Screening and sterilisation processes mean human breast milk can be safely collected and frozen for use at a later time.
Banked breast milk is a safe source of shared human milk, and can be a life-saver for very premature babies.
Information on hospital deaths hasn't always been so hard to find. Back in the 1860s Melbourne's one hospital published regular stats on the number of patients dying.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
Sussan Ley launched a series of major reviews of health spending programs. The proposals from these reviews are now on the table, and Greg Hunt will have a series of difficult tasks in implementation.
When his partner was pregnant, Russell Brand announced he may raise the child 'gender-neutral' to avoid social constraints associated with being a boy or a girl. So what determines your 'sex'?
Nurses have taken on a surprising number of tasks that were once the preserve of doctors. And they do them exceptionally well.
Here is what we know about eating in different positions.
Emerging diseases on which the experts are keeping a close eye.
There are many anecdotal reports indicating cannabis' beneficial effects for treating MS symptoms, but research with cannabis is difficult to do.
An active sex life can promote love and togetherness, drive creativity and build better health.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
Health benefits come with regular sexual contact with the same male partner before pregnancy commences.
When George Michael passed away last year news reports all over the world announced the cause as heart failure. It's unlikely this really was the cause.
With more demand on doctors and nurses and a push for quicker consultations, clinical empathy is being dwarfed by the need for efficiency.
For over two decades, psychologists and communication scholars have been seriously studying the degree a person is able to correctly understand another’s unsaid thoughts or feelings.
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
The Peppa Pig brand of sunscreens are manufactured on behalf of the Cancer Council Australia. While they have been available for some time, some parents have recently reported their use has resulted in…
Empathy is associated with being drawn to the arts, but do they actively promote it or merely appeal to already sensitive souls?
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
While we need empathic skills to relate to others sometimes, too much empathy can be a bad thing.
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.