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Analysing health information
- Finding and assessing health information
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare- Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing, including infographics, posters, reports and quizzes
Health Information - a research guide. A comprehensive resource on diseases, medical tests and procedures, medicines and therapies, maintaing health and medical terms
NSW Dept of Health - Information on health statistics, healthy living and preventative programs, organisations, data and statistics
Nutrition Australia - a non-government, non-profit, community based organisation that aims to promote the health and well-being of all Australians
Youth Health - Australian Medical Association - Information from the AMA on medical issues for youth - alcohol, food, fitness, drugs, bullying, stress, sex, smoking
Drug and Alcohol Information
Drug Info provides up to date information about alcohol and drugs. It includes information on specific drugs and alcohol, legal information, treatment, information for adults and teenagers, statistics, pamphlets and brochures, and other resources. Drug Info is a partnership between the State Library of NSW and NSW Health.
Drug and Alcohol Links
Health and Well Being
Health and Well Being Links
Why is PD/H/PE Important?
The facts on tobacco: usage, harmful effects, legal information.
Smoking, your health and quitting
Facts and information on all aspects of smoking from the NSW Dept of Health.
Smoking and tobacco use - cancer prevention
Information on the effects of smoking, help with stopping smoking and details of Cancer Council’s work to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.
QuitNow is the Australian Dept of Health website dedicated to helping smokers quit the habit. It includes information on the dangers of smoking, TV campaigns, and tools to help people quit smoking.
Quit smoking campaigns (Cancer Institute NSW)
Approximately one in five of all cancer deaths are due to tobacco smoking. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in NSW, and the biggest contributing risk factor to cancer.
Key events in anti-tobacco campaign in Australia - timeline
In 2014, health advocates are marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 US Surgeon General's report on smoking, which linked the habit to illness and death and urged the government to act. Here is a history of smoking restrictions in Australia.
Just one thing: don't smoke.
Stephen Leeder, Emeritus Professor for public health, believes we should take actor Yul Brynner's advice when it comes to the one thing you can do to protect your health.
Will an occasional cigarette damage my health?
Vaping: the new smoking
A short podcast about vaping (or electronic cigarettes).
World No Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day is part of the Tobbacco Free Initiative, a major project by the World Health Organisation to eliminate tobacco use throughout the world.
National Tobacco Strategy 2012 - 2018
A national government strategy to improve the health of all Australians by reducing the prevalence of smoking and its associated health, social and economic costs, and the inequalities it causes. It includes statistics on smoking and plans to reduce or eliminate tobacco use.
Tips and plans for how to quit smoking, and reasons why people find it hard to quit.
Current, comprehensive and trustworthy source of health information.
A searchable online database with thousands of teacher-reviewed, approved and annotated web sites.
Family and Relationships
Family and Relationship Links