• Healthier together

    Caitlin Reader     |      August 21, 2023

    Paying attention to the ‘social determinants of health’ as well as individual responsibility can reduce inequities in health outcomes, but many Australian state and federal social policies neglect them.

  • Mind over matter

    Alan Stevenson     |      August 1, 2023

    Research suggests our brain can control many facets of our daily physical lives in ways which were once thought impossible.

  • AI powered health

    Open Forum     |      July 30, 2023

    We may soon be able to predict our risk of developing serious health conditions later in life at the press of a button thanks to artificial intelligence.

  • AI in digital health

    Open Forum     |      July 23, 2023

    A new study from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has shown the potential benefits of using an AI algorithm to improve engagement and health outcomes from digital health programs.

  • Healthy people need a healthy planet

    Celia McMichael     |      November 5, 2022

    Climate change is affecting the health of people around the world as well as the planet itself, and transitioning to net-zero emissions could be the greatest health opportunity of the 21st century.

  • Building health system resilience

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2022

    A team of Australian researchers have outlined a range of strategies to help the healthcare system respond better when disaster strikes and make sure nobody is left behind.

  • The IPCC report amidst COVID-19 highlights why a dual health crisis response matters

    Georgia Brown     |      August 12, 2021

    The latest IPCC report on global warming underlines the need for emergency action. As with COVID-19, a society-wide response to climate change is a moral and health imperative just like measures to tackle the pandemic crisis. 

  • ADF health partnerships should be the next step in Australia’s Pacific step-up

    David Brewster     |      April 8, 2021

    An enhanced role for the ADF in regional health security might become a successful example of mutually beneficial partnerships between the ADF and our Pacific neighbours.

  • What’s next for AI in healthcare?

    Open Forum     |      September 11, 2020

    Artificial intelligence will pave the way for the ‘Fifth Industrial Revolution’ and has already arrived in health care, argue Australian and Hong Kong-based experts, but is Australia really ready for it?

  • Millennial bugs?

    Steven Roberts     |      July 13, 2020

    Blaming millennials for spreading COVID-19 fails to see the bigger picture.

  • 7 lessons for Australia’s health system

    Stephen Duckett     |      June 22, 2020

    In a report released today, the Grattan Institute outlines seven key lessons that can help make the health system more effective, efficient and equitable, and better able to deal with future crises.

  • “One health” for the world

    Saba Sinai     |      June 16, 2020

    A “One Health” approach which combine animal, human, and environmental measures could help prevent another devastating pandemic and support a more holistic definition of security.