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"However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results"

Sir Winston Churchill


So where is our health at risk?

Australians are smoking less, drinking less, eating better and exercising more according to the latest Roy Morgan Research release 10 July 2014. So where are our health risks?

This special spotlight on Australia's health reveals the latest trends affecting our health:

  • the impact of anti-tobacco policies such as plain packaging on smoking rates
  • our changing appetites for alcohol and fast food
  • working out vs. playing sport
  • the drivers behind a new surge in mental health issues
  • the rising total tonnage of excess weight across the country
  • national illnesses rates which are the most harmful to a sense of wellbeing

Wellness index


Researchers identify gene that could lead to better understanding of MDS

"While incidence of the fourth most commonly occurring blood cancer - myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) - is increasing, Melbourne researchers have uncovered secrets about bone marrow failure that could enhance understanding of this rare cancer."  Leukaemia Foundation.

Published findings:
"Knowledge about the essential role of this protein in blood development may help us to understand the progress of disease where blood cell development is disrupted, such as MDS" said Dr Walkley. "It also may be important in understanding the response of blood cells to drugs such as chemotherapy."

Source: J Clin Invest. 2014 Jun 24. pii: 75334


Have you downloaded your QxMD app yet!

The Read by QxMD app provides a single place to discover new research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed from your portable device.

With Read by QxMD you can 

  • browse through 1000s of outstanding topic reviews
  • search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
  • read your favourite journals or browse article collections

Once you have installed the app, simply select Austin Health under the "institutional access" option from the app settings and enter your library barcode and PIN for access to full text delivered via Austin Library subscriptions.


Recognising and responding to deterioration in mental state: a scoping review – ACSQHC

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), in collaboration with the National Mental Health Commission, have just released the findings from their scoping study on the implementation of the National Standards for Mental Health Services, and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards in mental health services.

The purpose of this study was to identify: the current level of uptake of the standards in the public, private and community sectors, and what were the enablers, barriers and challenges in implementing the standards. The information gathered in this project is also intended to help health care workers to identify any safety and quality gaps in the standards.


Action guide
Full scoping review


Update your Medline / EndNote skills

Do you need to learn how to create, save and export a successful search in the Medline database?
Or maybe have your skills refreshed?
Would you benefit from keeping your references and PDFs all in one place?

Register for one of the library Medline or EndNote sessions:

Medline: Monday July 21st, 11:00 am or Tuesday August 5th 10:00 am
EndNote: Thursday July 17th, 9:30 am or Wednesday July 30th, 12:00 noon

You can book via the Library Training page on the Hub: http://hub/library/training  or Website: Library Training


New books on display @ Austin

Handbook of physical measurements / edited by Karen W. Gripp . [et al.]. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC / Elizabeth C. Brooks. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2013.

Pregnancy after assisted reproductive technology / edited by Eric R.M. Jauniaux, Botros R.M.B. Rizk. Cambridge University Press, 2012


New books on display can be reserved by contacting the library.


Print journals received and currently on display

Note:  the links below provide access to the tables of contents, not necessarily the full text.  Full text may be retrieved from the A-Z Journal list (outside of Austin Health you will need your Library barcode no. and PIN)


American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine.  Vol. 189, no. 10, 15 May 2014

Annals of internal medicine.  Vol. 161, no. 1, 1 July 2014

BMJ.  Vol. 348, no. 7963, 21 June 2014

Disease-a-month.  Vol. 60, no. 6, June 2014

Endocrine reviews.  Vol. 35, no. 3, June 2014

European journal of radiology.  Vol. 83, no. 7, July 2014

Journal of hospital medicine.  Vol. 87, no. 2, June 2014

Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  Vol. 63, no. 22, 10 June 2014

Lancet.  Vol. 383, no. 9936, 28 June 2014

Nature.  Vol. 510, no. 7506, 26 June 2014

New England journal of medicine.  Vol. 371, no. 2, 10 July 2014


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