Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
Researchers from a range of disciplines need to work together if we are to predict and prepare for the next thunderstorm asthma event.
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?
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?
Coal-fired power stations need to be closed within the next decade on health grounds. Here's why.
Transport infrastructure projects are conceived, planned and assessed in a way that makes it difficult to properly consider their major public health impacts.
Although a drug of known safety and efficacy is available, scabies still affects more than 100 million people across the world.
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.
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.
Getting a flu shot reduces your risk of getting the flu, and it also helps the community. Here's why.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
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.