Everyone agrees it's important to be healthy. That's why so many of the decisions we make in our daily life are about good health. Our ability to be healthy is determined by many different factors. In this program we explore the "determinants of health" or "influences on health" through practical examples over different life stages in today's society. We explain how health can be determined by a range of individual, social, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors that are dynamic and interrelated. We conclude by highlighting education and awareness as the greatest influences on our health and the decisions we make.
Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a panel of guests in this smart and entertaining Compass episode. In a special program for Mental As, the ABC's initiative for Mental Health Week, Geraldine and her guests grapple with: Does religious belief help or hinder mental well-being? The challenging issue of whether or not to disclose a mental health condition. And - stories of resilience and recovery.
National Health survey of teenagers shows many kids are not eating healthily and may incur major problems in later life, including reduced life expectancy.
Explores the question of how diabetes can be prevented in Indigenous communities and the issues around diet, obesity, physical activity, poor living conditions and low socioeconomic status.
Australians are getting fatter. Some argue that its possible to be overweight and remain happy and healthy. But these self-proclaimed fat activists are ruffling the feathers of those who warn that obesity is at crisis levels in Australia.