Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
Fear of perineal tearing is common as women prepare for childbirth. A simple warm pack can ease pain, prevent physical trauma and aid in recovery after your baby is born.
In the absence of any more sophisticated options, drug consumers are resorting to drug testing kits they can access themselves.
The effects of unaffordable housing cascade into other areas of life, in particular, affecting mental health.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
The modern lifestyle, particularly diet and hygiene changes, have altered our relationship with our microbes. But can we restore it?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is common. It's painful, disabling and needs attention before it is too far gone.
We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.
Fingolimod is a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease. It is an immunomodulator, which means it works by suppressing the immune system.
Shadow minister for health and medicare Catherine King said under this government, average out-of-pocket costs for GP visits are up by almost 20%. Is that true?
A new study has advanced the use of a technique known as 'CRISPR' to treat a common inherited form of anaemia.
Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely rare medical condition where hairs the person has eaten become tangled and trapped in their stomach.
The Victorian government should follow the UK's example and provide performance data about individual clinicians to help avoid tragedies such as deaths of babies at Bacchus Marsh Hospital.
Recent headlines proclaimed an Australian-developed pill might be able to help those with coeliac disease eat wheat without becoming ill. But the fine print says it's no treatment or cure.
Our internal body clock is set via a combination of biology (nature), light exposure and social scheduling (nurture).
Women are told it's important to self-check their breasts. But is this true?
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Testing some genes for Alzheimer's disease, coeliac disease and folate conversion does not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope amongst patients.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
Most of us learn to tie our shoelaces, dress ourselves and eat with cutlery with relative ease. But for children with dyspraxia, these tasks are incredibly difficult to master.
Our study published this week shows a new method to induce and measure visual hallucinations in anyone at any time.
The particular makeup of a newborn’s gut microbes is important as it has been shown to affect their risk of developing certain diseases later in childhood and adulthood.
What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
We need better surveillance systems to detect epidemics early. But while social media has been flagged as a potential solution, we're not quite there yet.
For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we've been doing.