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04 Jan 2017
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, speaks about the AMA's Position Statement on Firearms and the need for a real-time, national firearms register.

Published: 04 Jan 2017

04 Jan 2017
Australia is the only OECD country without an established national Centre for Disease Control. With emerging threats like Zika, Ebola, and blood borne viruses, it's time Australia established a national authority to deliver scientific research and leadership in communicable disease control.

Published: 04 Jan 2017

30 Dec 2016
A pack-a-day smoker could save more than $500 a month by quitting the habit. AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, outlines the health benefits of giving up for good.

Published: 30 Dec 2016

28 Dec 2016
Whether it's an outdoor film festival or a three-day rave, the AMA has some simple tips for staying safe while having fun this summer.

Published: 28 Dec 2016

27 Dec 2016
Children's eyes need protection from ultraviolet radiation from the sun, making sunglasses much more than a fashion statement, AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, says.

Published: 27 Dec 2016

23 Dec 2016
Button batteries are useful for powering toys and games but, if swallowed, they can pose serious health risks to small children. The AMA is calling on parents to be vigilant and not leave the small, shiny batteries unattended around children.

Published: 23 Dec 2016

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

07 Nov 2016
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said that obesity is the biggest public health challenge facing the Australian population, and called on the Federal Government to take national leadership in implementing a multi-faceted strategy to address the serious health threat that obesity poses to individuals, families, and communities across the nation.

Published: 07 Nov 2016

Dr Bartone - 2GB - changes to dietary advice

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone talks about new dietary advice - suggesting we should reduce our red meat intake to 3-4 times a week and limit alcohol to four glasses a day.

AMA Vice President Dr Tony Bartone talks about new dietary advice - suggesting we should reduce our red meat intake to 3-4 times a week and limit alcohol to four glasses a day.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - obesity and tobacco taxation

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.