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19 Dec 2019

As much of Australia experiences record heat conditions, the AMA advises people to avoid direct sunlight and try to be out at night when it’s cooler.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that it is critical people take exceptional care to keep hydrated, cool, and away from the sun during heatwaves.

“Hot weather can take a major toll on health, and in some cases even lead to death,” Dr Bartone said.

Published: 19 Dec 2019

28 Dec 2018

This summer is shaping up to be a hot one, meaning Australians will have to take extra precautions to prevent heat stress and dehydration, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

“The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting that temperatures over December, January, and February will almost certainly be higher than seasonal averages,” Dr Bartone said.

“In general, higher temperatures lead to more hospitalisations for heat stress and dehydration, particularly among older people, children, people who work outdoors, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.   

Published: 28 Dec 2018

23 Dec 2016
With severe heatwaves predicted this Christmas, the AMA is urging people to stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, and keep an eye on elderly relatives and neighbours.

Published: 23 Dec 2016