Gender is a an important determinant of mental health.
Gender is important in defining susceptibility and exposure to a number of mental health risks. Gender can also explain differences in mental health outcomes.
For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
Thredbo, scene of the latest attack on the Bureau of Meteorology’s methods.
AAP Image/Alison Godfrey
Three years ago The Australian newspaper launched a broadside at the Bureau of Meteorology. But when it did it again this week, it seemed to get less traction from the top echelons of government.
The leaked transcript of the phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull highlights the failure of Australia’s deal with the US to take refugees.
Transcripts of a conversation between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull reveal Australia's refugee swap deal with the US may come to nothing.
AMISOM and Somalia army soldiers after their advance on three Al-Shabaab controlled towns in the Lower Shabelle region.
AU-UN IST Photo / Tobin Jones
It's unclear exactly when Kenya's next president will begin the process of withdrawing troops from Somalia. If it's too rushed, the move might destabilise the region.
Different local or state government laws apply in different parts of the country in Australia, Germany, the US and Mexico.
Understanding laws that govern sex work can be complicated and confusing, especially because laws are not uniform globally, or even within each country.
About 39.1% of Australians typically gamble on a monthly basis: most of them buy lottery products.
Gambling has impacts on many aspects of life – including employment, income and wealth. The release of HILDA's latest survey provides more evidence to help inform decisions on gambling policy.
Without proper care, mobile phone batteries can degrade and hold less charge.
Sick of your phone dying? There are simple ways to extend the life of your phone's battery.
Earth, shot from space, as it absorbs and reflects rays of light coming from the Sun - the same white-looking rays that give our sky its colour.
Some people think the sky is blue because of sunlight reflected off the ocean and back into the sky. But that's not the real reason.
The creative economy is failing to live up to the fast-growing, young entrepreneurial image it promotes.
The notion of the creative sector driving fulfilling work as cities shed old industries has worn thin. But those creatives might be delivering value of a different kind, offering a more human future.
Our blood flows through our every organ and gives us life. So problems can have wide-ranging consequences.
An overview of the most common problems in our blood: bleeding disorders, clotting disorders and cancer.
The Mayak satellite will unfold a giant reflective pyramid that will be seen from Earth.
It promises to be one of the brightest objects in the night sky once the Mayak satellite unfolds a giant pyramid reflector. But what is it going to do?
Farms are often reliant on migrant workers and backpackers during harvest.
New research offers a picture of what it's like to work in Australia illegally. Many workers are exploited, some come knowing they have no work rights, others may be unaware they're working illegally.
Here’s cheers: Australians have developed a lot of slang phases for alcohol and drinking.
Our drinking culture has brought some colourful phrases into the Australian vernacular.
The Australian drugs regulator is overhauling the health claims made by suppliers of complementary medicines, including homeopathic therapies. And some curious options are up for discussion.
Would you trust a complementary medicine described as "vermifuge", "vulnerary" or "emmenagogue"? That's what new labelling proposes and not everyone's happy about it.
Surgery to remove early-stage prostate cancer has serious side-effects including incontinence and impotence.
Many men live with prostate cancer rather than die from it. Here's the evidence for why they shouldn't jump to surgery.
The Cambodian Children’s Trust family preservation work keeps families together.
Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
Men and women have starkly different experiences of public transport as they travel around the city.
Most women feel unsafe when using public transport. Instead of gender segregation, researchers suggest gender-sensitive design could be a better way to ensure safety for all.
Australia will need more sources of zero-emissions energy if it is to stay on track for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
A new analysis by ClimateWorks Australia says that the electricity sector needs to do far more to cut its carbon emissions than will be delivered by current policies.
Parents can use everyday tasks and routines to encourage learning maths in early childhood.
There are several ways to help children learn and be interested in maths – even the reluctant ones.