Safety of Contaminated Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Can't Be Left to Consumers

by Kyle Mulrooney and
Kyle Mulrooney
Kyle Mulrooney’s research is devoted to the sociological study of punishment and penal control. In particular, his Ph.D. dissertation explores the evolution of criminal justice policy in Canada with specific attention to the ways in which state processes and penal actors translate social forces into penal effects. Following this line he has also taken an interest in the doping phenomenon, examining the trend towards “zero tolerance” and the criminalization of performance and image enhancing drugs. Kyle Mulrooney holds a MA in the Sociology of Law from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain, and a BA (Honours) in Criminology and Justice from the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology, Canada. He is currently a Ph.D. Fellow with the Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, an Erasmus Mundus program of the European Union.
Katinka van de Ven
Katinka van de Ven
I am a Ph.D. candidate of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC). I hold a M.Sc. in psychology and a M.A. in Criminology from the Utrecht University.
on May 19, 2015

The vitamin, mineral and nutritional supplement industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

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Celebrating International Nurses Day 2015

by Nurse Ausmed
Nurse Ausmed
Nursing articles written by the education team here at Ausmed.
on May 15, 2015

Sometimes it’s Just Nice to Hear the Words 'Thank You'
In celebration of International Nurses Day (IND) and the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) 2015, the Ausmed team took to the streets of Melbourne to find out just how much nurses and midwives matter.

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Meet The Presenters - Emma Stirling

by Nurse Ausmed
Nurse Ausmed
Nursing articles written by the education team here at Ausmed.
on May 14, 2015

Emma Stirling is an accredited practising dietitian (APD), Director of Scoop Nutrition Consultancy and Editor of The Scoop on Nutrition – a blog designed as a platform to promote expert dietitians and credible nutrition news from around the globe.

Watch the video above to find out why knowledge about the impact of food choices on the prevention and management of chronic illness is important for nurses and health professionals.

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The Numbers Don't Have it: Why Measuring Won't Lead to Better Health

by Rick Kausman and
Rick Kausman
Dr Rick Kausman is a Medical Doctor who is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the non-diet approach to healthy weight and well-being. Rick has written two books including the award-winning ‘If Not Dieting, Then What?’, he is the creator of a number of other resources, and has had several articles on healthy weight published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Rick is a Director of the Butterfly Foundation, a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine, and lecturer at Deakin University, Dietetic Department.
Christopher Scanlon
Christopher Scanlon
Dr Christopher Scanlon is a writer and commentator whose work has been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Punch, The Courier-Mail, The Canberra Times, Crikey, Business Spectator, The Monthly, Overland and Arena Magazine. From 1999–2007, Christopher was a co-editor of Arena Magazine and online editor of Arena until 2009. Prior to joining La Trobe in 2008, Christopher worked at RMIT University's Globalism Institute, conducting research on the links between participation in community and health and wellbeing as part of an ARC linkage project. In 2004, Christopher graduated from Monash University with a PhD in politics. Christopher developed and is production editor of, a magazine for emerging journalists.
on May 14, 2015

Weighing people may do more harm than good by giving an unreliable picture of the complex realities of health and weight.

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Less is the New More: Choosing Medical Tests and Treatments Wisely

by Chris Del Mar and
Chris Del Mar
Professor Chris Del Mar is professor of public health at Bond University. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) from 2005 – 2010, and Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine, at Bond University 2004 – 2009. Before that, he was professor and head of the discipline of general practice at the University of Queensland 1994 – 2004. By 2010 he had successfully obtained $7.8m funding for, and conducted and published several controlled trials in, health services and clinical research. He has published over 339 papers in peer-reviewed journals, of which 87 have been cited in the Science Citation Index a total of 700 times (mean 8 per paper, range 0 - 121 citation per paper, with an H-index of 15). He has published 5 books and 19 book chapters. He is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Collaborative Group, was Editor of the research section of the Australian Family Physician, and an assistant editor for the journal Evidence based Medicine. He was Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Research Committee, and was a President of the Australian Association for Academic General Practice. In 2008 he was honoured with the RACGP's highest award, the Rose-Hunt medal. He was listed among the "50 most influential people in Australian general practice" by Australian Doctor both times it was published (last in 2010)
Tammy Hoffmann
Tammy Hoffmann
Associate Professor Tammy Hoffmann is a Clinical Epidemiologist at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University and a NHMRC Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Her research spans many aspects of evidence-based practice, shared decision making, patient education, evidence implementation, and stroke rehabilitation. She is currently leading international efforts to improve the reporting and uptake of effective non-pharmacological interventions, initiatives to more closely align shared decision making and evidence-based practice, and strategies for incorporating shared decision making into clinical practice.
on May 12, 2015

Picture this scenario: Seven days ago you had a really bad attack of back pain. You can hardly get out of bed, and getting dressed and in and out of the car is slow and painful. It's making life seem miserable. You're middle-aged but, other than this pain, are well.

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