Controversy is a tried and true way to run an ad campaign landing a public health message in the mainstream.
A report obtained by Crikey via freedom of information indicates that the government agencies in charge of My Health Record could have easily anticipated public concerns.
Despite the many epidemics we're said to be in the grip of, we continue to be healthier and live longer. But there are some concerning signs around suicide.
A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.
A 7.30 story on long-acting contraceptives influenced women to cancel their implants -- an example of the media's influence on people's health decisions.
Paternalists continue to demand sugar taxes despite clear evidence they don't work. But facts don 't matter to nanny statists.
With a recent study about women's mental health problems sending the media into a tizzy, we need to understand when mental health problems are internally or externally engendered.
Yes, something should be done to prevent Australians consuming so much sugar. But forcing low-income consumers to pay more for it is not the solution.
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
Australians, who are among the healthiest people in the world, got markedly healthier during the 2000s, despite what the public health lobby says.