Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.
There are many good private alcohol and drug treatment providers, but lack of regulation means some unethical practices are being uncovered. Here's what you should know about treatment.
Without public pressure, politicians won't make improving conditions in prisons a priority.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.
Private patients who stay in hospital for costly rehab after major knee surgery recover just as fast as people who go home and have physiotherapy. So, why pay more?
The privatisation of the probation service is failing both offenders and victims.
The ancient Greeks knew the medical benefits of electrical stimulation. Now researchers are trying it for people who are too ill to get physically active.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
Devices created for service members and veterans also help civilian children, elderly people and young adults maximize their mobility.
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
Portugal won the war on drugs by giving up. What lessons can South Africa learn from their approach?
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
Ice increases the risks of psychosis, violence and impulsivity, and decreases emotional control. So what can families really do?
The Paralympic Games started off as a way to motivate and rehabilitate returned servicemen and women after the second world war, and has evolved tremendously since then.
Innovative design could be key to improving prisoners' chances of rehabilitation and reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
The reason why some of us can't help but to dance, and others can't hold a beat, might lie in the brain.
The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. But will they replace human specialists?
Without the ability to rewire itself, the brain wouldn't be able to grow or recover from injury.
As part of a strategy to eliminate violence against women, a new ad uses a series of photographs depicting young men who have assaulted their girlfriends.