NCWQ Health Report: November 2020

By Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser
Vaccines for COVID-19 – Australia can afford to wait. Current vaccines are highly unlikely to be the silver bullet in the COVID-19 battle.

NCWQ Health Report: July 2020

By Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser Wearing Masks As more has been found out about the SARS-CoV-2 virus over time, our routines outlined by government have changed. Recently, over 200 scientists from all over the world have written to the WHO, emphasizing that SARS-CoV-2 may not simply be spread by large droplets, as had […]

NCWQ Health Report, April 2020

By Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Health Adviser Unease During Coronavirus Over Personal  Protective Equipment Edith Cowan University in WA has recently released a study, based on their questions asked of 350 health workers –  doctors, nurses and paramedics – during the current coronavirus pandemic. It revealed that half of those who responded did not have access to […]

Healthy Eating: Start 2015 Right

By Val Cocksedge NCWQ Nutrition Adviser Adult obesity levels in Queensland are the highest in Australia with the fifth Health of Queenslanders report indicating a third of adults are obese, another third overweight with a disturbing spike in chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Two thirds of adults have high cholesterol with many untreated […]

Health Adviser Report February 2014

By Beryl J Spencer NCWQ Health Adviser According to the World Health Organisation, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Therefore, when thinking about health and the impacts on women’s lives it is necessary to consider where women live, the work they […]