• Saving the world from malaria

    Holly Watkins     |      January 1, 2020

    Scientists have discovered a new drug target to block the world’s deadliest malaria parasite from spreading.

  • Poor lifestyles threaten global teens

    Open Forum     |      December 27, 2019

    The largest global investigation of the major lifestyle risk factors for adolescents has revealed that a third of them are already damaging their own health through poor choices.

  • Blood donations aren’t just for Christmas

    Zahra HosseiniFard     |      December 24, 2019

    While urgent calls for blood donations spike during the holiday season, people need to be reminded to keep donating in order to prevent chronic shortages all year round.

  • Eating right this Christmas

    Sherry Landow     |      December 23, 2019

    Food variety, food quantity, and added social pressure are the three main reasons we overeat during the holidays. A psychologist weighs in on why our brain tells us to overeat during the holidays – and how we can manage those signals.

  • Keeping your food safe this Christmas

    Open Forum     |      December 21, 2019

    The Chair of Australia’s Food Safety Information Council, Cathy Moir, is encouraging Australians to make sure the food they prepare, serve and eat is safe over the Christmas holidays.

  • The case for a royal commission into veteran suicide

    Luke Gosling     |      December 20, 2019

    The veteran death toll by suicide since 2001 is 10 times greater than our losses in Afghanistan and a proper investigation into causes and remedies is now urgently required.

  • Help your kids stay fit over summer

    Open Forum     |      December 16, 2019

    Aussie kids are starting their well-earned school holidays, but more screen time and snack time could have a bad effect on their health.

  • Battling the big smoke

    Lidia Morawska     |      December 14, 2019

    Sydney has been wreathed in smoke for days from spreading bushfires. Do masks and scarves help protect people’s lungs, or are Sydneysiders best advised to stay inside?

  • Measles grips Samoa

    Katherine Gibney     |      December 14, 2019

    The recent measles epidemic in Samoa is not only a tragedy in itself, but shows the potential dangers of falling vaccination rates in this country and around the world.

  • Cutting antibiotic use around surgery

    Karin Thursky     |      December 13, 2019

    New research finds antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery, and that more needs to be done to change the culture of prescription.

  • The world can do more to fight chronic disease

    Open Forum     |      December 10, 2019

    There are plenty of evidence-based policy options for reducing chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease including tobacco taxes and encouraging exercise but many countries around the world are still not implementing them.

  • Pharmacies to the rescue

    Open Forum     |      December 9, 2019

    Pharmacists caught up in the Australian bushfire crisis are being hampered from providing timely and effective treatment to displaced people due to outdated laws, according to QUT researchers.