Having made a commitment to reduce spending, the federal government will have its work cut out with this year's budget, which may require revisiting policy ideas that have caused it pain in the past.
Understanding the bugs in our lungs could help treat certain diseases, including asthma.
A parish council's decision to charge parkrunners for using their parks may seem like a storm in a tea cup – but it's an important test case.
The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
Giving states the power to levy income tax won't make up for the shortfall in health and education funding and it could mean poorer states are worse off.
The assisted dying debate usually focuses on the moment of death - not those leading up to it.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Science is about more than protons, genes and neurons. Sometimes a bigger picture can help us make better decisions when it comes to public policy.
Climate change means the number of overweight and obese people will fall by 2050, but these benefits will be massively outdone by a rise in underweight and malnourished people.
So-called 'healthy towns' will address child obesity and dementia, but the real killer remains at large.
The Medical Research Council's National Survey of Health and Development turns 70 this month, and is more ambitious than ever.
A new study highlights how the condition of your kitchen may affect unhealthy snacking.
A disease which can mimic the slow march of old age is especially cruel and challenging for those in the prime of life.
There's a new Top Gear presenter in town. First tip: keep your eyes on the road ...
The science shows that it's not just how much you drink, it's what you drink it with.
When, where, why and how we eat are as important to our well being as what we eat, argues Jane Ogden
What's life like in a hostile environment that's literally out of this world?
Humans have now been living on the International Space Station for 15 years. Here's what we've learned.
Depression can have a devastating impact when you're young, so what do teenagers think about their experience?
Stark new additions to our urban landscape are usually met with moaning – but it rarely lasts.