This smoking cessation tablet has been linked to suicides, so why is it still publicly subsidised?
Doctors often overestimate the time a patient has left to live. In the case of Victoria's assisted dying bill, an optimistic prediction could deny the patient the peaceful death they deserve.
The message given to new parents is the higher the infant weight gain the better. Yet being a big baby and growing fast is a risk factor for childhood obesity.
For minor superficial complaints, microdermabrasion and skin needling aren't bad options.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
Lithium is present naturally in many water systems and was once considered an elixir. It has long been used to treat bipolar disorder, but researchers have also started exploring its role in dementia.
Have you ever wondered why some drugs are so cheap, and others so expensive? Here's why.
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 170 people. Here's what you need to know about treatment options and chances it will spread.
Cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome are serious diseases, and most couples carrying the genetic mutations for these don't know it. Should they all be tested?
While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
The NSW bill leaves significant questions unanswered, disquieting ethicists, lawyers and doctors.
Don't follow the celebs: eating the placenta has no proven benefits, and could be dangerous.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
The main arguments used by those who voted against assisted dying – including that the bill has insufficient safeguards – in Victoria's upper house, deserve further scrutiny.
The rising global prevalence of dementia, particularly in the nursing home population, means aggressive behaviours between residents will increasingly be an issue.
Be it because of concerns over big femcare, landfill, cost, toxic ingredients or toxic shock syndrome, some menstruators seek solutions outside of the Kotex box. These are those choices.
There is usually no one factor that causes breast cancer. It's likely a combination of the effects of a person's risks combined with an element of bad luck.
In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
Cold showers have been recommended to activate brown fat, but they are unlikely to yield any health benefit.
Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend.
Leukaemia used to be a death sentence. Now, the survival rate for the most common form in children is 85%. We can apply similar strategies to how we approach childhood brain cancer.
SIDS is diagnosed when no other cause of death is found, but SIDS infants do have some characteristics in common.
Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
We have lots of data about hospital safety, but it's not used to make us safer or more comfortable when we're admitted.