Naloxone is used as an "antidote" for opioid overdose which includes heroin, and opioid pain medicines such as morphine, fentanyl and codeine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Some think labelling it a disease is a helpful way to think about addiction; others think this makes the addict helpless in their fight against addiction. Two academics debate both sides of the coin.
Recent reports claiming we need to do five times more exercise than we previously thought are incorrect. Current physical activity guidelines are enough to achieve health benefits.
Some of the headlines are alarming but pregnant women and their doctors should not change their current use of paracetamol on the basis of this paper.
Most of the skin lumps we develop will be benign. Here are some of the most common, and how to tell them apart.
The term APD describes several disorders that result in a breakdown in the listening process. It is most common in primary school, affecting more than 5% of children.
Babies cry. A lot. But when does crying become colic, and what can we do about it?
Teriparatide is an injectable drug to treat severe osteoporosis, a condition where mineral loss causes the bones to become brittle and to fracture easily.
A study claiming "only half your friends like you" made headlines last week. But the data support a humbler, and perhaps happier, story.
An individual's weight is a complex and sensitive issue, which may be related to many factors that are not only medical but social, environmental and emotional.