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March 2016

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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