gone. The availability of a vast universe of health information to the general public is a
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira's insight:

"This is a real business opportunity for those physicians that can open their minds to new possibilities, hone their communication skills and develop creative ways to build and maintain the trust of their customer base."

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Melbourne to become the first Australian city to ban smoking

Melbourne to become the first Australian city to ban smoking | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
Under a plan by local council, a massive chunk of the Melbourne CBD will be smoke free by summer 2016. And smokers who ignore the rules will be slapped with on-the-spot fines.
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Saudi fears rise over mystery virus

Saudi fears rise over mystery virus | Health in motion! | Scoop.it
A mystery virus known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has claimed an increasing number of lives in Saudi Arabia, where fear of the condition is growing, as the BBC's Gulf correspondent Mark Lobel reports from Dubai.
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