Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
Everyone loves a quiz! Here's our way to testing whether you've been paying attention to health and medicine.
Until now, Australia was the only country that required youth with gender dysphoria to seek approval from the Family Court for the second stage of hormone treatments.
Here are five articles in The Conversation's coverage leading up to the passing of Victoria's assisted dying bill.
This is the full response from lead author, Megan Grace, of the study Television Viewing Time and Inflammatory-Related Mortality published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
A record number of underage drinkers sought urgent medical attention in Western Australia last year, and young women made up the majority.
Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.
Health spent a lot of time in the spotlight in 2016. Medicare was a major issue in Australia’s federal election and numerous government reviews into health were announced and reported.
Leaving school early more than doubles your risk of heart attack, according to a new Australian study.
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
The annual surveillance report of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses in Australia has found notifications of sexually transmissible infections are on the rise in Australia.
Overweight women have a higher risk of delivering biologically older babies who are are more susceptible to age-related conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes in later life.
The Commonwealth government's "no jab, no pay" legislation is disadvantaging migrant children. Many families are having essential payments withheld despite their children being vaccinated.
Manuka honey could prevent serious urinary tract infections caused by catheters – tubes used to drain patients' bladders, new laboratory research has found.
Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
It's possible -- but rare -- for a lick from the family pup to transmit bacteria that can cause dangerous blood poisoning.
Labor wants the government to guarantee it won't fully privatise the new Australian Schools Vaccination Register.
Labor has pledged to spend $2 billion more than the Coalition on hospitals over four years and brought Bob Hawke into the election campaign.
A Labor government would restore the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule from January, at a cost of $2.4 billion over the forward estimates.
A new study has identified that pancreatic cancer is not one, but four types of cancer, and opened the door to possible new treatments.
A new study has linked childhood exposure to lead in air and the likelihood of aggressive crimes related to impulsive behaviours in later life.
The Australian Medical Association's annual Public Hospital Report Card says hospitals are facing "a growing funding crisis" – with their performance virtually stagnant.
Around 20,000 late-pregnancy stillbirths could have been avoided globally in 2015, according to research published in the Lancet medical journal today.