A widely quoted study produced for the soft drinks industry made much of the costs, but downplayed the benefits, of a tax on sugary drinks.
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
The ideal fitness regime is not just a matter of time.
Historical data for Australia shows young people have fared better than their global counterparts in terms of economic opportunity but this masks a growing disparity among youth.
Conventional health interventions for men in poor communities who engage in risky behaviour are not effective. The solution may lie with soccer.
An increasing number of companies have well-being policies, but some can do more harm than good.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
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.