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Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status, 2017

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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Last updated: 15 June 2018 The Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status  aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The initial sections of the Overview provide information about the context of Aboriginal and...

Nutrition Therapy Guidelines will Help People Living with HIV Stay Healthy

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UAB Medicine News, 23.04.18 The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released their new guidelines for medical nutrition therapy in HIV care titled “Practice Paper of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition Intervention and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection,” with Amanda Willig, Ph.D., R.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious...

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (2018 Edition)

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Australian Government Department of Health, February 2018 Modules 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines have now been combined and updated to form a single set of consolidated guidelines that were renamed Pregnancy Care Guidelines and publicly released in February 2018.  The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based...

Serving up inequality: How sex and gender impact women’s relationship with food

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Women’s Health Victoria, September 2017 This issues paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. These include the impacts of nutritional deficiency, the links between nutrition and chronic disease and women’s food-related behaviours. Gender itself is a key structural determinant of women’s health and inequality, playing out in women’s roles in relation to food, in...

Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome is harming women: Australian experts

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The Age, August 17 2017 – 11:20 AM In an opinion article in the latest British Medical Journal, Australian researchers argue that an expanded definition had inadvertently led to overdiagnosis, and therefore too much treatment and even harm. The widening of the definition (to include the sonographic presence of polycystic ovaries) in 2003 led to a dramatic increase in cases, from 5 to 21 per...

Results of the Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey 2016

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Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, August 2016 In 2016, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health conducted the second annual Women’s Health Survey to understand the health information needs and behaviours of women living in Australia. The survey set out to explore the health information needs of women and also identify trends in health behaviours, body image, mental health and health screening behaviours. The...

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