• The pathologization of normality?

    Nick Haslam     |      July 22, 2020

    Concerns that normality is being medicalised by the inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria appear overblown – but some conditions do need scrutiny.

  • In praise of vitamin K

    Doug Fenwick     |      July 11, 2020

    How many of you can “plank” for over an hour? Octogenarian Doug Fenwick can, and he puts his recovery from serious illness and current remarkable fitness down to Vitamin K.

  • Half a dollar for healthier kids

    Open Forum     |      July 1, 2020

    Fifty cents per child per day is all it would take to improve the nutritional value of food at long daycare centres, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

  • The science of living longer

    Kate Gregorevic     |      July 1, 2020

    Dr Kate Gregorevic’s new book, Staying Alive: the Science of Living Healthier, Happier and Longer, applies the science of longevity to everyday life; and this edited extract explores how the small daily decisions we make now can help us live better for longer.

  • Charting the success of telehealth in lockdown

    Centaine Snoswell     |      June 24, 2020

    Telehealth is not new, but its uptake was slow and fragmented until COVID-19 came along. The challenge now is to make it a sustainable and routine part of health care into the future.

  • 7 lessons for Australia’s health system

    Stephen Duckett     |      June 22, 2020

    In a report released today, the Grattan Institute outlines seven key lessons that can help make the health system more effective, efficient and equitable, and better able to deal with future crises.

  • Making the most of telehealth consultations

    Breanna Wright     |      June 6, 2020

    Both health professionals and patients need to make some behavioural adjustments to get the most out of their telehealth appointments.

  • Epigenetics holds the key to new blood treatments

    Open Forum     |      May 26, 2020

    New research into epigenetics will help scientists investigate new treatments for blood disorders.

  • Hospital at home

    Open Forum     |      May 22, 2020

    Care delivered as “Hospital in the Home” is growing rapidly in Australia, and helping the nation to record fewer hospital readmissions and fewer deaths.

  • Will COVID-19 shape the future of telehealth?

    Chris Bain     |      May 20, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the use of telehealth technology after years of slow progress, but fewer people are consulting their GPs. Post-pandemic, what does it mean for digital health?

  • Pandemic highlights e-health issues

    Open Forum     |      May 19, 2020

    Misinformation and mistrust of Australia’s COVIDSafe app underlines the need for standards to scope, develop, assess and roll out e-health services, according to Flinders University digital health experts.

  • Teens sought for lockdown mental health study

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2020

    As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, a South Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.