• Pink Ribbon Breakfast

    Open Forum     |      October 17, 2013

    Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an annual, nationwide fundraising initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This year’s theme is ‘storytelling’.

  • Mental Health Week

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Mental Health Week runs from 7 to 13 October. The theme for Mental Health Association Australia’s inaugural Creative Heroes Arts Competition the MHAA 2013 Superhero Grants Program is ‘My Inner Superpower”.

  • Odd Socks Day

    Open Forum     |      September 30, 2013

    Community-based mental health organisation Grow is hosting Odd Socks Day on 4 October. The organisation promotes a light-hearted approach to reminding people that anyone can have an odd day.

  • Cigarettes anytime, anywhere – taking tobacco temptation away

    Kathy Chapman     |      September 12, 2013

    Tobacco is easily available throughout NSW. Kathy Chapman, Health Strategies Director for Cancer Council NSW, argues that instead of only regulating demand, the NSW government should address the issue of supply of cigarettes.

  • Help fight Prostate Cancer

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Now in its fifth year, the Big Aussie Barbie is a chance for you to do something positive for men’s health and raise money to help fight Prostate Cancer.

  • Do it with heart

    Open Forum     |      September 9, 2013

    Every year big-hearted Australians help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.

  • Human experimentation and ethics at Essendon Football Club

    James Bradley     |      August 20, 2013

    The AFL has charged members of the Essendon Football Club in relation to the club's supplements program in 2011 and 2012. Leading up to the AFL hearing on 26 August, Dr James Bradley from the University of Melbourne puts this case into the wider context of medical ethics.

  • What are the health aspects of food security?

    Susan McAlpin     |      August 14, 2013

    The main reason for food insecurity in Australia is poverty. Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics, Susan McAlpin, urges Australian governments to make sure that healthy food is affordable for all of us.

  • Host a dinner party and help kids with cancer

    Open Forum     |      August 11, 2013

    Home cooks are invited to arrange a dining experience in support of children living with cancer and their families with the Dine at Mine campaign. This is a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality. Throughout August 2013, hosts invite family and friends to a dining experience and ask them to donate what they would have spent eating out to Camp Quality.

  • Gender selection: Is it a boy? But we want a girl!

    Professor Michael Chapman     |      August 6, 2013

    Sex selection for social reasons is illegal in Australia on moral and ethical grounds. Professor Michael Chapman, a fertility specialist with IVFAustralia, argues that the issue of sex selection for gender balance needs to be addressed.

  • Jeans for Genes day – Erin’s story

    Kate Horvath     |      August 1, 2013

    On Jeans for Genes day everyone is invited to wear jeans to support a good cause – raising funds to fight childhood diseases. Kate Horvath from the Children’s Medical Research Institute tells the story of how the life of a little girl was saved.

  • Do you want emotionally resilient teenagers? Start early

    Ron Rapee     |      July 24, 2013

    Anxiety and depression is much too common among teenagers. Ron Rapee, Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University and director of the Centre for Emotional Health, talks about a program that teaches parents how to give their shy and withdrawn child skills to better manage negative emotions.