The growing movement to increase health equity

The evidence is clear and health professionals are taking notice, writes Melissa Sweet. Now it’s time for government to act

19 Apr 13 | Comments (0)

Germ warfare opens a new front

Overuse of antibiotics is not only creating resistant strains of bacteria but also changing the complex ecology of the human body, writes Melissa Sweet

07 Mar 13 | Comments (4)

Two suburbs, 167 lives: how the Life Chances study turned twenty-one

In 1990 a team of researchers began tracking a group of babies born in two inner suburbs of Melbourne. Their latest results paint a complex picture of obstacles, opportunities and resilience, writes Melissa Sweet

08 Oct 12 | Comments (0)

Overtested, overtreated and over here

The principles behind an American campaign to reduce unnecessary and often expensive medical interventions are gaining support in Australia, writes Melissa Sweet

04 Jun 12 | Comments (0)

Medicare goes local in search of “disruptive innovation”

Can local networks pull off the healthcare reforms that have eluded state and national governments, asks Melissa Sweet

04 Apr 12 | Comments (0)

“It’s like when a patriarch dies, and the will is read, and everyone starts squabbling”

Mental health had a big win in this year’s budget – and that’s when the fights began, writes Melissa Sweet in this joint investigation with Crikey

29 Nov 11 | Comments (4)

Sometimes, less is more

A growing movement among US healthcare professionals is arguing that medical treatment can cause more harm than good, reports Melissa Sweet

16 Jun 11 | Comments (0)

Primary healthcare reform: learning from the tough suburbs of Philadelphia

Public health nurses at the 11th Street Family Health Services Center are committed to developing long-term relationships with the community, reports Melissa Sweet

07 Jun 11 | Comments (1)