• You are what you eat

    Open Forum     |      September 6, 2019

    In a study that will shock no one, people with the healthiest lifestyles enjoyed a 75 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those with the least healthy lifestyles, according to international researchers who looked at data from all over the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

  • Winning the fight against malaria

    Open Forum     |      September 2, 2019

    Research is paving the way for the development of new malaria drugs that could both treat and block transmission of the deadly disease.

  • The best place to launch a healthy lifestyle? Your kitchen

    Derek Lotts     |      August 29, 2019

    Cooking nutritious meals at home is a great way to embark on a healthier lifestyle.

  • Cutting health costs through better prosthesis

    Stephen Duckett     |      August 24, 2019

    Health insurance costs are rising and the price of prostheses such as hip replacements are partly to blame. Fortunately there is a way to rein in costs – and give patients more choice and better devices.

  • Heads up – Skateboards are more dangerous than rugby

    Open Forum     |      August 22, 2019

    An Australian/ New Zealand study examining childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding and skate boarding are more at risk than kids playing contact sports like AFL or rugby.

  • Can a high-fibre diet reduce hyper-tension?

    Open Forum     |      August 21, 2019

    Volunteers are being sought for a new trial to investigate if a high-fibre diet can reduce blood pressure in patients suffering from hyper-tension.

  • Help investigate the causes of stuttering

    Open Forum     |      August 19, 2019

    Researchers need 3,000 Australian stutterers for an international study that is searching for the genes in human DNA which may trigger the speech problem.

  • Patients have rights, here’s how to use yours

    Rebekah McWhirter     |      August 16, 2019

    As a patient, you have rights about how you’re treated. This includes not just your actual therapy, but how you’re spoken to, how your records are handled and even whether you wish to be treated at all.

  • High tech solutions to elderly falls

    Open Forum     |      August 13, 2019

    Drones, smartphones and sensors could offer a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population and help cut global hospital costs.

  • Don’t forget Mum’s health: Reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

    Open Forum     |      August 12, 2019

    University of South Australia researchers are appealing for better support for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes to help them return to or maintain a healthy weight after pregnancy.

  • Smartphone therapy?

    Reeva Lederman     |      August 11, 2019

    Our phones can be a source of stress and distraction, but digital mental healthcare offers new ways to help people cope with modern life.

  • Better use of health data can save lives

    George Disney     |      August 10, 2019

    Concerns about data privacy are valid, but sharing data saves lives, and Australia lags behind best practice overseas where researchers are safely accessing information to improve public health outcomes.