Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It's an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR.
Legal aid cuts have made people going to court turn for help elsewhere.
Global audiences have heard of US election terms like the primaries, the conventions and the Electoral College. But the history and exact meaning of these terms remains a mystery to many.
The 2016 US presidential race has been a strange campaign in many ways, but the swing state map looks very familiar.
More than a million Australians have an untreated cataract and hundreds of cataract surgeries are performed daily, but what are they?
We've all called up IT for help and been asked to turn our machines off and on again. Here's why.
South Korean Hanjin Shipping has ships and crews stranded in ports around the world as creditors and customers wait to see if the company can be saved.
While Australians finally have some detail of the proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage, there is no guarantee that the question will be put to the people on February 11 next year.
Stories of meningococcal outbreaks tell us it's that season again. But what is meningococcal, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?
As the government hints the marriage equality plebiscite may be delayed until 2017, calls intensify for the parliament to legislate on the issue instead. So what is parliament's role here?
Three things go a long way to deciding water polo medallists.
The psychological states athletes experience – temporary, brief, subjective experiences that happen during exceptional performance – are often collectively described as “the zone”.
Freud recognised the idea of an unconscious in his work in the late 1800s. He proposed physical symptoms often express deeply repressed conflicts and thoughts.
Races at the international level are often decided by as little as 0.01 of a second.
Macular degeneration affects the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. Age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in Australia.
The gold medal-winning Australian women's rugby Sevens team is a shining example of talent transfer from other sports.
Census data have a real impact on the lives of Australians, from determining political representation through the distribution of electorates, to the allocation of government funding.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
The difference between a customs union and a free trade area – explained.
Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E are very different viruses. Hepatitis A is genetically closer to the common cold than it is to hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is closer to the virus that causes dengue fever.