There’s a big difference between carbohydrates in wholegrains and lollies.
During pregnancy women get bombarded with food and nutrition information. Eat this, don’t eat that! It gets very confusing. Recent debates about the role of carbohydrates have cranked the confusion up…
The highest-profile Australian currently imprisoned overseas, Cassie Sainsbury, is detained in Colombia on drug charges. She was arrested at Bogota airport in April with 5.8kg of cocaine in her suitcase…
In the 1950s, Australia was actively involved in the space industry via collaboration with other space players, including the UK.
Australia could benefit from more jobs and exports if it boosted its space industry.
A Vietnamese man attempts to shelter from Typhoon Doksuri’s rain.
Vietnam has been hit by its fiercest storm in a decade, bringing home the reality of the risks faced by many poor and vulnerable people in flood-prone regions around the world.
Ketogenic diets involve eating mostly fats.
Is a ketogenic diet effective for weight loss? The answer depends on whether it achieves a reduction in total kilojoule intake or not. What is a ketogenic diet? A classical ketogenic diet follows a strict…
Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution.
Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
Same-sex marriage is no longer a revolutionary idea or even a novelty. Liberal-minded voters and realistic conservatives alike should see that its time has come.
A safe injecting facility is a priority for Melbourne, but more can be done Australia wide.
The parliamentary inquiry into establishing an injecting room in Victoria has failed to make any recommendations. This is despite finding drug use is at crisis levels in the area.
Is this actually a possible future?
The release of TV program The Handmaid's Tale and a study on male sperm numbers have left some worried about the future of human fertility.
“Slow” movements promote concepts of mindfulness and a consideration of process as well as outcomes.
Pressure on schools to make rapid improvements discourages deeper thinking about long-term solutions. Education can learn a lot from "slow" movements.
Here’s the evidence on ketogenic diets.
Ketogenic diets are back in the news with claims they are a “cure-all”. Research shows that in epilepsy not controlled by current treatment, around 50% of children and adults following ketogenic diets…
What’s more important to examine is whether the fat and carbs come from fruits and vegetables or doughnuts and candy.
Arguing about whether carbohydrates or fats are better misses the main point. To improve global health we need reduce intakes of ultra-processed foods and eat more minimally processed foods.
Residents of Muong La, Son La, are left to pick up the pieces after this latest disaster.
Le Trieu Duong
Disasters may have 'natural' triggers but why are ethic minorities forced to live under harsh conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to catastrophes?
Are you a food label reader too?
Processed foods often contain additives with intimidating chemical names or numbers. But many of these are derived from or based on chemicals that are found in nature.
Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland: in one episode, she stops taking her medication in order to solve the puzzle of who is attempting to kill her.
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A spate of recent TV shows feature protagonists whose mental health condition gives them special skills. But these are often accessed by rejecting medication.
The decision reveals the striking breadth of the government’s power to deal with asylum seekers and refugees in ways that directly contravene international law.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
You can barely see this construction worker for dust. His lack of protective face mask puts him at risk of silicosis and other lung diseases.
We're seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.
What is the point of international co-operation in matters of shared concern? According to the UN Charter, its founding member nations were determined to achieve overarching societal progress based on…
Some people taking these drugs can see their cancer completely disappear – there’s nothing left to see on their x-rays.
Imagine being able to offer hope to people with cancers once thought untreatable. Checkpoint immune drugs like Opdivo and Keytruda lead this new era in treatment. But they don't work for everyone.
Bites from brown snakes like this one were the most common, followed by
tiger snakes, then red-bellied black snakes.
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Don't hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.