Latest Christine Bennett Stories

2009-12-23 16:13:09

Australia risks a serious swine flu (H1N1 influenza virus) outbreak with two-thirds (65 per cent) of unprotected Australians stating they're unlikely to get vaccinated against the disease in the next 12 months.

2009-12-02 11:49:04

Half of Australian adults and 63 per cent of Australians on a higher income believe 15 to 17 year olds should be allowed to consume alcohol under parental supervision at home.

2009-11-16 13:57:37

One in four Australian adults has taken an action that puts their health at risk as a result of the global financial crisis (GFC).

2009-07-15 09:05:25

Despite constant warnings about childhood obesity, too many Australian parents are still oblivious to the fact their children are overweight, according to the findings of the national MBF Healthwatch survey.

2009-03-24 18:54:05

A doctor says a disturbing number of Australian schoolchildren -- 42 percent -- skip breakfast at least once a week. The national MBF Healthwatch survey conducted by TNS market researchers found 22 percent of parents say their children don't eat breakfast on three to five school days and a further 20 percent skip breakfast on one or two school days -- each week. It is disturbing to find that 42 percent of children are sent to school on one or more days on an empty stomach because it sends a...

2005-09-08 15:15:00

Australians want significantly more investment poured into finding better treatments, preventions and cures for the two leading killer diseases in Australia – cancer and heart disease.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.