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  1. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  2. Podcast19 May 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  3. Podcast18 November 2016 - Up Close

    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.

  4. 19 August 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    A clearer view

    Research and persistence is paying off, positioning Australia to finally eliminate the blinding eye disease Trachoma from remote communities.

  5. 4 April 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. Podcast26 February 2016 - Up Close

    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.

  7. 11 January 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  8. 29 September 2015 - Humanities

    One week to save the world

    Students had one week to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Could they do it?