• “No jab, no pay” delivers results

    Open Forum     |      October 6, 2020

    A tightening of rules has encouraged higher vaccination rates for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

  • Coming back stronger

    Mandy Truong     |      October 1, 2020

    Our recovery from the pandemic is ultimately dependent on strong communities. We are all in this together.

  • Coming to a head

    Open Forum     |      September 5, 2020

    Coming to a head

    A Monash research team studying head impacts at the elite level of Australian football say it’s too soon to make a direct link between concussion in the sport and brain problems later in life.

  • Reinventing medical education in the digital age of COVID-19

    Wendy C. Coates     |      September 3, 2020

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, everything about clinical practice and the medical educational system has been turned upside down, but scientific discovery progresses at a rapid pace during times of crisis as new approaches are born from adversity.

  • New frailty index could improve aged care outcomes

    Open Forum     |      August 24, 2020

    A new frailty index using historical data from more than 900,000 older Australians could improve aged care and health outcomes for vulnerable older people.

  • 5 design trends reshaping healthcare institutions

    Derek Lotts     |      August 6, 2020

    Health care institutions are being forced to adapt to the current pandemic, but are also looking to improve their services in terms of institutional design as well as the delivery of care.

  • Now is not the time to shy away from innovation

    Alison Verhoeven     |      July 29, 2020

    Telehealth and virtual healthcare stand out as opportunities which should continue to be leveraged in a post-pandemic world.

  • Australia’s Health 2020 report reveals mental health crisis

    Open Forum     |      July 24, 2020

    The Australia’s health 2020 report shows one in five Australians reported a mental or behavioural condition in 2017-18, but a UNSW mental health prize is helping to highlight the work of people fighting this crisis.

  • 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.