Media coverage

MEDIA RELEASE: CULTURE OF BLAME PROMPTS ACTION TO COMBAT STALKING AND HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC FIGURES

Focus on the lone killers (Herald-Sun)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (9news.com.au)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (news.com.au)

New unit designed to stop attackers (Geelong Advertiser)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Weekly Times Now)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (sbs.com.au)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Daily Telegraph)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Geelong Advertiser)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Gold Coast Bulletin)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Townsville Bulletin)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Cairns Post)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Perth Now)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Adelaide Now)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (NT News)

Calls for greater awareness on stalking (Hobart Mercury)

Culture of blame prompts action to combat stalking (scoop.co.nz)

Doctors urged to help child abuse victims (The Australian)

 

 

ABC TV Interview with Professor David A Scott, ANZCA President, about the annual meeting of ANZCA and mental health (ABC News 24)

 

 

Link between obesity and failed epidurals (news.com.au)

Link between obesity and failed epidurals (SBS.com.au)

Obese mums-to-be at risk of pain (Daily-Telegraph)

Epidurals for obese women is a growing concern for anaesthetists (healthtimes.com.au)

Obese face labour hitch (Courier-Mail)

Research shows that losing weight before getting pregnant may reduce labour pains (4BC Brisbane radio news, 2GB Sydney radio news)

Interviews with Dr Bridget Effeney and Dr Di Khursandi on mental health focus (QUT nightly news)

 

MEDIA RELEASE: THE POWER OF SUGGESTION: HOW SMALL WORDS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON PATIENTS’ EXPERIENCES

‘It won’t hurt a bit’ – yeah right, doc’ (Dominion Post)

Soothing away fears (Herald-Sun)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (news.com.au)

Choose words to aid the ill (Geelong Advertiser)

Doctors warned words like pain or vomit can affect patients’ symptoms (Herald Sun)

The last thing you want to hear from your doctor – this won’t hurt a bit (stuff.co.nz)

Why your doctor has been told to stop using the word ‘pain’ (West Australian)

It’s only words but they pack a punch (Adelaide Advertiser)

Doctors warned to watch language (Courier-Mail)

Doctors are now pain free (Daily Telegraph)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (West Australian)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (The Mercury)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (Townsville Bulletin)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (Gold Coast Bulletin)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (Northern Territory News)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (Cairns Post)

Doctors should avoid word pain: expert (Yahoo!Prime7)

 

Radio:

Dr Allan Cyna: 3AW Ross and John (16/5)

Dr Allan Cyna: 5AA Adelaide afternoon program (16/5)

Dr Allan Cyna: ABC Radio QLD, statewide regional Drive program (16/5)

Dr Allan Cyna: ABC Radio Adelaide evening program (16/5)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: ANAESTHETISTS AT FOREFRONT OF UNCOVERING SCIENTIFIC FRAUDSTERS

Fraud ‘detectives’probe science research (9news.com.au)

Research under the microscope (Hobart Mercury)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: NZ PATIENT SAFETY EXPERT CALLS FOR STRONGER COLLABORATION IN HOSPITALS TO PROTECT PATIENTS

‘Hospitals need safety experts’ (Dominion Post)

Specialist wants to see independent safety monitors in hospitals (Dominion Post/stuff.co.nz)

Call for monitors for patient safety (Waikato Times)

‘Trust us’ not enough in hospitals (Christchurch Press)

 

Radio:

Radio NZ (midday news 16/5): Alan Merry, Auckland anaesthetist wants independent safety officers working inside hospitals and general practices

Doctors wary on ‘entrepreneurial’ weight-loss items (The Age)

Obesity tummy tap worries surgeons  (Dominion Post)

Doctors want fat tax (Herald sun)

Doctors in call for a fat tax (Daily Telegraph)

Doctors in call for obesity ‘fat taxes’ (Adelaide Advertiser)

Doctors push for ‘fat tax’ on obesity (Courier Mail)

Doctors plead for action on obesity (Hobart Mercury)

Experts call for laws to fight fat (Geelong Advertiser)

Doctors can see merit in fat tax (Gold Coast Bulletin)

Doctors welcome a ‘fat tax’ (Northern Territory Bulletin)

‘Medical bulimia’: Concern over stomach draining device (New Zealand Herald)

‘Medical bulimia’: Concern about obesity device (Northern Daily Leader)

 

 

Overweight boy refused gastric sleeve surgery in hospital system failing, surgeon says (Herald Sun)

Surgery call for fat kids (West Australian)

System dooms obese kids (Sunday Mail Brisbane)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (AAP, news.com.au)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (PerthNow)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Canberra Times)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Adelaide Now)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Daily Telegraph)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Geelong Advertiser)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (WeeklyTimesNow)

Caution on obese kids’ surgery (Adelaide Advertiser)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Illawarra Mercury)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Launceston Examiner)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Burnie Advocate)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Warrnambool Standard)

Obesity operations weighty issue (Townsville Bulletin)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Newcastle Herald)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Sunraysia Daily)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Ballarat Courier)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Gold Coast Bulletin)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (yahoo!Prime7)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (NTNews)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (Townsville Bulletin)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (9news.com.au)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (sbs.com.au)

