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Pharmaceutical companies currently spend over $17 million annually in New Zealand promoting their products with the aim of increasing sales and therefore profits. Although the industry has a code regulating advertising, the code is both weak and voluntary and is routinely violated. Increasingly,...
A revised capture‐recapture formula is used to provide estimates of the number of regular illegal opiate users in South Australia in the early 1980s and to compare these with those of the mid 1970s. Using sample size and variance as reliability criteria, no conclusion could be reached regarding...
The occupational health problem which, in Australia, is commonly referred to as repetition strain injuries (RSI) has long been the subject of debate. A large increase in the number of reported cases was seen in Australia in the 1980s and was accompanied by a flood of articles and letters to...
This paper reviews an attempt to change the focus of work of Paramedical Aides (PMAs) in a South Australian domiciliary care and rehabilitation service. Faced with a rapid rise in the number of clients, and a demand for maintenance care at the expense of rehabilitation, the service put four...
In a cross‐sectional survey of 172 homosexual men in a city of one million inhabitants, questions were asked on testing for AIDS and counselling history, sexual practices, prophylactic behaviours, condom use and associations with the gay subculture along with other background variables....
Exercise is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, has beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors, and has other health benefits. No more than 10 per cent to 20 per cent of adults in Australia and other developed countries participate in regular vigorous physical...
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