Monthly Archives: December 2010

Swine flu- what pandemic?

Early this month Nicola Roxon, the federal minister for health declared the swine flu pandemic over leaving millions of doses of the swine flu vaccine laying waste. Continue reading


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Brevity in health reporting

Van Der Weyden and Armstrong , the editors of the Australian Medical Journal claim that “reporting medical news entails a special responsibility”. They believe that journalists are responsible for reporting the facts in an accurate “clear and unambiguous manner”, and stress the need for an understanding of the medical condition being discussed. As they say the public generally trust the health system and deserve better reporting of medical issues.

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