• Cigarettes anytime, anywhere – taking tobacco temptation away

    Kathy Chapman     |      September 12, 2013

    Tobacco is easily available throughout NSW. Kathy Chapman, Health Strategies Director for Cancer Council NSW, argues that instead of only regulating demand, the NSW government should address the issue of supply of cigarettes.

  • Help fight Prostate Cancer

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Now in its fifth year, the Big Aussie Barbie is a chance for you to do something positive for men’s health and raise money to help fight Prostate Cancer.

  • Do it with heart

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Every year big-hearted Australians help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.

  • Human experimentation and ethics at Essendon Football Club

    James Bradley     |      August 20, 2013

    The AFL has charged members of the Essendon Football Club in relation to the club's supplements program in 2011 and 2012. Leading up to the AFL hearing on 26 August, Dr James Bradley from the University of Melbourne puts this case into the wider context of medical ethics.

  • What are the health aspects of food security?

    Susan McAlpin     |      August 14, 2013

    The main reason for food insecurity in Australia is poverty. Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, Susan McAlpin, urges Australian governments to make sure that healthy food is affordable for all of us.

  • Host a dinner party and help kids with cancer

    Open Forum     |      August 11, 2013

    Home cooks are invited to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine at Mine campaign. This is a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and ask them to donate what they would have spent eating out to Camp Quality.

  • Gender selection: Is it a boy? But we want a girl!

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      August 6, 2013

    Sex selection for social reasons is illegal in Australia on moral and ethical grounds. Professor Michael Chapman, a fertility specialist with IVFAustralia, argues that the issue of sex selection for gender balance needs to be addressed.

  • Jeans for Genes day – Erin’s story

    Kate Horvath     |      August 1, 2013

    On Jeans for Genes day everyone is invited to wear jeans to support a good cause – raising funds to fight childhood diseases. Kate Horvath from the Children’s Medical Research Institute tells the story of how the life of a little girl was saved.

  • Do you want emotionally resilient teenagers? Start early

    Ron Rapee     |      July 24, 2013

    Anxiety and depression is much too common among teenagers. Ron Rapee, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University and director of the Centre for Emotional Health, talks about a program that teaches parents how to give their shy and withdrawn child skills to better manage negative emotions.

  • The ages and stages of diabetes

    Lamees Kaoutarani     |      July 15, 2013

    It is Diabetes Awareness Week, a national event to increase knowledge of this very common condition. Dietitian Lamees Kaoutarani provides facts about risk factors and managing diabetes.

  • Clear your head, make a difference

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Give up alcohol as part of a team or as an individual for the month of July and raise funds for adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life. Dry July is also a chance to raise awareness of drinking habits, the value of a balanced healthy lifestyle, a personal challenge, encourage positive change and an awareness of a healthy attitude to alcohol consumption.

  • Learn more about diabetes this week

    Open Forum     |      July 12, 2013

    Diabetes Awareness Week is 14 – 20 July. Each year the focus is on the prevention of diabetes and its complications with a specific spotlight. This year’s it is ‘Diabetes by Ages and Stages’. As diabetes spans a lifetime, this theme concentrates on the diabetes lifecycle and on fitting diabetes around the life of the person suffering from diabetes, not the other way around.