We all like to think we are free agents and have huge degrees of agency. But, in reality, our health reflects the environments we live in.
Naloxone is used as an "antidote" for opioid overdose which includes heroin, and opioid pain medicines such as morphine, fentanyl and codeine.
That deafening din was millions of years in the making.
Until 2013, Australian state and territory laws allowed forcing people into psychiatric treatment if it was thought necessary to protect them from serious harm – even if they competently refused it.
Nothing could be more personal, more intimate, than how women manage their periods. Doing so effectively can only be done with quality information.
There is a potential for significant harm in Australia if we don't have adequate systems in place to monitor our drug markets and respond rapidly when specific dangers are detected.
New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult.
University's reasons for not releasing trial data are groundless.
Irrational prescriptions are a major global health problem. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold.
Counterfeit drugs and heroin laced with illicitly made fentanyl have been linked to overdoses across the country. So what can be done?
It can be hard to eat a balanced diet when you are suffering from nausea and vomiting. You may only feel like oranges, hot chips, lemonade, ice blocks and pizza.
Around 2.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 15 years and over report using speed or amphetamine in the past year. This is similar to the general population.
Put otherwise good people in an environment created by a psychopathic boss and they could end up with ethical blindness.
One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers.
Miscarriages and stillbirths are more likely to involve males. After birth, male babies are also more likely to die or suffer major illness.
Scientists are making the terrifying useful.
Reassuring your child you love and support them unconditionally is crucial for a healthy relationship.
Arthrogryposis is where a baby's joints are deformed due to a shortening (known as contractures) of the muscles from before birth.
The drug's limited effectiveness and side-effects should cause potential users to rethink their purchase.
Early studies suggest a process called advanced in-vitro maturation may be able to treat infertility without women needing to inject themselves with high doses of hormones for several weeks.
Here are the facts – and the risks.
Aleppo has 85,000 children. Dozens are injured every week, just like five-year old Omran Daqneesh whose pictures have shocked the world. Many have far worse injuries and will not survive.
Cognitive traps can steer doctors away from the right diagnosis.
At roughly twice the price, should we bother with A2 milk?
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?