Surgery should be option for obese kids (yahoo!GWN7)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Northern Daily Leader Tamworth)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Daily Advertiser Wagga Wagga)

Laws to tackle obesity ‘needed’ (Barrier Daily Truth)

Surgery ‘should be an option for obese kids’ (Border Mail)

Radio:

Dr George Hopkins on childhood obesity (Newstalk ZB, NZ via from AAP)

Legislation to tackle obesity (Cairns Post)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (PerthNow)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (DailyTelegraph)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (sbs.com.au)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (Adelaide Now)

Professor calls for ‘obesity laws’ to regulate what you eat (newdaily.com)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (WeeklyTimesNow)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (news.com.au)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (9news.com.au)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (Townsville Bulletin)

Legislation necessary to tackle obesity (Hobart Mercury)

Legislation to tackle obesity (Gold Coast Bulletin)

Legislation to tackle obesity (Daily Telegraph)

Legislation to tackle obesity (Northern Territory News)

Legislation to tackle obesity (Geelong Advertiser)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: FALSE HOPE DRIVING CLAIMS MEDICINAL CANNABIS IS “MAGIC PILL” FOR CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF

Cannabis benefits unclear (Herald Sun)
Medical cannabis no ‘magic pill’ for chronic pain: expert (AAP, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, The Australian, news.com.au, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Northern Territory News, The Mercury, Yahoo! New Zealand, NZCity, GWN7 – Yahoo!7, Yahoo! News Australia, Yahoo! Prime7, West Australian, WAToday, Brisbane Times, Adelaide Now, Perth Now, WeeklyTimes now, Cairns Post, Townsville Bulletin, Gold Coast Bulletin, World News Australia, 9news.com.au)

False hope driving claims medicinal cannabis is magic pill (Scoop)
Pain expert: Medicinal cannabis for non-cancer pain based on ‘anecdote’ (stuff.co.nz)
Jumping gun on cannabis (Geelong Advertiser)
An Australian pain expert says the idea of the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis is being driven by false hope. (NZ NewsTalk ZB radio)
Dr Milton Cohen says false hope is driving claims medicinal cannabis is the magic cure for chronic pain. (Fox News)

Medicinal cannabis no magic pill: expert (The Australian)

Medical cannabis no magic pill: expert (Sunday Examiner Launceston)

Cannabis ‘no magic pill’ (Sunday Tasmanian Hobart)

Benefits of medicinal cannabis ‘oversold’ (Otago Daily Times, NZ)

 

Radio:

Steve Price program 16/5 4.45pm 2GB and 3AW pre-record with Prof Milton Cohen
MEDIA RELEASE: TEN MORE HUMAN SENSES MAY HOLD KEY TO BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES
Forget the sixth sense. Meet the 10 neglected senses that could help the way we treat pain (Chloe Booker, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times + 130 titles across Australia and New Zealand including the Ballarat Courier, Bendigo Advertiser, Border Mail, Launceston Examiner, The Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury, Wellington Times, La Trobe Valley Express, Sunraysia Daily and Kiama Independent).
10 more senses to consider: psychologist (9news.com.au)
Psychologist claims there are 10 more ‘neglected’ senses (Rachel Thomas, stuff.co.nz, Sunday Star Times, Sunday News)

Ten more human senses may hold key to better patient outcomes (NZ Doctor)

Psychologist says there are 10 more ‘neglected’ senses (Sunday Star Times,NZ)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: STUDY EXPLORES BENEFITS OF FIT AND HEALTHY DOCTORS ON THEIR PATIENTS
Doctors not exercising as much as they should be, study finds (Herald Sun)
Newshub radio interview (NZ) with Dr Clare McCann

 

MEDIA RELEASE: SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION TO SEVERE, DISTRESSING PERIOD PAIN

Searching for a solution to severe, distressing period pain (scoop.co.nz)
Searching for a solution to severe, distressing period pain (wn.com)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: NEW PAIN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS LAUNCHED

New Pain Management education resource for health professionals launched (Health Times.com.au)
New pain management education resource for health professionals launched (New Zealand Doctor online)

 

 

MEDIA RELEASE: ANAESTHETISTS LEARN TO ‘’THINK BIG’’ AND EXPLORE THE ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (news.com.au)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (Daily Telegraph)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (Herald Sun)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (Adelaide Now)

Mental Health on the lips of anaesthetists (Perth Now)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (7News)

Mental health of the lips of anaesthetists (Yahoo!Prime7)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (weeklytimesnow)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (Northern Territory News)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (SBS news)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (9news.com.au)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists (Geelong Advertiser)

Mental health on the lips of anaesthetists also appeared online in the Townsville Bulletin, Cairns Post and the Gold Coast Bulletin

Anaesthetists learn to ‘think big’’ and explore the elephants in the room (New Zealand Doctor online)
Anaesthetists learn to “think big” (scoop.co.nz)

Trained to treat: why doctors treat the dying, even when they know it’s futile (stuff.co.nz)
Why doctors treat the dying (Dominion Post, NZ)