While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
Extreme heat divides people from the environment and from each other. So with the rapid densification of our cities, what kind of legacies are we building for future generations?
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, a behaviourist's approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
The risks of UV radiation exposure are well-known, but some scientists are exploring lesser-known benefits of UV light.
First we feel thirsty and fatigued, and may develop a mild headache. This eventually gives way to grumpiness, and mental and physical decline.
Summer holidays are upon as, and many of us finally get to spend some lazy days by the pool. But how can you ensure this pleasant experience doesn't leave you with any nasty surprises?
Alongside the day's high and low, weather reports generally contain a UV alert for a particular time. But what does it actually mean – and what should you do about it?
As well as being a favourite seasonal fruit, a bioactive compound found in cherries is showing promising effects for brain health.
The east coast of Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease in years.
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good.
While most of us agree ice cream and cold beverages are refreshing summer treats, do they actually help cool us down?