Mariah Carey recently announced she has bipolar II disorder. Most of us won’t know what that means.
Media portrayals don't help misconceptions about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. So what do these terms actually mean?
Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good and often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging. Is the occasional juice OK?
Many of the harms associated with cannabis use are to do with its illegality.
There are health risks associated with cannabis use, but there's no evidence use will increase if it's legalised.
There is a link, but there may be other reasons why people with heart failure drink less coffee.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
Antibiotic resistance is not new but recent developments increase the urgency for action.
Superbugs used to pose the greatest risk to people with compromised immune systems and those who had surgery. But their sexual transmission means antibiotic resistance can spread much more widely.
Immunotherapy works by increasing the magnitude or quality of the patient’s own immune response.
Immunotherapy drugs work by increasing the patient's own immune response. The most successful examples of immunotherapies are drugs that act as antibodies, of which Keytruda is one.
Responsiveness to lithium – the gold standard of bipolar treatment – runs in families.
Researchers are developing gene-based tests to better predict who will respond to different types of medication, and which to avoid.
Challenging and training your brain is important to prevent dementia risk.
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Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
An exaggerated immune response during pregnancy, known as ‘maternal immune activation’, could be detrimental to the fetus.
Certain mechanisms that occur as a result of an immune response during an illness in pregnancy could impact a child's brain development. And more studies are showing a relationship between the two.
Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth.
Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.
LSD causes euphoria, increased body temperature and hallucinations where some or all of the senses are distorted.
During the 1950s and 1960s, LSD was used more for psychotherapy than recreation. Between 1950 and 1965, many were treated with LSD for alcoholism, depression, schizophrenia, autism and homosexuality.
Knismesis occurs from a light touch, like a feather touching you and can happen on the skin anywhere on the body.
People have wondered for years and scientists still don't know for sure.
Australia is within reach of achieving its pledge to end new HIV transmissions by 2020.
The HIV prevention drug Truvada (PrEP) will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from this Sunday, moving Australia closer to achieving its goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2020.
Research into their molecular components shows venoms aren’t all bad.
Many venoms contain bioactive components that are so stable to the body's enzymes and selective of their biological target that they're increasingly being used as novel research tools.