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Alcohol 'largest preventable' issue in EDs

One-in-seven people in Australian emergency departments on the weekend were there because of alcohol-related harm, a new survey suggests. The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s snapshot taken at 2am on Sunday showed close to 400 people presented because of alcohol at 100 emergency departments across the country. Alcohol was linked to one-in-five admissions at 30… Read More »

WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both… Read More »