How Australia treats migrants with health conditions and disabilities is discriminatory, obscure and unfair, as the UN will hear later this month.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
If you hear about wonder drugs or ingredients that are claimed to be effective in curing all types of cancer, we must beware of their equally dangerous side effects.
The only possible solution to the crisis, socialisation, is the one that the current government will not consider.
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
A small body of research has started to explore how fitness trackers and calorie counting apps might be linked to disordered eating and exercise.
The number of people choosing to become posthumous donors in the UK has reached 25.3m but this is still considerably lower than other countries.
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
Young people are going teetotal but older generations are failing to follow in their sober footsteps.
A woman recently died from Legionnaires' disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
Some treatments for neurodegenerative diseases involve inserting wires into the brain and zapping certain brain cells with electricity. But what if you could do the same thing using sound waves?
Our research estimates how much benefit taxing sugary drinks could bring to Indonesia.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
There are benefits to society of good housing for all – health, wellbeing, savings from costs of crime and health – that are not captured in its price.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.