A safe home, a working fridge and access to transport are all needed before western medicine has a chance of working in the long term. But a new way of providing care can help.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it’s on a par with heavy smoking. So let’s get talking about it.
One in four Australians is overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence, but it’s difficult to predict who is at risk. These three questions can help.
A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
When care is equity-oriented, patients report fewer depression and trauma symptoms, less chronic pain and improved quality of life.
South Africa has the potential to improve primary health care.
A design team at Emily Carr University worked with families from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation to support the development of healthy environments for children.
We wear our surroundings like a cloak. Lower-income communities often live in environments that discourage healthy, outdoor activities. This perpetuates their poorer health and traps them in poverty.
Even those who regularly clean their teeth typically don’t brush for the recommended two minutes.
Instead of trying to help people with disability overcome their limitations, we should be harnessing their strengths in the workplace. This will improve their health and mental well-being.
Infectious diseases pose a continual threat to Canadians. Ensuring the population stays healthy requires increasing investment in our public health system.
The trial of the cashless welfare card, to control unhealthy spending in Indigenous communities, is being expanded partly due to emotive well-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, evidence is being ignored.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
The controversial Centrelink debt recovery system is bad news for the mental health of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people it targets.
A new way of looking at what’s behind chronic disease takes into account social, environmental and other factors, rather than blaming individuals.
The long term financial consequences of the pay gap are clear; but could there also been impacts on health?
A new report recognises that no two Indigenous suicides are identical, then skilfully identifies common themes for informing responses that have the potential to save lives.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
Childhood obesity is increasing and is most common for children living in disadvantage. But it’s preventable if we begin from the start of life.