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Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Most women who commit family violence turn to verbal abuse, report finds

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The Guardian, 13/01/2021 Australian-first research on women who abuse their partners and children has found women’s violence is underpinned by different motivations and dynamics to those of violent men. Led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Curtin University in collaboration with not-for-profit organisations Baptcare and Berry Street, it is the first Australian research to examine...

A team effort: preventing violence against women through sport

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Our Watch, November 2017 Sport is an integral part of Australian culture and it is woven into the fabric of the everyday lives of many Australian individuals, families and communities. Change the story: a shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia identifies it as a key setting for the prevention of violence against women in...

Smoking Highly Dangerous for HIV-Positive Patients

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Specialty Pharmacy Times,  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Patients with HIV who smoke may have an increased risk of lung cancer mortality compared with the risk of dying from HIV, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.  These findings suggest that healthcare providers should strongly advocate for smoking cessation and cancer screening for patients with HIV. The abstract...

Behaviour change interventions in HIV prevention: is there still a place for them?

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nam/aidsmap, 12 April 2017 A meta-analysis of studies of brief interventions to reduce HIV risk behaviour in HIV-negative gay men has concluded that there is evidence that such techniques did have a significant impact on the behaviours they were designed to change. It also found evidence that the best way to conduct such interventions was face-to-face, i.e. not via the internet, telephone or...

Domestic violence: men’s behaviour change program works

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The Age, September 4 2016 Men’s behaviour change programs, many with long waiting lists, have become a common penalty meted out to perpetrators of family violence who come before the courts. But until now, there has been little Australian research. Now a Monash University study – a comprehensive snapshot of 300 Australian men who use violence, and their partners (or ex-partners), over...

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