This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
Sugary drinks are high in energy and lead to weight gain and obesity.
It's time for Australia to follow the UK's lead and increase the price of sugary drinks.
Medical and mental health professionals and refugee rights groups are all calling for urgent care for children affected by trauma on Nauru.
Asylum seeker mental health
A boy has been flown to Australia from Nauru for urgent medical treatment for suspected resignation syndrome.
Health is the largest single component of state government expenditure.
Elective surgery waiting times
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It's no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth.
Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.
For many years, the number of transplants in China has been concealed.
For those who travel to China for whole livers, lungs or hearts, there can be little doubt that, after organ retrieval, the donor is dead.
Early intervention can help children with autism to develop their communication skills.
Unlike Australia, New Zealand doesn't fund early intervention therapy for autistic children, but there are programmes pre-school teachers and parents can use to help kids develop.
The earlier a baby is born, the greater the risk of poor health.
A new review of 70 studies involving nearly 20,000 women found taking omega-3 supplements in pregnancy reduces the risk of premature labour.
Safety standards for children’s products aren’t intended to completely prevent injury.
Only a minority of products in Australia actually have mandatory standards applied to them. There is a misconception that product standards can prevent all injuries.
Australians are spending a larger proportion of their income on health insurance as premium increases outpace wage growth.
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Private health insurance premiums are set to rise again. These 14 charts (well, technically 10 charts and four tables) look at some of the reasons why health insurance premiums keep going up and up.
There is no evidence to suggest mandatory treatment outside of the criminal justice system would work.
There is no evidence to suggest mandatory treatment outside of the criminal justice system would work. Instead, we need to increase funding for treatment programs, including early intervention.
Palliative care nurses, social workers and people from the funeral industry are among those who work as death doulas.
You've more than likely heard of birth doulas. But nowadays, death doulas are providing support at the end of life. How they fit into existing structures of care remains to be understood.
Liberal MP Sharman Stone, speaking on Q&A.
Liberal Party backbencher Sharman Stone told the Q&A audience that Australia has some of the highest rates per capita of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world. We check the research.
Younger Australians struggle more with loneliness than older generations.
Half of Australians feel lonely for at least one day a week, while one in four feel lonely for three or more days. This can impact on sleep, heart health and levels of anxiety.
Despite numerous inquiries and hundreds of recommendations in mental health over the years, little has changed.
The key challenge in mental health is finding the political will and the financial and community resources to do what has already been described in thousands of pages and hundreds of recommendations.