One is more effective, but only if you’re sure you haven’t ovulated. And let’s face it, who is?
Until 2015 the “morning after pill” Postinor was the only oral emergency contraception available in Australia. A new option, EllaOne, is available. How are they different, and which should you choose?
Young people whose parents have cancer report levels of psychological distress that are three to six times higher than others their age.
Running causes new brain cells to grow. But why does this happen? What is the evolutionary advantage?
Has the Coalition invested an average of $5 billion per year more than Labor into Medicare?
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
Labor's shadow health minister Catherine King, said that the government has "cut bulk-billing payments for pathology and diagnostic imaging to make patients pay more". Is that right?
Most risky drinking happens at home, so policies need to focus on the price of alcohol sold off-premises rather than lockout and other venue-based laws.
We found one third of patients near the end of their life received non-beneficial treatments in hospitals around the world. These included initiating chemotherapy and providing emergency surgery.
Kids normally need a lot of extra nutrition during their adolescent growth spurt, and you might expect the appetite-suppressing effect of caffeine to result in poorer dietary intake and reduced growth.
Results of a new audit tell a tale that is, sadly, all-too-familiar across the Top End of Australia.
Mosquito bites may make you more than itchy. New research suggests the itchier the bite, the more likely a mosquito-borne virus may make you sick.
Health is always a key factor in deciding which way to vote. So what have the major parties promised in health? And what could these changes mean for consumers?
An important new study in the United States has found doctors who receive just one cheap meal from a drug company tend to prescribe a lot more of that company's products.
The greater threats to our national public health system lie in the increasing role of consumer co-payments and the power of vested interests that stifle policy innovation in health.
About 8% of the population is unable to metabolise codeine, and a small number metabolise it at a much larger extent.
Australia’s new country of origin food labelling will indicate if food is grown or made in Australia and the proportion of Australian ingredients.
When a system is as complex as that of Medicare’s, it is going to be extremely expensive to rebuild and it is not possible to simply “retrofit” an off-the-shelf product from another company.
Until recently, women with higher-than-expected testosterone levels were declared ineligible to take part in track and field athletics.
One would imagine the body would generally be supportive of weight loss. If so, why is persistent weight loss and weight maintenance so difficult?