Fixating on sleep can make your sleep worse. But some people crave the connection online sleep communities provide.
The work environment is a social determinant of health. However, work has been underused as a lever to address health inequalities.
Cancer screening and other routine primary care can help address inequities if we choose to leave the unfair status quo behind.
While there is no guarantee of warding off cognitive decline, encouraging people to be physically, mentally and socially active could potentially keep a significant number of dementia cases at bay.
Failing to tackle the social determinants of health means reproducing disadvantage again and again.
Obese children outnumber underweight ones globally, and ‘social determinants’ in kids’ lived environments play a fundamental role. Obesity in kids can lead to a lifetime of poor health.
Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease, yet before the pandemic, it killed more people than any other infectious disease.
Higher levels of income inequality in youth are associated with increased ‘deaths of despair’ in young Canadians.
Mental health isn’t just about illness, it is also about wellness. Universities are well positioned to offer accessible, evidence-based wellness education to the general public.
We wanted to quantify what social factors increase a person’s chance of ending up in prison, and to use that to improve policy and reduce the harms and costs of incarceration.
Children with persistent or severe asthma symptoms need medicines to reduce airway inflammation. But a change last week means these medicines are harder to access.
Ours is the first national survey of the population aged 16 years and older about their experiences of child maltreatment.
Every household is more likely than not to have dusts containing PFAS chemicals at low concentrations. But how worried should we be about the risks to our personal health?
Although lots of parents consider family mealtimes important, they may also dread the planning and preparation involved.
Public health measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that many people experienced social isolation. But the pandemic didn’t invent loneliness, and its impacts on our health are growing.
Women are often under-diagnosed and under-treated for heart disease and may be unaware of their specific risk factors. Clinical and research practices need to reflect the diversity of women in Canada.
Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
If we want people with complex care needs to prioritise their health, cutting patient fees, providing flexible hours and paying attention to their social circumstances would be a good start.
Halfway through its 10-year mandate to address issues like affordability and homelessness, the National Housing Strategy is providing little benefit for the vast majority of vulnerable households.
Poorer Australians have shorter life expectancies and are more likely to live with long-term health conditions than their wealthier peers.