See your doctor if you suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly if you’ve had them for weeks or months.
Conditions affecting the stomach and bowels are common in modern humans and many are on the rise.
Dyson Heydon is facing a push to remove him as royal commissioner investigating trade union corruption.
Judges and other officials – such as tribunal members and royal commissioners – must not only be impartial, they must also appear to be impartial.
Danny Nalliah’s Rise Up Australia is one example of a far-right, ‘moralistic’ party that has sprung up in recent years.
Far-right movements and parties in Australia will continue to create interest, given their policies and method of operation. Their future longevity, however, is by no means assured.
Insulin, which is used for controlling diabetes and has been in the market for 30 years, was the first biologic.
Biologics are widely accepted as the most effective way of treating certain diseases. They have become the fastest-growing class of therapeutic compounds, with about 300 now available for human use.
‘What makes directing worthwhile are the people who you do it with.’
Jane Dempster/AAP. Bell Shakespeare's production of Tartuffe, 2014.
'Theatre directors come in two kinds: "star" and "of use". I'm in the latter category, which means that, for any given play, there are at least three or four other directors who could do it equally well.'
The immune system protects us from the constant onslaught of viruses, bacteria and other types of pathogens we encounter throughout life. But it can sometimes misbehave.
Keeping an eye on who’s gone missing.
Empty classroom via wavebreakmedia/www.shutterstock.com
There is no consistent system for recording and reporting children who are removed from school registers.
Breaking down the colours in the star light can reveal more about what you are looking at.
Flickr/Indigo Skies Photography
Astronomers can tell a whole lot more about a star or a galaxy if they break up the visible light in a rainbow of colours.
Creutzfeld-Jacob disease occurs in about one to two in every million people each year, most often in late middle-age.
News that a Sydney man has contracted Creutzfeld-Jacob disease serves to highlight that we still don't know how to prevent a disease that most often goes unreported, and unremarked on.
A bad business.
Brazil is being rocked by a graft scandal of titanic proportions. Could it bring down Dilma Rousseff?
The government’s bill introduces three means for revoking a dual national’s Australian citizenship under amendments to the Australian Citizenship Act.
Should the bill be enacted in its current form, Australian citizenship will be able to be stripped from dual nationals by bureaucratic determination for conduct that is defined with reference to the criminal law.
Under certain conditions, war may be morally permissible, or even necessary.
EPA/Said Yusuf Warsame
Political leaders frequently invoke Just War Theory to ground their explanations of why they are waging war against another state and how they plan to do so. What are the key components of this moral position?
Debate over potential pollutants calls for better tools to measure air quality.
Health effects from contamination on planes is controversial, not least because we don't measure on-board air quality during 'fume events'.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will have the sole power to strip dual nationals of their Australia citizenship if they are believed to be involved in terrorist activities.
Simply having judicial review for the contentious power to strip citizenship from dual nationals suspected of involvement with terrorism – without independent merits review – is far from reasonable.
Running the world's largest particle accelerator requires a lot of energy, but it could reveal the secrets of the universe.
Bill Shorten has introduced a bill into parliament to amend the Marriage Act and allow same-sex marriage in Australia.
The legislative reform required to allow same-sex marriage is not complicated. There is relative consensus as to how this can be achieved.
A man undergoes “xenodiagnosis” for Chagas disease in the Argentine province of Corrientes. In this procedure, uninfected triatomine bugs feed on the blood of patients. Later examination of these insects may reveal parasites acquired from infected blood.
This parasitic infection is endemic in Central and South America, and can lead to serious health complications. Though rare in the US, incidence is starting to increase.
What is an H-index and how is it calculated?
A previously obscure scholarly metric has became an item of heated public debate, thanks to Bjorn Lomborg. So what is an H-index and how is it calculated?
‘A smiley face? Seriously?’
Counting tens of thousands of paper votes is no small task. How does the UK get it done?
On the job.
MPs' responsibilities and freedoms have shifted a lot in recent years – and their job has only gotten more complex.