Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Speaking with: Dr Mark Blaskovich on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat of superbugs.
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William Isdale speaks with Mark Blaskovich about his research into antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the threat these superbugs pose to communities.
Evidence shows fat-shaming health campaigns have little effect on promoting healthy lifestyles and weight loss among fat people.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
The science is still hazy - but our abilities are clearly affected during the recovery period.
Marriage has long been tied to better health. The first study of the relationship between marriage, health and quality of life for LGBT Americans affirms the benefits of marriage – with some caveats.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
The signs of a gambling problem can be hidden from view.
Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
Under pressure to create new markets, big alcohol producers are scouring the African continent in what promises to yield negative socioeconomic consequences.
From military mapping to brain imaging, holograms are no longer relegated to your bank card.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris ... In recent months, major French cities have experienced severe pollution spikes. How is this threat to health and the environment assessed?
It's not all about the gym and your diet. The places where we live and work shape our health, too.
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?
Stop honking your horn ... and give them a hug instead.
Fainting is a common but often misunderstood occurrence, and heat can bring it on. As summer approaches, here are some things to know about fainting, as well as some ways to prevent it.
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.