Health & Wellbeing

Research report
19 April 2017

Teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives, according to...

Report
19 April 2017

This report, prepared by the University of Wollongong, at the request of the Department of Health, outlines options and recommendations to help inform the design of future residential aged care...

Guide
19 April 2017

This practitioner resource provides practical guidance for involving children in child-safe organisations, based on what children and young people have said themselves.

Fact sheet
19 April 2017

Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian...

Website
18 April 2017

This study by US company WalletHub looks at the environmental policies across the US. It uses the three dimensions of environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate-change contributions...

Research report
18 April 2017

This report shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness...

Journal article
17 April 2017

Planning for an effective response to the next pandemic is complex and requires extensive engagement between public health experts, clinicians, diagnostic laboratory staff, general and at-risk...

Journal article
15 April 2017

Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). We conducted a 20 year longitudinal...

Report
13 April 2017

This report updates and extends estimates of the burden due to overweight and obesity reported in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011 to include burden in people aged under 25, revised...

Article
12 April 2017

Generally speaking, if you are vaccinated, you’re less likely to get the flu. But that’s not the whole story. Allen Cheng and Kristine Macartney explain.