• Exploring food insecurity in indigenous communities

    Open Forum     |      January 11, 2020

    A new study from the University of Queensland will work with local indigenous communities to improve food security among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Healthy habits ‘deliver a disease-free decade’

    Open Forum     |      January 10, 2020

    A study of US workers shows how healthy habits in middle age can help you enjoy extra years of disease-free life later on in life.

  • Reach for the health stars

    Open Forum     |      January 7, 2020

    Better food labelling could help stem the rising tide of diet-related disease around the world, despite the reluctance of food manufacturers to help consumers make healthier choices.

  • A glimmer of light in the darkness

    John Oliffe     |      January 6, 2020

    Strengthening men’s social connections and understanding more about what male depression ‘looks like’ could be key steps to engage men with services to reduce male suicide.

  • Green cities improve mental health

    Zoe Myers     |      January 5, 2020

    Urban design and planning can promote mental health by refocusing on spaces we use in our everyday lives in light of what research tells us about the benefits of exposure to nature and biodiversity.

  • It’s not what you do, but how often you do it

    Sherry Landow     |      January 1, 2020

    It’s the new year, and many people’s resolution is to get fitter. New research shows that what you do to get stronger isn’t as important as how often you do it.

  • Saving the world from malaria

    Holly Watkins     |      January 1, 2020

    Scientists have discovered a new drug target to block the world’s deadliest malaria parasite from spreading.

  • Poor lifestyles threaten global teens

    Open Forum     |      December 27, 2019

    The largest global investigation of the major lifestyle risk factors for adolescents has revealed that a third of them are already damaging their own health through poor choices.

  • Blood donations aren’t just for Christmas

    Zahra HosseiniFard     |      December 24, 2019

    While urgent calls for blood donations spike during the holiday season, people need to be reminded to keep donating in order to prevent chronic shortages all year round.

  • Eating right this Christmas

    Sherry Landow     |      December 23, 2019

    Food variety, food quantity, and added social pressure are the three main reasons we overeat during the holidays. A psychologist weighs in on why our brain tells us to overeat during the holidays – and how we can manage those signals.

  • Keeping your food safe this Christmas

    Open Forum     |      December 21, 2019

    The Chair of Australia’s Food Safety Information Council, Cathy Moir, is encouraging Australians to make sure the food they prepare, serve and eat is safe over the Christmas holidays.

  • The case for a royal commission into veteran suicide

    Luke Gosling     |      December 20, 2019

    The veteran death toll by suicide since 2001 is 10 times greater than our losses in Afghanistan and a proper investigation into causes and remedies is now urgently required.