A bushfire destroyed around 70 houses and businesses in the coastal town of Tathra this week.
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In NSW and Victoria this week, communities were hit by bushfires. Long after such devastating fires pass, the risks to physical and mental health remain.
Guiding emergency services to the scene of an accident can be difficult following trauma or duress.
Whether for police, ambulance or fire fighters, the future of emergency communication is expected to be digital-friendly, flexible and diversified.
Serious injury rates are rising in cyclists, and are associated with significant disability and economic costs.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
Bites from brown snakes like this one were the most common, followed by
tiger snakes, then red-bellied black snakes.
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Don't hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.
Even emergency department staff can have trouble telling if someone’s intoxicated as clinical clues can mislead.
We all know what a drunk person looks like, right? Wrong. Even health care workers can be confused.
Open wide … the mouths of crocodiles like this contain bacteria that cause potentially lethal infections in people they bite.
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
Careful where you step … how best to treat bluebottle jellyfish stings at the beach?
If you're confused about how best to treat a jellyfish sting, you're not alone. Even the experts disagree. So, here's the best advice we have.
After the storm … Researchers are working together to predict future outbreaks of thunderstorm asthma.
Researchers from a range of disciplines need to work together if we are to predict and prepare for the next thunderstorm asthma event.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
Children from a village in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands Province stand in one of countless sweet potato gardens destroyed by frost across the country, August 2015.
Papua New Guinea is now facing a drought and frosts that look set to be worse than 1997, when hundreds of people died. So how can memories of 1997 save lives over the next few months?
Firefighters have plenty of ideas about disaster management - so why don’t we listen?
You do not find many climate change sceptics on the end of [fire] hoses anymore… They are dealing with increasing numbers of fires, increasing rainfall events, increasing storm events. – A senior Victorian…