As Australia considers its next national mental health survey, it's crucial to include eating disorders. If we don't have good data on how many people are suffering, we can't come up with solutions.
On the whole, we're living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from 'high prestige' diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
Africa is the last continent to embrace the need to train family physicians as a key component of the primary health care team and district hospitals.