It’s unrealistic to expect everyone who is sexually active will take perfect preventative measures.
An increase in condomless sex in PrEP users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.
Changing to daylight saving time can impact our mood, our risk of heart attack and how much exercise we get.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, which means many of us will get an hour less sleep. But the health effects go beyond sleep – and can last two weeks or more. Here's what the research says.
Our risk of cancer is determined by a complex mix of genes, environment and lifestyle factors.
Claudia van Zyl
As we age, our DNA accumulates damage, which can increase our risk of developing
cancer. But our cells work hard to guard against cancer – new research explains how.
Research shows that hazardous drinking is an issue for older people.
Research shows that up to 40% of adults aged 50 and over are hazardous drinkers. For men in this age group this increases to almost 50%.
Helicobacter pylori normally infect the stomachs of children where they can stay forever, if undetected.
Around 15% of Australians are infected with this these bugs. Undetected, they can cause stomach ulcers and cancer.
Jarryd Roughead was successfully treated with immunotherapy for melanoma.
In a remarkably short period of time, drugs that harness the power of the immune system, have been used to successfully treat many cancers.
You can barely see this construction worker for dust. His lack of protective face mask puts him at risk of silicosis and other lung diseases.
We're seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.
Campaigns continue to have abortion decriminalised across Australia.
Although there is a move towards decriminalising abortion in Australian states, there is a long way to go before abortion is treated like other medical procedures under the law.
In Australia, cocaine is most commonly snorted.
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit substance in Australia, after marijuana.
Dr Michael Wong is telling his story to campaign for better hospital security.
Melbourne neurosurgeon Dr Michael Wong was stabbed in a hospital foyer in February, 2014. He recalls his attack with painful clarity and calls for better protection for hospital staff.
Couples thinking about kids can be screened for genes that may cause disease in their offspring.
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Most of us will be carriers of recessive genes that cause disease. If our partner carries the same gene we could pass it on to our kids. Testing exists, but what are the pros and cons?
Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around.
The unpleasant feelings of loneliness are subjective. Researchers have found they are less related to the amount of time spent alone and more related to the quality of relationships.
Checkpoint blockade and adoptive immunotherapy are two examples of the fourth and newest pillar of cancer therapy.
New treatment options for cancer have flowed from our knowledge of how cells work, including the realisation the patient’s own immune system is a powerful agent in defeating cancer.
Diabetes-Related Foot Disease is very common.
Diabetes is on the rise and one of its most common complications is Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (DFRD). DFRD is difficult to treat but simple preventive strategies do exist.