Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
A new study examines the benefits of cramming all of your weekly exercise in at the weekend.
Adults who participate in a high overall level of sports and exercise are at 34% lower risk of death than those who never or rarely engage in such activities.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Opiates have emerged as a significant threat to public health in the UK.
Stand-up comedians die two to three years younger than comedic and dramatic actors. And the funnier they are judged to be, the greater their risk of dying.
Climate change means the number of overweight and obese people will fall by 2050, but these benefits will be massively outdone by a rise in underweight and malnourished people.
Jeremy Hunt's solution to cutting deaths in hospitals at the weekend is to increase staff levels. But is it just a fudge?
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
Science has had a crucial role in helping to meet the targets of the Millennium Development Goals. But there's much more to do.