The aim of the sole sustainable development goal on health is to improve health and well-being.
Despite the criticism, the sustainable development goal for health presents an opportunity to approach health holistically.
Humans didn’t evolve to deal with the unique conditions of space travel.
Hollywood may already have done it but when we eventually send real astronauts to Mars, what medicines should we arm them with? And will they work the same way as they do on Earth?
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One of the experts behind the ONS' well-being project explains why it's so important for the government to know how you're feeling.
Diabetes medications can have real benefits but there are still some nagging unknowns about their effects.
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A global health and disease study shows we're living longer, but spending more years in poor health. But there are some things within our power to change.
A new study has produced puzzling results about how the environment affects men's and women's mental health.
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The communities ravaged by Ebola need mental health support to help people rebuild their lives.
HIV-infected H9 T cell captured by a scanning electron micrograph.
HIV therapy that enables patients with the virus to live a healthy life is a great success for modern medicine. But what are the challenges to coming up with a complete cure?
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
There when you need it most. But safety nets are under threat.
When welfare budgets get cut, layers of help and guidance are slowly stripped away from the most vulnerable.
National priorities can help focus our research efforts.
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The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
Trendy - but at what cost?
Seriously though - can fashion really damage your health?
If African pupils get a quality good education, it can benefit their long-term health.
If Malawian children do not learn basic skills like reading, will this harm them in the long term? Recent evidence suggests the answer is yes – at least in terms of their health.
Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in eastern Sierra Leone in this file picture from December last year.
African health leaders do not often get the chance to tell the stories of their public health achievements and challenges.
Weighing people may do more harm than good by giving an unreliable picture of the complex realities of health and weight.
Weight and girth have become shorthand for health but these are blunt instruments that provide an unreliable and reductive snapshot of its complexities.
The first budget for Victoria’s Labor government is aimed at education, health and transport.
The first budget handed down by Victorian Labor government emphasises expenditure in traditional areas of education, health and transport.
On the rack. Are news editors falling into their own trap?
What do stuffed crust pizza and terrifying newspaper headlines have in common? Our hard-wired evolutionary responses hold the answer.
Blurred lines? Meddling with the NHS is an accident waiting to happen.
The NHS might be an election battleground but the system is a world standard, and should not be meddled with for political or economic ends.
Circle to walk away after three years and £5m losses.
Healthcare group Circle has announced that it plans to withdraw from its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, three years into a deal that was supposed to last ten years. The company…
Assessment then more freedom to choose.
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In mental health, a new approach to rehabilitating patients back into the community is gaining ground. Known as “the recovery movement,” it has been championed by American academics such as Bill Anthony…