The Alcohol and Drug Foundation are calling for a national strategy to reduce the harm caused by alcohol after a new study ranked it as Australia's most harmful drug. The health risks of alcohol are particularly relevant to men's health as men are three times more likely than women to be risky drinkers and experience over 70% of alcohol-related disease.Read more
The Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published its latest reports on the health of Australian males and females. The reports confirm that men die younger than women, experience a greater burden of disease and are more likely to die from potentially avoidable causes.
Here we present 10 surprising facts about men's health drawn from the AIHW's research. Copies to the full reports are provided at the bottom of the page.Read more
By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line
More than 45% of Australians aged 16-85 years have experienced a mental illness at some point in their life, yet 65 per cent of people with a diagnosable mental illness do not access treatment.1Read more