The Australian Medical Association Limited and state AMA entities comply with the Privacy Act 1988. Please refer to the AMA Privacy Policy to understand our commitment to you and information on how we store and protect your data.

×

Search

×

Media Monitoring

Monday 25th September 2017


  • Page 5 -  Regular dieting a weighty matter.  CONTINUOUS dieting may not be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, new Tasmanian research has found.  University of Tasmania researchers have investigated the body’s ‘famine reaction’ to continued dieting and its impact on weight loss in men with obesity.

    Page 6 - Wider organ donor field to lift rates. AUSTRALIA could “significantly” boost organ donor rates by improving the way suitable donors were identified, according to a study.  Most organ donations happen after brain death, but research highlights the “untapped potential” of donation after circulatory death; where patients stop breathing or their heart stops.

    Page 10 - Earliest nurture critical to baby.  THE first 1000 days of a child’s life — from conception to their third birthday — is the crucial period for development that sets the scene for their lifetime of physical, mental and emotional health, a new study has found.  Once a child turns three, it’s much harder to change their developmental trajectory.

    Page 11 - Fasting and early meals health key. FEELING fabulous is a matter of fasting. Australians should be allowing a 12-hour window of fasting between dinner and breakfast to ensure they maintain a healthy eating pattern, experts have advised. Tucking into dinner late and scoffing food in front of the TV is being blamed for poor dietary habits and people failing to pay attention to what they are putting in their mouths.


    Page 9 - Schoolies warned of drug dangers.  The federal government has launched a new ad campaign before Schoolies week about the health dangers of the drug ice in the hopes it will turn young people away from drugs.


    Page 11 - Schoolies warned of drug dangers.  The federal government has launched a new ad campaign before Schoolies week about the health dangers of the drug ice in the hopes it will turn young people away from drugs.

Friday 22nd September 2017


  • Page 9 - Red alert for party goers and fundraisers at medical students’ annual Red Party. Hundreds of people are expected to head down to the Hobart Brewing Company’s Red Shed on Friday night for the Australian Medical Students’ Association annual event to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Co-organiser Tori Murton said the Red Party — a nationwide awareness and fundraising event — was growing each year. ONLINE


    Page 4 - No commitment on new hospital beds.  The government will not commit to reinstating Royal Hobart Hospital’s acute mental health bed numbers despite allegations discharged patients have been checked into hotels and backpacker accommodation.

    Page 5 - Flu vaccines best protection.  A flu pandemic was most likely to emerge in another country and give Australia some lead time to respond, Tasmania’s director of public health Dr Mark Veitch said. Dr Veitch said the last flu pandemic was the swine flu outbreak in 2009. 

     

    Page 18 - Alzheimer’s research hope.  New research on the role of a notorious gene variant could pave the way top treatments that slow down or halt the disease.


    Page 5 - Flu vaccines best protection. A flu pandemic was most likely to emerge in another country and give Australia some lead time to respond, Tasmania’s director of public health Dr Mark Veitch said. Dr Veitch said the last flu pandemic was the swine flu outbreak in 2009. 

    Page 6 - No commitment on new hospital beds.  The government will not commit to reinstating Royal Hobart Hospital’s acute mental health bed numbers despite allegations discharged patients have been checked into hotels and backpacker accommodation.

     

    Page 17 - Alzheimer’s research hope.  New research on the role of a notorious gene variant could pave the way top treatments that slow down or halt the disease.

Pages