• Screening for dementia

    Open Forum     |      July 9, 2024

    A new self-reporting tool developed by Murdoch University is set to transform the early detection and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

  • Integrating wellbeing into mental health research

    Lilly Matson     |      July 8, 2024

    New research suggests mental wellbeing should be measured alongside standard tests for mental health conditions.

  • Junk food diet

    Open Forum     |      July 8, 2024

    Ultra processed foods comprise nearly half our diet but are linked to at least 25 chronic diseases, prompting calls for junk food to be regulated in the same way as tobacco products.

  • Saving lives from opioids

    Louisa Picco     |      July 7, 2024

    Naloxone is a safe and effective medicine that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, so why has its uptake been so slow?

  • A healthy Australia

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2024

    Australians’ overall health continues to fare well when compared with similar countries despite significant impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing burden of chronic conditions.

  • Playing for life

    Open Forum     |      July 2, 2024

    Physical recreation and group activities can boost mental health and sports clubs can help by adopting more evidence-based techniques to understand their members.

  • A magic pill or a mass experiment?

    Natasha Yates     |      June 30, 2024

    The bestselling author of Lost Connections and Stolen Focus takes a revelatory look at the new drugs transforming weight loss as we know it – sharing his personal experience on Ozempic and examining our ability to heal society’s dysfunctional relationship with food, weight and our bodies.

  • What the experts say…on pharmacy vapes

    Open Forum     |      June 27, 2024

    Vapes will only be sold over the counter in pharmacies after the government agreed to amend its vaping legislation to secure the support of the Greens. What do the experts say?

  • 5 myths of eco-friendly eating

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2024

    Determining the environmental and health impacts of different foods is highly complex, but some commonly held myths about food that’s both good for people and the planet need to be dispelled.

  • CSIRO partners to strengthen regional health

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2024

    Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, will partner with governments across the Pacific and Southeast Asia to help them better prepare for, and respond to, disease outbreaks.

  • Get your hands dirty

    Open Forum     |      June 17, 2024

    Exposure to a diverse range of soil bacteria in playgrounds could help children to boost their immune systems and gut health, according to Flinders University researchers, who put the concept to the test by investigating play areas at 22 childcare centres in Adelaide.

  • The big freeze

    Karin Hammarberg     |      June 11, 2024

    Marketing may give the impression that egg-freezing is a ‘silver bullet’ for anyone wanting to delay their childbearing years, when in fact it’s expensive, invasive, and far from failsafe.