australia health trends

Australia: Health trends

This List covers trend insights about health that are specific to Australia, insights curated between 2017 to 2020.

This List covers trend insights about health that are specific to Australia, insights curated between 2017 to 2020.

Curated by

  • Mosley

Last updated: 30 October 2020

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Signals
Soft drink industry pledges to cut sugar overall, but doctors say it's a diversion from the real issue
ABC News
Australian doctors say a commitment from the soft drink industry to reduce its sugar use by 20 per cent by 2025 is a distraction from health bodies' calls for a sugar tax.
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Health and sustainability market could be worth $25 billion to Australian producers by 2030
The Conversation
Growth in demand for healthy and sustainable products could make Australia's food and agribusiness sector more valuable than mining.
Signals
Australia's suicide rate to rise 40% if emerging risks such as debt not tackled
The Guardian
The growing gig economy, rising debt levels and more people living alone are risk factors, KPMG report says
Signals
As one in three Aussies cut back on meat, the market for plant-based alternatives is set to explode
Business Insider
“Don’t have a cow, man”, Bart Simpson famously insisted and it appears Australians are slowly but surely taking his well-intentioned advice.
Signals
The projected timeframe until cervical cancer elimination in Australia: A modelling study
The Lancet
If high-coverage vaccination and screening is maintained, at an elimination threshold
of four new cases per 100 000 women annually, cervical cancer could be considered
to be eliminated as a public health problem in Australia within the next 20 years.
However, screening and vaccination initiatives would need to be maintained thereafter
to maintain very low cervical cancer incidence and mortality
Signals
Blood cancer taskforce seeks to tackle diseases that kill 20 Australians a day
The Guardian
$150,000 fund is aimed at increasing survival rates for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma
Signals
Indigenous children 10 times more likely to be removed from families – report
The Guardian
Family Matters coalition finds that number of children taken into care will triple over next 20 years and calls for urgent action<br>
Signals
Australian cancer rates to soar by 2040
SBS News
One in 18 Australians are expected to have been diagnosed with cancer by 2040, new research released by the Cancer Council Australia predicts.
Signals
Reserve bank governor says Australia's high immigration levels boosted economy
The Guardian
Philip Lowe says immigration levels ensured higher than average growth and helped arrest ageing of population
Signals
Airport tech will now screen for coronavirus symptoms
Governing
Airports will begin implementing technology, like thermal cameras and sanitation booths, to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission within airports. Air travel has decreased as much as 95 percent during the pandemic.