HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Aussie blokes dying for a health policy, say UWS men's health experts

We spend more time worrying about how to get Aussie men to do more housework than we do trying to understand why blokes continue to kill themselves in great numbers each year, according to University of Western Sydney men's health researchers.

Professor John Macdonald and Mr Micheal Woods from the UWS Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) say while we continue to blame men for their poor physical and mental health, we are ignoring the underlying social causes like education, socio-economic status, housing stress and work and family issues.

Speaking in Melbourne today at the 6th National Men's Health Conference, Professor Macdonald and Mr Woods urge federal and state governments to develop a long-overdue national men's health policy, which addresses the social, cultural and political context for men's health problems.

"We are still far to eager to dismiss the worsening men's health statistics as a result of 'men behaving badly' - bad diets, smoking and drinking too much, getting into fights, not expressing their emotions, taking risks when driving and not visiting the doctor," says Professor Macdonald.

"Too often, society sees 'masculinity' as the reasons why men abuse their bodies and minds, abuse their partners, refuse to seek help from friendly health services, and die young."

"This allows governments, bureaucracies and local services to avoid taking responsibility for men's poor health," adds Mr Woods.

"However this view ignores factors such as early life experience and education, social support and working conditions. There's a wealth of research which shows the poorer and more disadvantaged you are, the worse your health is. Often it's the blokes furthest down the ladder - the unemployed, or the mentally ill - who are in the worst position and have very little choice or influence over their circumstances.

"Saying men's own behaviour is the reason why they are more likely to die earlier from
'"/>

Contact: Amanda Whibley
61-296-787-084
Research Australia
10-Oct-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Aussie research goes global through new grants
2. Study reveals Aussies social obsession with mobile phones
3. Medical text takes on an Aussie style
4. Aussie of the Year wins approval for cervical cancer vaccine
5. Aussie of the Year announces new vaccine trial
6. Improving communication with families of dying patients reduces stress, anxiety and depression
7. Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care
8. Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
9. Emergency responses greatly increase risk to firefighters of dying on duty from heart disease
10. Hopeful nurses are more comfortable, confident in caring for dying children
11. Why are so many people dying on Everest?

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Aussie blokes dying for health policy say UWS men health experts

(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Within weeks freshman will begin to pour ... hopes this will be a time of growth and the start ... pause; it may not be as easy as it looks. Some ... switch their major at least once and many will switch two ... the costs are exacerbated when switching in the later years of ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Throughout the month of August, ... oral cancer screenings. Using a new technological tool called ... the disease in its early stages. , Oral cancer ... sinuses, throat and other areas in and around the ... and Ends Results (SEER) program, 30 percent of oral ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Serial ... learning how to make millions. However, like most people, in ... Determined to find a better way, Paul carefully studied ... wealth and those who do not. Based on the knowledge ... to not only improve his life and health, but also ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers ... relationship between the two. Specifically, they haven,t been able ... -- does depression help bring on dementia, or does dementia ... online July 30 in the journal Neurology sheds ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... Madrid vs. Manchester United Tickets in Ann Arbor, MI on ... in the world of international football will be competing on American ... at “The Big House,” in Ann Arbor, Mich. The home of ... venue is one of the most prestigious in all of American ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 2Health News:Advice to College Freshman from Author Garrett Miller 3Health News:Restore Dental Offers Complimentary Oral Cancer Screenings in August 2Health News:Paul Mata Kicks off 3-day Wealth Bootcamp on September 11th 2Health News:Paul Mata Kicks off 3-day Wealth Bootcamp on September 11th 3Health News:Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia 2Health News:Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia 3Health News:Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Tickets Ann Arbor: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Real Madrid vs. ManU Guinness International Champions Cup Match 2Health News:Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Tickets Ann Arbor: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Real Madrid vs. ManU Guinness International Champions Cup Match 3Health News:Manchester United vs. Real Madrid Tickets Ann Arbor: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Real Madrid vs. ManU Guinness International Champions Cup Match 4
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014   Unique Pizza and Subs ... Pink: UPZS), a Delaware Corporation, is pleased to ... Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Larasan"), a nature-based pharmaceutical company that ... agreement, US-based Larasan will work with Unique to ... through Larasan,s vast distribution network throughout ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Germany , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... use and computer-assisted ("robotic") colonoscopy system, today announced the ... recognized medical device executive, as a new member of ... a highly respected global visionary in the medical device ... President and Chief Executive Officer at Given Imaging Ltd. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... PARIS , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ) ... of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met their primary ... in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 weeks compared ... monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 2Unique Pizza and Subs Announces Asian Distribution Agreement with Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation 3invendo medical Appoints Nachum (Homi) Shamir To The Company's Board Of Directors 2invendo medical Appoints Nachum (Homi) Shamir To The Company's Board Of Directors 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 2Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 3Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 4Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 5Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 6Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 7Regeneron and Sanofi Report Positive Top-Line Results from Nine Phase 3 Trials of Alirocumab in People with Hypercholesterolemia 8
Cached News: