Government intervention is urgently needed to offset the likely health crisis looming from the increased energy costs.
People living in poverty or disadvantage are three times more likely to die from COVID than the wealthy.
To get more workers to be active, public health messaging must recognize the important role employers can play in creating the conditions for workers to focus on exercise.
Shielding people based on their individual risk profile has been proposed by some experts.
Public health education campaigns disregard economic factors.
Nurses are uniquely at risk of COVID-19, and are affected by many of the health inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. But no one is listening to them.
We know that spending time in nature is good for physical and mental well-being, but social inequality means not everyone has easy access to parks, gardens and woodland.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
A new mapping project shows where different types of disadvantage are most prevalent. The picture is more varied and complex than many people think.
A leading sociologist explains how different dimensions of humanity produce different kinds of inequality - and what that does to the least equal in society.
Improving health literacy and access to services could empower ethnic minorities to boost their immune systems.
Our experts look at why people of colour are being hit harder by COVID-19, New Zealand’s success in eliminating the virus, and the latest on drug trials.
What the world will look like in the absence of a COVID vaccine or treatment.
Given the market is not coping and the need for government to intervene is more apparent than ever, one might think the time for social democracy has come again. The reality, though, is not so simple.
Poor neighbourhoods are driving health inequalities in children.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn’t help.
Genome-wide association studies are more like genome white association studies.
Three-quarters of people with an intellectual disability receive prescribed drugs.
Unlike health care for the rest of our body, dental care mostly comes out of our own pocket – and it’s not cheap. Many Australians go without and their health suffers.
Targeted health campaigns can actually leave local people with a greater sense of shame – without helping them kick unhealthy habits.