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Population explosion called health threat

Population growth is placing pressure on Australia’s public health, a peak body has warned. On February 16, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced the nation’s population reached 24 million. Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) chief executive Michael Moore said: “As ...

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Energy drinks linked to heart troubles, researchers say

Energy drinks might be sending people to emergency departments. New research has linked the beverages to adverse heart reactions. A University of Adelaide study reviewed patients with heart palpitations aged 13–40 attending an emergency department in South Australia, and found more than ...

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Emergency department to trial asthma packs

Changing hospital procedure may be the key to reducing the number of emergency department visits due to asthma. A new study by a team comprising the Asthma Foundation Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital will ...

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