• It’s more than the money

    Anthony Scott     |      May 27, 2021

    While Australia’s Federal Budget promises more money to rural GPs, will the cash make a difference when to comes to getting and keeping doctors in remote Australia?

  • Medical workers face mental health crisis

    Sean Farrell     |      May 25, 2021

    Frontline medical workers across the world are more stressed, anxious and making poorer decisions, and they’re unconsciously telling us through their social media posts.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Open Forum     |      May 21, 2021

    The first wide-ranging study to look at whether healthy food prescriptions lead to better diets and healthier patients suggests there could be some truth to the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’

  • Drug testing and opioid blockers could reduce overdose deaths

    Vernon White     |      May 17, 2021

    The incidence of drug abuse has been growing across the country, but the ability to manage addictions has not kept pace with the social toll.

  • Patients embraced telehealth during COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2021

    The expansion of telehealth-supported access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic was roundly embraced by general practice patients, according to new Flinders University research.

  • Growing public support for compulsory vaccines

    David Smith     |      May 12, 2021

    New research has found widespread support among Australians for mandating COVID-19 vaccinations to protect vulnerable populations and speed the return to normality.

  • Falling down

    Emi Berry     |      May 9, 2021

    Every year around the world, more than 684,000 people die as a result of a fall, and 172 million more are left with short- or long-term disability, but UNSW researchers say implementation of new fall prevention strategies could help save lives.

  • Healthier options for NSW

    Nicky Morrison     |      April 29, 2021

    NSW is developing a planning policy with the goal of creating healthy places but these laudable policy goals need to be embedded in laws and budgets to improve the lives of people in the state.

  • Malaria in the Asia Pacific

    Julia Cutts     |      April 26, 2021

    Eliminating malaria from the Asia Pacific by 2030 is an ambitious but achievable goal. It will require sustained political commitment combined with renewed investment in research and development to overcome the unique complexities of malaria in our region.

  • An unexpected upside of COVID

    Karyn Galvin     |      April 24, 2021

    The shift to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has given people with chronic diseases more freedom and control over their lives.

  • Australia’s five per day

    Open Forum     |      April 19, 2021

    There were more than five drug-induced deaths per day in Australia in 2019, with an increase in deaths involving amphetamines and cocaine, according to a new report.

  • Hubs of hope

    Christine Grove     |      April 6, 2021

    Developing specialist youth mental health hubs could help stem the tide of mental health issues facing young people.