• Five keystones of wellbeing

    Victoria Ruby-Granger     |      April 10, 2024

    The “wellness” industry offers a thousand different solutions to our modern malaise, but true wellbeing is a product of the positive things we do in our lives, and can’t be bottled in an off-the-shelf product.

  • Preventing the next pandemic

    Open Forum     |      March 28, 2024

    Could protecting one group of people from disease, and exposing another to it, be the best way to prevent as many deaths as possible and reduce the impact of a future pandemic?

  • Parkruns not pills

    Siân Slade     |      March 18, 2024

    ‘Social prescribing’ sees health professionals connect patients to non-medical services and physical activities to improve their health and wellbeing.

  • Encouraging female leadership in health care

    Open Forum     |      March 12, 2024

    Cultural change is needed to increase the number of women in healthcare and medical leadership in Australia, according to Australian researchers.

  • A lab in your pocket

    Lachlan Johnson     |      March 12, 2024

    Biosensing technology developed by UNSW engineers has made it possible to create gene test strips that rival conventional lab-based tests in quality.

  • Nurses call for more nurses

    Open Forum     |      March 11, 2024

    The Australian College of Nursing is calling on the Government to fund a major national campaign to promote a positive image of nursing to boost recruitment and retention.

  • Overthinking everything

    Kirsty Ross     |      March 9, 2024

    If you find overthinking everything is affecting your life, and your levels of anxiety are rising or your enjoyment of life is being negatively affected, it might be time to get some strategies to get your mind back on track.

  • Fixing aged care workforce shortages

    Open Forum     |      March 8, 2024

    The federal government must lift pay and improve housing affordability to fix the critical workforce shortage in aged care, according to Catholic Health Australia.

  • Medicalising menopause

    Open Forum     |      March 7, 2024

    Some doctors and all pharmaceutical firms would love to redefine the menopause from a natural change experienced by all women to a medical condition half a life time of expensive drugs could ‘treat’, but should they be medicalising menopause?

  • Health economics

    Open Forum     |      March 5, 2024

    Health economists must play a key role in decision making to improve the efficiency of local hospitals and health networks if Australia wants better results from the $180 billion dollars spent every year on healthcare services.

  • Fat planet

    Open Forum     |      March 2, 2024

    While malnutrition remains an important issue in some countries, over a billion people around the world are now obese, with all the health problems this implies.

  • Generation vape

    Open Forum     |      February 23, 2024

    Vaping was initially toted as a safer alternative – and route out of – smoking tobacco, but has become a major health threat in its own right.