Consumers want to know if their complementary medicines are safe and effective. But are links between science and manufacturers the answer?
A new multimillion dollar deal between Swisse Wellness and CSIRO has raised questions about the integrity of Australia’s premier scientific research organisation and the motivations behind the deal.
With the "eating-to-go" habit here to stay, healthier fast food chains have an important role to play in ensuring healthy food options are available.
A prominent new paper reflects growing global sentiment amongst scientists and dieticians to review advice relating to the types of dietary fats we should consume for optimal health.
Australian government proposals to ban so-called “double dipping” with paid parental leave (PPL) risks scaling back health benefits for women who take time off to care for their babies.
Upscaling the success of emerging mosquito control technologies relies on automating the rearing and release of millions of mosquitoes. Australia is to become the testing ground for a novel strategy.
High Indigenous mortality rates mean Indigenous children may observe the death of relatives and experience grieving more often than the general population.
If you’re an Australian teenager or young adult diagnosed with cancer, there’s good news: overall survival rates are good and getting better. But what can you expect from life after cancer treatment?
Teenage rats that drank sugary beverages were less able than adult rats who drank the same to remember a specific location leading to an escape hatch.
Eradicating TB won't happen unless the number of people who are latent carriers is tackled. A new estimate suggests it's a much bigger problem than previously thought.
Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.
All the guidelines recommend paracetamol for pain relief despite the lack of evidence for the drug's effectiveness.
Opinion in the medical establishment is sure to be divided as to whether AI helpers are a good thing or just a flashy toy.
From November 1, the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine will be available for free to people aged 70 to 79 years. So how and why do you get shingles, and who should be vaccinated?
Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
Policy moves to benefit patients are now benefiting business.
Fear of perineal tearing is common as women prepare for childbirth. A simple warm pack can ease pain, prevent physical trauma and aid in recovery after your baby is born.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
The modern lifestyle, particularly diet and hygiene changes, have altered our relationship with our microbes. But can we restore it?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is common. It's painful, disabling and needs attention before it is too far gone.
We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Shadow minister for health and medicare Catherine King said under this government, average out-of-pocket costs for GP visits are up by almost 20%. Is that true?