Weighing up the costs and benefits in a dangerous world.
Smoking rates among the poor are almost double the rates for middle-class Americans. Yet we are not providing poor people with the medical help they need to stop. We will pay billions for that later.
The NDIS has laudable aims but how much funding will be available to enable participation in arts therapy?
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
Has the Coalition invested an average of $5 billion per year more than Labor into Medicare?
New evidence gets to the heart of their cardio-vascular impact.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
Having a baby in prison can be traumatic, so how can this issue be solved?
It's the best time to make a fresh start.
The world looks to the WHO for all health-related matters – but it is only part of the picture.
Having made a commitment to reduce spending, the federal government will have its work cut out with this year's budget, which may require revisiting policy ideas that have caused it pain in the past.
Understanding the bugs in our lungs could help treat certain diseases, including asthma.
A parish council's decision to charge parkrunners for using their parks may seem like a storm in a tea cup – but it's an important test case.
The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
Giving states the power to levy income tax won't make up for the shortfall in health and education funding and it could mean poorer states are worse off.
The assisted dying debate usually focuses on the moment of death - not those leading up to it.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
Climate change means the number of overweight and obese people will fall by 2050, but these benefits will be massively outdone by a rise in underweight and malnourished people.
So-called 'healthy towns' will address child obesity and dementia, but the real killer remains at large.