The economics of COVID-19
Policy makers need a new roadmap for navigating the balance between managing the pandemic and supporting the economy, argues a University of Melbourne expert
How attitudes disable
Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
Designing cities with health in mind
Public health specialist Professor Mark Stevenson from the University of Melbourne on the need to prioritise physical wellbeing in our urban planning.
A clearer view
Research and persistence is paying off, positioning Australia to finally eliminate the blinding eye disease Trachoma from remote communities.
How Australia is losing the health fight
Australia is losing the war against alcohol and weight-related illnesses because it lacks a comprehensive approach to prevention, a leading health expert says.
Costing us dearly: The toll of austerity policy on public health
Sociologist David Stuckler argues that austerity policies imposed by national governments in response to economic crises serve to worsen public health.
How the obesity debate is being artificially sweetened
The soft drink industry is shifting attention from having a healthy diet to maintaining an active lifestyle with an emphasis on energy balance.
One week to save the world
Students had one week to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Could they do it?