When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.
The guidelines don't go far enough to clarify what to do in the case of refusals by children.
Lettuce leaves and purgatives might ease your aching heart.
Two experts argue the case.
The well-used drug clomipramine could target tumour cells and leave normal cells healthy – if scientists could get enough evidence for it.
Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
A small study has found that pharmacists would consider re-dispensing medications returned from other patients if they were permitted to do so.
A thousand years of historical sources make it clear that migraine is more than just a headache.
Antimicrobial resistance continues to be a growing concern for our future health. Whose responsibility is it to intervene?
Analyzing electronic data from many doctors' experiences with many patients, we can move ever closer to answering the age-old question: what is truly best for each patient?
The relationship between poetry and doctoring has a strong pedigree, but it has all but dissipated. Here's why we need it back.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
Pharmacists are trained to do far more than dispensing medicine, but outdated policies keep them from taking on a greater role in patient care.