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.
E-cigarettes remain effectively banned in Australia because advocates' evidence has failed to convince the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
A five-year project announced today will implement an innovative water-sensitive approach tailored to informal settlements. The goal is to revitalise 24 communities in Fiji and Indonesia.
The rise of annual January drinking campaigns. shows that our ideas of moderate drinking aren't solely based public health guidlelines.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
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.