Men of all ages and social backgrounds are more likely than women to be overweight and obese, but nearly four times less likely to have weight-loss surgery, according to new research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.Read more
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A mini-series developed by actor and television presenter Ernie Dingo has inspired the Federal Government to invest one million dollars into an indigenous men’s health initiative.
Dingo, who comes from the Yamatji people of the Murchison region of Western Australia, partnered with documentary filmmaker Tom Hearn to produce a four-part mini-series centered around ‘fireside yarns’ with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.Read more
Gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma and avoid situations because of fear of stigma, a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics has found.
The study, published on January 14, surveyed men who identified as gay and as fathers, drawing on 732 respondents from 47 states across the United States.Read more
Men with a disability should be considered a priority group when it comes to forming policy around suicide prevention, according to a group of researchers and academics at Melbourne University.
Their recommendation comes as a result of a study into male suicide, which showed that those who reported a disability were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than other men.Read more
The Monash Men's Shed in Melbourne is hosting a Men's Mental Health Forum to mark World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October. The "Being A Man" forum will aim to answer the question "what does it mean to be a man in today’s world and how can we improve men’s mental health?" It will feature AMHF board member, Dr Simon Rice, as one of the guest speakers.Read more
A new social media campaign called #KnowYourManFacts got men talking about a range of issues during Men’s Health Week.
Created by the Australian Men’s Health Forum, the #KnowYourManFacts campaign brought together information from around 20 different organisations into a single, cohesive men’s health campaign.Read more