This first edition of Health Journey for 2012 focuses on nutrition and healthy eating. Often by this time of year our New Year's resolutions to eat better and exercise more have gone astray. We hope the articles on Japanese food, reading food labels and wholegrains help people to get back on track.
The rapid growth of social media has left many organisations struggling to keep up with what is on offer and determine how relevant these tools are for their circumstances. This is particularly the case for nonprofit organisations who often have limited information technology expertise and are typically underresourced.
Schoolyard aggression was recently the topic of widespread debate following a clip of a victim retaliating violently towards a bully going viral on YouTube and facebook.
On 8 March this year we celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day. The first International Women's Day in 1911 saw women demanding the right to vote, to hold public office, to work, to access vocational training and to not be discriminated against while at work.
In an ideal world each person would have access to all the information and support they need to be able to make informed, healthy choices about their lives. Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) is currently undertaking a number of projects to help us work towards this ideal for Queensland women.
In the lead up to the recent federal election Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) was concerned by use of the term "primary health care" by politicians when they were actually referring to primary medical care.
This issue we discuss the introduction next year of the federal government's paid parental leave scheme. We also feature tips developed by gender diversity expert Maureen Frank to help women returning to the workforce after maternity leave.
The 100th anniversary of International Women's Day was celebrated on 8 March with activities across the world focusing on issues that women face - especially in the area of violence, economic security and climate change.
Is ensuring more equal income distribution the key to improving the health of all Australians? Recent research published by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett suggest that rates of obesity, homicide, imprisonment, teenage birth and life expectancy are markedly better in societies with greater financial equality – regardless of a country's overall wealth.
After much consultation and even a bit of controversy, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released new alcohol guidelines, Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol. The previous guidelines were published in 2001 and in late 2007 a draft of the new alcohol guidelines was released for comment.