One professor explains how war in Iran led her to a career in biomedical engineering - a rapidly growing field that offers students exciting opportunities to serve humanity.
If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
People’s minds can be fooled into experiencing both pain and pain relief.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
Rather than being designed by chemists, this class of pharmaceuticals is produced by living cells. Here's where they come from and how they work.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
Just about everyone wants medical care, but some want it a lot more. We discovered a personality trait that explains why it's hard to improve health care outcomes and costs.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.
The guidelines don't go far enough to clarify what to do in the case of refusals by children.
Lettuce leaves and purgatives might ease your aching heart.
Two experts argue the case.
The well-used drug clomipramine could target tumour cells and leave normal cells healthy – if scientists could get enough evidence for it.
Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
While AI seems unstoppable, our improved understanding of human brains is levelling the playing field for now.