It’s like putting the fox in charge of the hen house – food advertisers can make and break the rules as they like.
Used properly and consistently, condoms are the most effective, affordable, and low-tech way to prevent HIV. But unfortunately, condoms are not an easy option for everyone – particularly women.
When you buy commercially baked goods such as pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits, there's a good likelihood they'll contain one of the nastier types of fatty acids: trans fats.
"Psychosocial" factors such as education levels affect how much pain you will experience.
A bill that would release the 112 children currently in immigration detention in Australia will soon go before the House of Representatives. So what should MPs consider when casting their votes?
The Senate inquiry into violence against people with disability shows the root cause of violence, neglect and abuse of people with disability begins with the de-valuing of their lives.
Chronic diseases are responsible for nine out of ten deaths in Australia, and for much of the public health expenditure that's causing governments so much concern.
The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doubles the risk of breast cancer in menopausal women. But that doesn't mean it has no place in alleviating moderate to severe symptoms of menopause.
The reforms announced today have the potential to change this appalling situation. But ultimately they should be judged on the outcomes they achieve for patients.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
The rate of risky drinking among young people is decreasing, while risky drinking among older adults is increasing.
A significant decider of why some manage with chronic pain and some are disabled is the way their partners respond to them.
As well as being a favourite seasonal fruit, a bioactive compound found in cherries is showing promising effects for brain health.
Would politicians have the courage to stand up to backlash if people with disability use their care money to pay for overseas holidays, sex workers, internet dating, or tickets to sporting events?
While 32 is an arbitrary number, chewing your food for longer could actually aid weight loss.
Pain management is one of the most neglected aspects of health care; our failure to adequately address chronic pain is a major driver of its economic and social burden.
All insurers would have to provide a comprehensive set of health services to its customer, covering all aspects of their health care.
The numbers listed on your packaged foods replace the chemical or common name of food additives. These are used to enhance the colour, flavour, texture or prevent them from spoiling.
Dying of a broken heart is more than a myth. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken Heart Syndrome, was first recognised by Japanese researchers over 20 years ago.
Charlie Sheen’s recent announcement that he has HIV has raised concerns about whether he may have transmitted the infection to other people.
Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour.
That Charlie Sheen would have to pay millions of dollars to keep his HIV status private is indicative of the level of stigma still attached to it.
Pharmaceutical companies can use prescription medication ads to mislead an unwitting public for the sake of profits. While Australia prohibits such ads, the laws don't go far enough.
Men and women have to exercise different amounts to get the same stroke-preventing benefits.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.