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Psychology disorder myth busting with Winnie-the-Pooh

Originally posted on Get Psyched!:
In light of Mental Health Week let’s bust a few myths about mental health with a little help from Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Winnie-the-Pooh was created by A. A. Milne in 1926 and later acquired by Disney. The children’s series was analysed by Dalhousie University’s Pediatrics Department who found the characters were textbook cases…

Australian health system not designed for Indigenous people

The Australian hospital system, which was based on a British model, is not fully catering to the needs of the Indigenous community. Professor Dennis McDermott from Flinders University in Adelaide says a recent study in Adelaide, called ‘Our own backyard’, found that two thirds of Aboriginal people experienced institutional racism, and two thirds of those … Continue reading

Sick Children Need some $1mil of Human Kindness

Courier Mail, November 30, 2011 The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation launches it’s Kids Christmas Appeal to help children like Kyle McIntyre with Cerebral Palsy. Rudolph the Cow came along to lend his support.   Download  Sick Children Need some $1mil of Human Kindness as a PDF.

Attack of the Snakes

A Victorian holidaymaker was bitten by a snake in the heel last night at Kingfisher Bay Resort before being airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopters.   Flight Paramedic Mick Webster said they had been attending to another job when around 6pm a call came through that a woman was bitten by a brown coloured snake.   … Continue reading

Man, 61, airlifted after fall at Proserpine residence

A 61-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital after a serious fall at his Proserpine residence. At around 1pm RACQ Rescue helicopters were called to the scene where they stabilised the patient. The man suffered a fractured elbow and is undergoing further observation and treatment. This story is also available on the Courier Mail at http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/man-61-airlifted-after-fall-at-proserpine-residence/story-e6freoof-1226208433158

Alert over teaspoon doses for administering medicine

SYRINGES are a safer method of administering medicine to babies than using teaspoons, according to researchers Syringes are more favoured over the common kitchen utensil by the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Science in Athens, Greece. Research recently published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice found that parents and caregivers were using teaspoons and tablespoons … Continue reading

Indigenous people smoke fewer cigarettes, but suffer higher rates of smoking-related illness

New research reveals that while the indigenous population smoke half as many cigarettes as those in the broader community, they still suffer far higher rates of smoking-related illness. Associate Professor David Thomas from Darwin’s Menzies School of Health analysed bar-coded sales recorded of all cigarettes sold in 2007 at stores in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of … Continue reading

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