Girls star Lena Dunham suffers form endometriosis, a condition that affects one out of every ten women of menstruating age.
We must try harder to explore what causes endometriosis and not reinforce theories that imply fault on a woman's part, or are shaped by old ideas about women's roles and bodies.
Despite all the hype around Zika, crucial questions remain unanswered. How great is the risk that infection during pregnancy would result in a baby with microcephaly? And what can be done to prevent this?
Improving the efficiency of existing rail infrastructure into Port Botany will deliver the capacity gains it will need.
Jay Weatherill's willingness to countenance an increase to the GST angered federal Labor colleagues. But he tells Michelle Grattan he has no regrets about his "circuit-breaker" intervention.
Brisbane street artist Anthony Lister has been convicted of 'wilful damage' graffiti. Who is being harmed, when our legal system is forced to devalue cultural capital?
Though commendable as a means of keeping Indigenous disadvantage on the policy agenda, the annual Closing the Gap report has come to reflect a lot of what is wrong with Indigenous affairs.
New data analysis shows bushfires have increased by 40% in the past five years.
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
There are many recent cases of women being abused or harassed online. But technology can also play a role in preventing violence against women.
The Closing the Gap report shows a mix of successes and failures, but early childhood education holds the key to significant progress.
Kennedy’s murder has spawned countless books, films, television documentaries and websites, each devoted to solving the crime. And yet any agreement on the 'truth' seems as unlikely as ever.
The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
Australia’s inimitability with regard to women’s political equality has barely entered conventional studies of political history.
Pelvic inflammatory disease's traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
It's full steam ahead for bringing vast increases in farming to northern Australia. In fact, probably too fast to adequately consider the environmental impacts.
Donald Trump has applied the lessons of winning a TV audience to politics. Much as we might deplore the theatre of entertaining voters, we can't wish it away.
A 3cm-long stent containing 12 electrodes could one day help people living with spinal cord injury to walk with the power of thought.
As the government considers a tax reform agenda without changing the GST, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer discusses tax and superannuation with Michelle Grattan.
The church’s assertion of sanctuary will stimulate debate about the morality and justice of Australia's current laws with regard to asylum seekers.
The world's 'drylands' – already home to 38% of the world's people – are set to dry out even more. And that could harm the soil microbes that keep soils healthy and help crops to grow.
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Much international aid fails to achieve its ends because the technology employed is not "appropriate" to its intended environment or culture. This needs to change.
More large Australian companies are looking to outsiders to turn their fortunes around, but the evidence shows it can be a misguided strategy.