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.
Nearly all Indigenous Australian children have some form of otitis media, a middle ear infection that often leads to hearing loss.
The good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage for health and well-being throughout a person's life.
There are several lessons that the world can learn from Brazil about how to rapidly reduce child stunting in 10 years.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, determine their risk of poor health.
How do inequities of wealth and income manifest in Australia? And what are the implications for the nation's health?
We all like to think we are free agents and have huge degrees of agency. But, in reality, our health reflects the environments we live in.
Around 20% of Aboriginal births in Western Australia between 1996 and 2012 weren't registered, new research shows. This has many social and health ramifications for their future.