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Media Monitoring

Monday 5th November 2018

  • Page 7 - Holy mackerel, asthma eased. A Mediterranean diet rich in fish can help reduce the symptoms of asthma in children, an Australian-first study has revealed. The La Trobe University trial found eating two serves of cooked fatty fish a week reduced airway inflammation. The result should be more salmon, sardines and mackerel on the menu, researchers said.

    Page 8 - Mums-to-be vitamin D test off. Routine vitamin D testing for expectant mums will be scrapped under new guidelines that also require medicos to offer to weigh women at every check up during pregnancy. The new rules also include a fresh push to screen every pregnant woman for depression. Burnet Institute maternal and child health co-program director Professor Caroline Homer said vitamin D testing was not necessary. “Supplements don’t make much of a difference for pregnant women,” she said.

    Page 9 - Pressure on Labor over delay in review. The State Government has again called on Labor to release their review of this year’s failed State Election campaign. Attorney-General Elise Archer said Opposition Leader Rebecca White had spent the past 200 days “hiding from the disastrous truth”. “Labor are quick to feign interest in transparency when it suits them, yet they have obfuscated, delayed and buried this report into Ms White’s disastrous leadership at the last election,” she said. 

    Page 15 - Figures prove our value to the world. Tasmanian jobs, population, exports and retail are growing, says Peter Gutwein. Since the Hodgman Liberal team came to government in March 2014, more than 14,300 jobs have been created in our state. This is no small feat and demonstrates our commitment to improving the lives of Tasmanians.

Friday 2nd November 2018

  • Elective surgeries cancelled at Launceston General Hospital as ANMF industrial action continues: At least three elective surgeries have been cancelled at Launceston General Hospital this week, as the result of escalating industrial action by union members.

    Page 8 - Champions of research. The Clifford Craig Foundation announced the recipients of its 2019 medical research grants on Thursday, with eight new projects set to receive more than $380,000 in total funding.

    Page 15 - Kids off Nauru by end of year. Children of asylum seekers will be taken from Nauru to Australia before the end of the year but lawyers warn they will be in limbo and pressured to go back.