Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.
Former Indigenous employees say the organisation has been marred by an exodus of Aboriginal staff, a collapse of specialist programs and a failure to meet reconciliation targets.
Crikey readers talk about the cholesterol debate, and the ACT's Attorney-General weighs in on the ACT gay marriage law.
Balancing potential benefits and risks is a challenge for doctors and patients: these can be literally life-and-death decisions, writes Stephen MacMahon, the James Martin professor of medicine, University of Oxford.
There seems no end to the conspiracy against healthy eating in the modern world, even by quasi-official associations -- such as the Heart Foundation of Australia -- who should know better, writes Michael R James, a research scientist and writer.
Why would Nestle start spruiking a shake diet to lose weight, which has a known cause of heart disease as one of its main ingredients? Sounds like a conspiracy for getting fat people to have heart attacks.
The American Heart Association has issued a new guideline recommending that adult men should eat no more than nine teaspoons of sugar a day. Too bad Australia isn't copying them, writes David Gillespie.
Divorce doesn't just make your poorer. People who are divorced or widowed are 20% more likely to suffer issues like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.