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.
Walking has a variety of health benefits.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
Women aged in their 20s are more likely to have an abortion than women in their 30s.
Women of all walks of life have abortions: married, single, child-free, and mothers. New research shows what's happening in their life when they do.
People may unknowingly bring measles back from other countries, including Europe.
We've had the measles vaccine in Australia since 1968, but a two-dose program was only introduced in 1992. And if you haven't had the second dose, you're at risk of contracting measles.
Some people have an emotional reaction to many of their possessions, making it a challenge to get rid of anything.
While the KonMari method will help many people declutter their houses and reassess what they really need, for people with clinical hoarding disorder the process is much more complicated.
Exercising during pregnancy is fine, so long as it’s not a tough new regime.
Five out of five experts agree running during pregnancy is OK.
Australians are safer too if temporary visitors can access HIV prevention.
Eradicating a virus from the community requires everyone to have access to prevention, as is the case with tuberculosis. So why not HIV?
Our cultural discomfort with discussing any sort of loss means women are often met with a wall of silence.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
If overnight temperatures are due to fall below your inside temperature, open the house as much as possible from late afternoon.
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An ice cream on a summer’s day may hit the spot, but it won’t help you beat the heat.
While most of us agree ice cream and cold beverages are refreshing summer treats, do they actually help cool us down?
Tennis Australia recommends suspending play when the “wet bulb globe temperature”, which accounts for sun, air temperature and humidity, exceeds 34°C.
It seems obvious that a game should be suspended if it's too hot to play, but it's not as easy as implementing a maximum temperature.
If you don’t have a motorbike license back home, your insurance might not cover you if you have an accident abroad.
Just 82% of young Australians have insurance when they travel overseas. But even if you have insurance, you might not be covered for everything.
Antibiotics are only useful for treating infections caused by bacteria, not viruses or fungi.
It's hard to predict how long it will take to feel better after you start taking antibiotics. But if you start feeling worse one to two days after starting the therapy, you must see your doctor.
Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.