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2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia

2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia 
3 - 5 December 2018, QT Gold Coast, QLD 
Mob: 0432 897 023  Further info contact @Isabel Venables




Two slimming supplement brands sold online found to contain banned substances

SINGAPORE —The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned the public not to purchase or consume two brands of slimming pills sold online, after they were found to contain a banned substance and potent laxatives.

In a media release on Thursday (May 31), the HSA said the two products — Nuvitra and BeColi — were tested, and found to contain a banned substance called sibutramine. According to the authority, sibutramine was previously available as a prescription-only weight-loss drug. It was withdrawn from the Republic in 2010 because it was found to increase the risk of heart attack and strokes.

The Dangerous Game of Telephone in Hospitals

Christopher Johnson, MD, highlights the communication problem in the age of EHRs

Sometimes an interesting thing happens on patient rounds. Rounds are a traditional exercise in hospitals going back at least a century. In the old days, this meant the physician going from patient to patient. He (it was nearly always he back then) went over the patient's progress with the bedside nurse, examined the patient, reviewed pertinent test results, made an assessment, decided on a plan for the day, and gave orders to implement the plan.

What Causes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, intimate partner violence or abuse — may start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other.Abusers may feel this need to control their partner because of low self-esteem, extreme jealousy, difficulties in regulating anger and other strong emotions, or when they feel inferior to the other partner in education and socioeconomic background.Some people with very traditional beliefs may think they have the right to control their partner, and that women aren’t equal to men.

Broken to Brilliant - Audio Book Launch

Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations: The Honourable Grace Grace
Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Ten Queensland state primary schools are piloting a respectful relationships program dealing with issues such as family violence, respect for women and girls, compassion and gender equality. 
The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Our Watch and the Luke Batty Foundation to deliver the 18-month pilot program in support of its measures to stamp-out bullying and domestic violence.

Happy Valentine's Day 2018


Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
The Honourable Anthony Lynham

Gold Coast biomedical sector under microscope

The Gold Coast sciences sector will soon have its say about growing Queensland’s burgeoning biomedical and life sciences industry over the next 10 years and creating high-tech jobs for the students and researchers of today.

Researchers and industry leaders are invited to contribute to the Palaszczuk Government’s recently released Biomedical and Life Sciences Roadmap at a special consultation session at Southport on 26 July.

Guns and Health: 5 Pressing Questions for Healthcare Professionals

Guns and Health: 5 Pressing Questions for Healthcare Professionals
John Watson

The recent attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 49 people lost their lives and dozens more sustained serious injuries, was greeted with shock, but also with an unsettling familiarity. Gun violence has inarguably become firmly entrenched in all corners of this country. Towns like Aurora, Newtown, and Columbine are now shorthand for the collective anguish that follows mass shootings, while large cities like Chicago deal with an equally insidious but less media-attended epidemic of daily firearm violence.

Hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July


To: info@rebeccawardconsulting.com
Subject: It's cold outside
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:12:00 -0400
From: events@whiteribbon.org.au

Dear Rebecca, 

Many homeless women have fled domestic violence. For them, sleeping on the cold streets tonight is the better option. Domestic and family violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children. This must stop.  You can help by hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July. 

If you are looking for ideas, why not cook up a feast, have a movie marathon, or watch the footy, all in the comfort of your own home?

Pssst! Wanna be a SUPERBUG … ?


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector.

“I am excited to welcome the start of the NDIS rollout in Queensland today, following the early launch of the scheme in Townsville, Charters Towers and Palm Island in January this year,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

Queensland health budget puts patients first

MEDIA RELEASE 
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick

Queensland health budget puts patients first 

Queensland’s multi-billion dollar health budget will jump 7.7 per cent to meet growing demands for health services across the state. Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the health budget would increase to $15.274 billion in 2016-17, ensuring world-class health services for Queenslanders.

Mr Dick said the bulk of the new budget, totalling $12.

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Falling, Serious Injury in Elderly Tied to Changes in BP-Lowering Meds

Falling, Serious Injury in Elderly Tied to Changes in BP-Lowering Meds
Veronica Hackethal, MD
May 13, 2016

DALLAS, TX — The risk of falls that cause serious injuries goes up over 2 weeks after changes in antihypertensive therapy in the elderly, whether starting or adding an agent or intensifying the current medication, suggests an analysis of Medicare beneficiaries published May 10, 2016 inCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

"If I'm initiating or intensifying meds, I may want to be careful in the short term, but after patients have been on the medications for a while, the risk has probably disappeared," lead author Dr Daichi Shimbo (Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY) told

Five Point Plan for Flu Season

Media Release 
Minister for Health and 
Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Five Point Plan for Flu Season

The Palaszczuk Government is preparing Queensland’s public hospitals for a tough flu season with a five point plan to drive efficiencies, keep emergency departments moving and get ambulances back on the road.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today unveiled the government’s five point plan to prepare the health system for the challenges of the flu season.

The Deadly Quartet in PAD (May the Fourth NOT be with You)

The Deadly Quartet in PAD... (May the Fourth NOT be with You)


Diabetes, renal dysfunction, inflammation, and anemia: the deadly quartet in peripheral arterydisease. Corresponding author:Mislav Vrsalović, MD, PhD, FESC, FSVM,Department of Vascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Centre. 

For full article, please click here: 
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301317363_Diabetes_renal_dysfunction_inflammation_and_anemia_the_deadly_quartet_in_peripheral_artery_disease 

Abstract
The article reviews the burden of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and its association with diabetes, renal dysfunction, inflammation, and anemia.

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace violence against healthcare workers is rampant, but solutions remain unclear, largely as a result of underrecognition and underreporting of the problem and poor-quality research, according to a review article published in the April 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article stems from the tragic death of a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2015. The surgeon was shot and killed by the son of one of his patients, who had died.

A Further Nine Workplaces Accredited by White Ribbon Australia for Taking Action to Prevent Men's Violence Against Women


MEDIA RELEASE - 31 March 2016

Today, White Ribbon Australia celebrates the accreditation of nine organisations as White Ribbon Workplaces, bringing the total number of White Ribbon accredited workplaces in Australia to 45. 

A further 120 workplaces are currently working towards accreditation.The program is rigorous. Over an 18 month period, participating workplaces must satisfy 15 assessment criteria under three separate standards. They submit evidence of extensive staff consultation, staff engagement, staff training as well as new and improved HR policies and procedures.

Joyful Events Can Lead to 'Broken Heart Syndrome,' Says Study

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND 

Althoughtakotsubo cardiomyopathyis often referred to as "broken heart syndrome" because of its occurrence in response to strongly negative emotions, such as grief or intense anger, new research suggests that positive emotions can also sometimes act as a trigger.

Not surprisingly, most of the 485 patients assessed from the International Takotsubo (InterTAK) Registry experienced a preceding negative emotional event (96%). However, the other 4% of these patients had had a pleasant occurrence.
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