Studies suggest electrosensitivity is a "communicated" disease, spread by people hearing about the alleged dangers, and sometimes worrying themselves sick.
While we've been trying to minimise sugar and fat intake, it seems we’ve been overlooking one of the biggest dietary killers of all – salt.
Cholera is estimated to infect between 3 to 5 million people globally, every year.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
A lack of decent sanitation and clean drinking water are fertile ground for a cholera outbreak.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government's new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
The health impacts of urban and regional planning are undisputed. So why did the NSW government adopt and then discard health objectives as part of state planning legislation?
Measurement matters, especially when it comes to health care and how well we are treated if we get sick or have to go to hospital.
The roll-out of a new screening program for cervical cancer has been delayed, leaving Australian women understandably confused about if or when they need Pap smears. Here's what they need to know.
New research shows that exposure to fine particulate air pollution may double the risk of dementia in older women by increasing growth of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain.
Speak up about your research and its implications if you want to influence policy.
Over the last century, life expectancy has increased by seven hours a day.
There's no legal reason why Victoria can't have its own medically supervised drug injecting room to prevent more overdoses, despite political setbacks.
New research shows not all sitting is bad for our health, so long as you're active at other times of the day.
Reassuring people "not to worry" about public health issues like vaccination or fluoridated water doesn't work. Nor does telling people "don't panic". So, what does?
Public health pioneer Basil Hetzel died on February 4 2017. Among other career highlights, he identified the most common cause of preventable brain damage: dietary iodine deficiency.
The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most.
Mahlangu's resignation over the deaths of mental patients sets her apart from her colleagues in government. But, it does not portend a new trend in political accountability for the governing ANC.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.