Category Archives: Choosing wisely

New WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

https://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/dementia/guidelines_risk_reduction/en/ Relevant to concerns about FSANZ Standard 2.6.5 which has allowed products such as Souvanaid® and Ceretain® to be self-assessed and promoted for the dietary management of Alzheimer’s dementia or related mild cognitive impairment. On supplements, WHO says: Vitamins B … Continue reading

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MJA Insight: Two new articles on Food-Medicine regulation

Where food meets medicine: reform needed Junk food advertising to kids: the list of shame See also: FSANZ Sports Supplements Roundtable: Report on Discussions and Next Steps by

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TGA fails to act on illegal sports supplements

ABC story at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-30/canberra-fitness-community-not-fazed-by-sarms-health-risk/10930470 But, this problem was publicised last year and a complaint sent to the TGA And there are more complaints to the TGA that have not been dealt with: These are illegally supplied and promoted products by … Continue reading

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SBS The Feed, Session 2019, Episode 7, Cure or Quack

A controversial government review that’s about to change what’s available for private health fund rebate. The program featured Naturopath Barbara O’Neil and her Misty Mountain Health Retreat, “where some people come with quite serious illness, like Lisa”. Lisa has gone … Continue reading

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Lectures in Canberra; ANU & FSANZ

In Canberra from 25th-27th March 2019 staying at University House, a guest of the ANU. Two lectures to ANU BHSc students: Antibiotic Resistance: A Threat to Global Health Health Activism: A Case Study of Health Action International Asia Pacific One … Continue reading

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A global investigation into medical device harm

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) latest investigation: The Implant Files. Everything you need to know about, “The Implant Files” Medical Devices Harm Patients Worldwide As Governments Fail On Safety Medtech Giant Pushes Boundaries As Casualties Mount And Sales … Continue reading

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U3A Melbourne City Short Course, Term 4

Health Care Interventions – Choosing Wisely Course Leader: Dr Ken Harvey Dates: Thursday October 8th – November 26th, 2015 Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Venue: GAA House, Lecture room 3 (the Museum Room) ground floor 8 sessions, 25 places | Repeated … Continue reading

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Health Care Interventions – Choosing Wisely

Lecture notes for this 8 week U3A Melbourne course. The course outline is available here. The timetable (based on participants feedback on possible topics) is also available. Week 1: Topics – Improving communication between consumers / patients and their health care … Continue reading

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U3A Melbourne City Short Courses

http://www.u3amelbcity.org.au/ Health Care Interventions – Choosing Wisely – Dr Ken Harvey THURSDAY, 10.00 – 12.00 16th April – 4th June GAA House 8 sessions, 25 places Medical advances have helped many of us live longer and have a better quality of … Continue reading

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