How rising temperatures impact our economic preferences
Some places might soon be too hot for inhabitants to make optimal economic decisions.
HIV treatment, testing undermined by opposition to same-sex marriage
The postcode in which you live can affect your sexual health in a surprising way.
Making the most of global health aid
Using the sector-wide approach (SWAp) to coordinate health aid delivers substantial improvements in population health.
Too close to home: The closer the pokies venue, the greater the loss
Just living close to a gaming venue increases the likelihood that you will gamble, face an increased risk of bankruptcy and experience poor mental health.
The profile of a distressed worker: Young, female and in casual work
The most detailed picture yet of those most affected by economic downturns shows young women suffer the greatest increase in psychological distress.
Loneliness is not just a health burden; it also has an economic cost
Loneliness has an economic cost. As a new study reveals its link with mental health in Australia, what can be done?
Why is mental healthcare treatment among children and young adults so low?
Less than half of all young adults facing mental health issues access professional help. Instead, they turn to friends and family for help with personal and emotional problems. Why?
Saving blood: Managing supply without health risks
Changes to patient blood management guidelines have lowered health risks for patients and reduced costs with fewer blood transfusions and less time spent in the hospital.
Mental health – two small words, one very big cost (Ep 1)
Productivity Commissioner Dr Stephen King spent two years trying to identify the economic cost of mental illness and suicide. The human cost is even greater. And Dr Zen Goh explains how we can actually thrive at work.
Teacher assessment bias: overweight children more likely to be rated lower
Heavier primary school children are given less favourable academic assessments by their teachers.
More say in what to pay? Putting patients in the driver’s seat
Delivering high-quality health care with limited funding is increasingly difficult for many GPs. Could the solution be as simple as giving patients more say in what to pay?