Bowel Cancer Australia has called for the starting age for bowel cancer screening in Australia to be lowered from 50 to 45.
A New York medical centre has launch a sports-themed waiting-room to make its service more "male friendly" in a move that the media have described as the "bro-ification of health".Read more
According to Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh, there is a “a myriad of parental leave policy out their concocted by employers.” So it’s not surprising many men in Australia don’t use it.
“It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast,” Walsh told the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium last week at Deakin University, Melbourne.Read more
The Attorney General’s office has announced $7.8m funding to provide dedicated men’s social support workers in Family Advocacy and Support Services locations around the country.Read more
Men are more likely than women to be injured at work and make a serious claim for compensation according to Safe Work Australia.
In 2016-2017, male employees made nearly two-thirds (64%) of serious claims for compensation. This reflects the fact that men spend more time at work than women and are more likely to work in riskier occupations and industries.Read more
Work is more likely to make men ill according to Government research. Data from the Australian Burden of Disease Study, which calculates the impact that different risk factors have our health, shows that men experience almost three-quarters (72%) of the health burden linked to work.Read more
A review into Australia’s Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws has called for the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter laws. As 93% of people who die at work are male, such a move would primarily focus on protecting the health and safety of men at work.Read more
Women all over the world are outliving men and so more action is needed to improve men and boys’ health, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than 140 million children will be born in 2019, with the boys expected to die 4.4 years younger than the girls of average (69.8 years v 74.2 years).Read more
Entrepreneur Haydn Payne understands that if he does not start his own business, he could be on welfare for the rest of his life. That may not be so remarkable if it weren’t for the fact that the thing preventing Payne from advancing in the workplace is his condition: autism.Read more
The Closing the Gap 2019 report tabled in Federal parliament on 14 February outlines targets that have been met and those which have not been met across a range of areas relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
These include education, with the report highlighting key gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in areas such as literacy, numeracy and school enrolment.Read more