• Could early infant screening and intervention help prevent autism?

    Kristelle Hudry     |      July 27, 2015

    We know that the earlier an intervention begins, the greater the chance we have for positive outcomes. Kristelle Hudry and Andrew Whitehouse share first results of studies with infants at risk of autism.

  • The importance of self care

    editor     |      July 23, 2015

    The Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.

  • The hidden secret of Australian health

    Neil Batt     |      July 17, 2015

    How can we improve patient outcomes and address some of the challenges Australia’s health system is facing? Neil Batt has some thought-provoking ideas.

  • Xanax or fingertips?

    Gabrielle Davies     |      July 17, 2015

    New technologies bring about major changes not only in our social and family interactions, but also in healthcare. Gabrielle Davies allows us a glimpse into a future of a healthier and better informed community.

  • How self care can help increase sustainability of healthcare system

    Deon Schoombie     |      June 25, 2015

    The Global Access Partners' report on self care was launched on 23 June 2015. Deon Schoombie Executive Director, Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) outlines key recommendations of the report.

  • Food groups beat kilojoule counting for weight loss

    Professor Manny Noakes     |      June 9, 2015

    Counting kilojoules is not the best way to lose weight for better health. Professor Manny Noakes says following a well-balanced diet that includes all food groups is more effective.

  • Clear your head, make a difference

    editor     |      June 8, 2015

    You don’t often get the chance to raise money for charity by not doing something! Give up alcohol for a month for Dry July to support adults living with cancer and their families to improve their quality of life.

  • What do you need to know about diabetes?

    editor     |      June 8, 2015

    Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease with 280 new cases every day. 12 to 18 July 2015 is National Diabetes Week. Its aim is to raise awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and the growing number of people who have it.

  • Red alert! Heart attack often preceded by GP warning

    Mary Barry     |      June 4, 2015

    Every day in Australia, 50 women will have a heart attack. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says there are important steps women need to take to reduce their risk of heart attack.

  • Losing weight is a science, keeping it off is psychology

    John Carpenter     |      May 31, 2015

    We all know that a healthy weight has lifelong benefits. Personal trainer John Carpenter says losing weight and maintaining it is simpler than you might think.

  • The Australian Healthcare System – what’s wrong with it and how to fix it?

    Kevin Austin     |      May 31, 2015

    For the next two months we will discuss Australia’s health. Introducing the topic is Kevin Austen who says to fix our Healthcare System we firstly need to agree on a common vision for it.

  • Australian health system: What needs to be done

    Alan Castleman     |      May 31, 2015

    The Australian health system is often criticised. Chair of the Australian Centre for Health Research Alan Castleman says while the system is working well, there is room for improvement that requires changes in the way we think and act.