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Earlier closing times for pubs and bars is the key to preventing alcohol-fuelled assaults. Earlier closing times for pubs and bars is the key to preventing alcohol-fuelled assaults. André Hofmeister/Flickr

Earlier pub closing times key to reducing alcohol-fuelled assaults

Earlier pub closing times have a large impact on curbing alcohol-fuelled violence, according to research my colleagues and I have published today in the international peer-reviewed journal Drug & Alcohol…
Urban environments are increasingly bombarding us with unhealthy food choices. Urban environments are increasingly bombarding us with unhealthy food choices. John Walker

Rethinking how we live to stop the chronic diseases epidemic

We are in the midst of a global epidemic of chronic diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancers and respiratory disease are on the rise across the world. Posing a real and increasing threat to health and…
Success would mean parents' evidence-based concerns can be taken forward. Success would mean parents' evidence-based concerns can be taken forward. The Wu's Photo Land/Flickr

Residents revolt against planned McDonald’s near primary school

Radio National’s Background Briefing this Sunday is about the struggle of residents of a western suburb in Adelaide who are trying to stop a McDonalds restaurant being built within 200 metres of a primary…
The capacity to make choices that promote our ends is dependent on a supportive environment. The capacity to make choices that promote our ends is dependent on a supportive environment. AAP

How pokies pre-commitment puts you back in charge

The debate over the use of mandatory pre-commitment technology in poker machines is the latest front in an ongoing war that pits advocates of personal responsibility against people motivated by concerns…