Several studies have shown that health suffers after being laid off, as fear and anxiety lead to stress.
The negative effects of job loss have been well-documented and fairly well-understood. But why would studies also suggest that health improves during a recession? The reasons may surprise you.
Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health.
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The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we've failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
An additional 39,074 people died in 2015, compared with the previous year. And the latest data shows that the trend continues.
Inequality is a major driver.
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For two countries that have similar wealth and health spending, there are stark differences in how many children under five survive.
Overall cancer deaths continue to fall, but some cancers are being left behind.
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The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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