• Community co-design targets Indigenous diabetes

    Open Forum     |      February 15, 2023

    Cutting the high toll of diabetes and metabolic syndrome in Australian Indigenous communities requires remission strategies that are co-designed by Indigenous communities, according to a team of Flinders University researchers.

  • The kraken wakes

    Angus Hughes     |      February 3, 2023

    Though COVID has disappeared from the headlines and public consciousness, it continues to kill dozens of Australians every week and yet another new variant – nicknamed Kraken – is on its way to this country.

  • Keep fit, stay smart

    Open Forum     |      January 28, 2023

    Living a healthy lifestyle, including eating a healthy diet and staying mentally, physically and socially active could help slow memory decline for the over 60s, according to Chinese research, even for people with genetic markers for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

  • Beating peanut allergies

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2023

    Boiling peanuts for up to 12 hours could help overcome children’s allergic reactions according to the results of a clinical trial at Flinders University.

  • Looking forward to a world with Alzheimer’s treatments

    Amy Brodtmann     |      January 7, 2023

    As Alzheimer’s cases grow, scientists have been deep in debate over its causes. Now treatments are on the horizon, the new race is to ready the health system.

  • Run for the bus

    Open Forum     |      January 3, 2023

    A new study has found that even micro-bursts of activity during the day can help people live longer, healthier lives.

  • Getting fit without getting hurt

    Lewis Macgregor     |      January 1, 2023

    It’s the time, once again, for New Year’s resolutions, which often revolve around health and fitness after a week of sloth and excess. Here then are five ways to avoid pain and injury when starting a new exercise regime.

  • Seeing through the smokescreen

    Jillian Kohler     |      December 18, 2022

    The big tobacco companies denied the deadly impact of their products for decades, and are now trying to rehabilitate their image while still killing millions of people around the world every year.

  • Pet therapy

    Em Bould     |      December 1, 2022

    The loneliness and isolation older people often suffer in nursing homes and aged care institutions can be eased with more interaction with pets as well as people.

  • The war against microbes

    Gerald Bloom     |      November 28, 2022

    Antimicrobial resistance due to the overuse of antibiotics is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time and we’re at a crossroads on how to combat it.

  • The bitter truth about sugar

    Open Forum     |      November 27, 2022

    New research shows that two thirds of all packaged foods on supermarket shelves contain added sugars and that food manufacturers make it as hard as they can for consumers to identify them.

  • Gene genies

    Open Forum     |      November 22, 2022

    More genetic testing to ensure the efficacy of medications in particular patients could increase outcomes and reduce costs in the Australian health system.