Professor goes in to bat for preventive health

On September 5, 2012, in Events, by admin
Professor Mike Daube

Professor Mike Daube speaking at Parliament House to the Health Media Club lunch.

One of Australia’s top public health experts who helped lead the charge for plain packaging in tobacco has called on the Queensland Government to reconsider its approach to public health.

Speaking to the Health Media Club, Professor Mike Daube from Curtin University said that health developments in Queensland are ‘a slow-motion disaster in the making’ likely to result in worse health services and put the health of the public at risk.

In a hard-hitting address, Professor Daube discussed: (more…)

Are we eating our way to an early grave?

On May 14, 2012, in Events, by admin

As more Queenslanders grow older and more overweight every year, hospital waiting times and health budgets continue to escalate. In 2011, health cost Queensland $11 billion and unless our lifestyles change for the better that is projected to treble by 2033.
Overweight and obesity are endemic, making us susceptible to life-shortening but largely preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart failure. (more…)