Tackling antimicrobial resistance relies on us tackling the interrelated areas of human, animal and environmental health.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
Why didn’t we learn the lessons from earlier thunderstorm asthma events?
Melbourne's recent thunderstorm asthma event caught services by surprise. So, is it time for a national health protection agency to coordinate our public health response?
Loy Yang power station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, is one station doctors think should be a priority for closure.
Coal-fired power stations need to be closed within the next decade on health grounds. Here's why.
The two NSW motorway projects were unable to consider the issue of access to a mix of transport options, which is a key factor in public health impacts.
Transport infrastructure projects are conceived, planned and assessed in a way that makes it difficult to properly consider their major public health impacts.
Children living in tropical countries and in poverty often have high rates of infection with the scabies mite.
Although a drug of known safety and efficacy is available, scabies still affects more than 100 million people across the world.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
Drink image via www.shutterstock.com.
Back in the early 1900s, if you felt a bit sluggish you could reach for a beverage enhanced with radioactive elements to really add some pep to your step. It wouldn't be a healthy choice, though.
We're used to debating the region's environment. But far-western Brazil has lots of urban problems too.
Stay home if you get the flu.
Getting a flu shot reduces your risk of getting the flu, and it also helps the community. Here's why.
Programme participants join in during capoeira lessons in Sao Paulo’s so-called ‘Cracolandia’.
Sebastian Liste/Noor for the Open Society Foundations
A public health programme respected locally, lauded globally, and based on the best science for helping homeless crack users, is at risk of falling victim to Brazil's partisan politics.
Hidden links between tobacco companies and tobacco control opponents may be hindering plain packaging legislation around the world.
Patients in a hospice in Myanmar.
REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Increasing isolation threatens global health. International cooperation is critical to fighting diseases that will not respect borders.
Time spent outdoors makes us happier and healthier – and 'synthetic nature' may be able to replicate some of the effect.
Public health double whammy?
Improved autonomous vehicle technology could reduce the tens of thousands of annual U.S. deaths due to human error behind the wheel. Are driverless cars the next big public health intervention?
Face masks like these, modeled by students from the Peltier Aerosol Lab, vary widely in effectiveness against fine particle pollution.
Richard E. Peltier
Inexpensive cloth face masks, worn by many people in heavily polluted countries, offer only partial protection. Instead governments should warn people to avoid exposure and work to clear the air.
A woman looks at a CDC health advisory sign about Zika at Miami International Airport
Politics, not epidemiology or medicine, drives government responses to disease. Politicians are the ultimate decision-makers in public health, and they must respond to political forces.
Health studies in Pennsylvania show links between some health problems and local fracking activity.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
We want to ensure we are not setting insurmountable physical activity recommendations.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
Universities, journals and academics are increasingly concerned about the attempts of some industries to distort the science.
A tin pot dictator plunders billions from his blighted nation’s treasury. Sensing he’ll soon be exiled, amid public relations fanfare, he offers ill-gotten millions to a local university for a new school…
India's prime minister won a landslide victory promising to improve his people's lives. There's a very long way to go.