• INDIGENOUS GOOD NEWS STORYBOOK LAUNCHED

    The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA launched the 4th edition of the Indigenous Storybook on December 17 in Kalgoorlie and ABC Goldfields was on hand to cover the event.  You can read their article here.

    GWN News also covered the story.  You can watch the report here.

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    Dr Melissa Stoneham being interviewed by Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation.

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    Professor Mike Daube being interviewed by GWN News.

    For more information about this project please vsit here.

  • SUGAR: ARE YOU DRINKING TOO MUCH?

    PHAIWA Director Mike Daube has asserted that sugary drink companies are just using the “tobacco industry playbook” with a “ bit of added sophistication” in a piece by Marnie McKimmie for The West Australian‘s health and medicine lift out on August 21.  Please download the attached article below.

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  • PHAIWA HELPS TO FUND A SURF SAFE DVD

    In partnership with the Department of Health, PHAIWA has provided funds to the Shire of Margaret River Augusta to film and produce a surf safe DVD. The film stats local surfer Brett Hardy and Reef Jennings. Brett’s recent accomplishments include the 2011 Sunshine Surf Masters, taking out both the Open Men’s and Senior Men’s (30+) divisions, the 2002 Australian open Champion and the 2005 Margaret River Classic champion.

    In 2012, research identified that  head and neck damage accounts for about 25 to 37 per cent of surfing injuries, and more than 50 per cent of all spinal injuries sustained by surfers affected the neck, also called the cervical spine.

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  • NUMBER OF BIG DRINKERS RISING

    PHAIWA Director Mike Daube has supported the finding that those with higher incomes are more likely to drink excessively after the annual HBF Wellness Survey found one in five people are binge drinking once a week. The article was featured in The West Australian on Wednesday August 8 2013 and can be viewed here.

  • JOURNALWATCH FEATURED ON CROAKEY

    Once a month Dr Melissa Stoneham, PHAIWA Deputy Director, selects an article identified in our JournalWatch service to discuss on Croakey, the Crikey health blog.

    This month she examines an article entitled ‘Energy drinks: An emerging public health hazard for youth’ by Jennifer Pomeranz, Christina Munsell and Jennifer Harris.  Click here to view her thoughts on the risks posed by energy drinks and why new strategies aimed at protecting young people need to be considered.