"Persons with an interest in public health will want to make a beeline for this rather helpful and well-done journal offered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). This online-only publication was started in January 2004, and contains a healthy mix of peer-reviewed articles, CDC announcements, and general interest pieces. The journal's interests are quite broad and include reproductive health, oral health, health risk behavior, and the value of policy and legislation in preventing chronic disease. Some of the recent articles in the journal have included pieces on childhood obesity prevention legislation, diabetes and tooth loss, and more specifically, "The Cradle to Prison Pipeline: An American Health Crisis". The site also contains an online archive and information for potential authors, peer reviewers, and information about email updates about new issues. [KMG]"
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has just released a publication titled Water Use on Australian Farms.
"Growing pasture for grazing was the biggest use of irrigation water in Australia in 2005-06. The Water Use on Farms survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics...found that the average irrigation rate of 4.2 megalitres per hectare was unchanged from the year before.
Of the 11,905 gigalitres used nationally by agriculture, 91.1 per cent was used to irrigate pastures and crops on 2.6 million hectares of land. NSW was the biggest user of irrigation water, taking 41.2 per cent of the national total.Western Australia had the highest rate per hectare, at 5.1 megalitres, followed by NSW with 4.5 megalitres.
Pasture for grazing accounted for 26.5 per cent of irrigation water used nationally followed by cotton (16.1 per cent), rice (11.3) and sugar cane (10.2). In NSW rice and cotton were the major users of irrigation water, accounting for 27 and 25 per cent respectively."
Read the rest of this article by Daniel Lewis and Stephanie Peatling in the online edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.
The report is available on the ABS site.
Australian Social trends, 2007, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics , gives a snapshot of Australian society in 2007. Among the findings :
* More than 7 million adults in Australia, which is 54 per cent of the adult population, were classified as obese in 2004-05,.
* Australia's total fertility rate was 1.81 babies in 2005, the highest rate since 1995.
* The report also said Australians were less likely to marry and more marriages were likely to end in divorce.
Most of the information on the site is also collated every two years in a publication called "The Australian Government Regional Information Directory' (AGRID). The 2007 edition has just been released and may be ordered by filling in the website's "Feedback" form or by calling 1800 026222
To enable consumers to easily navigate the plethora of aged care information available, the website has been arranged based on five questions:
- Need to know where to start?
- Need help staying at home?
- Need help with aged care homes?
- Need help for carers and family?
- Need help with health?
Highly recommended for all health service clients needing information on aged care options