Applications are invited for the 2017 Year 5D Teresa Neale Award. This award is sponsored by WILDFIRE and supported by the School of Rural Health. Teresa Neale worked for the School of Rural Health for many years and devoted a lot of her time to nurturing our rural student health club WILDFIRE as an active contributor, to make the club what it is today. This annual prize is awarded to the student who has made the most significant contribution to rural, remote and Indigenous health. The prize includes $400, a gift and Certificate of Recognition. To apply: Send a cover letter & CV that outlines your contribution to rural and Indigenous health to Bridget Cooper at the School of Rural Health at @ Applications close on Friday 27th October and will be judged by an academic panel at the School of Rural Health. The award will be presented in December at a Graduation event and prize ceremony.
“These results greatly strengthen the case that long-term exposure to particulate air pollution causes substantial reductions in life expectancy. They indicate that particulates are the greatest current environmental risk to human health, with the impact on life expectancy in many parts of the world similar to the effects of every man, woman and child smoking cigarettes for several decades,” co-author Michael Greenstone, director of Energy Policy Institute at University of Chicago ( EPIC ), told . “The histories of the United States, parts of Europe, Japan and a handful of other countries teach us that air pollution can be reduced,