Most people assume heart disease is a lifestyle illness that only affects adults.
Children can have heart disease too, and many are born with it.
Although it may appear you're “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
Recently announced changes to private health insurance reinforce the primacy of hospitals for mental health issues. This is despite many inquiries recommending better community mental-health care.
The government's latest changes to private health insurance won't affect the cost of premiums.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
The "love hormone" system starts to develop in the womb and is important in helping us deal with stress.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
There are two schools of thought to explain people's height phobias: evolutionary and behavioural.
Whether a 10% discount is enough to increase health insurance take-up by young people, many of whom are in precarious employment arrangements or unemployed, is a question for the marketeers.
Children with glue ear constantly struggle to hear at school, which may leave them frustrated, disengaged and unlikely to reach their full potential.
A reader wants to know why our noses run just because it's cold.
Wine has long been known for its disinfecting and cleansing properties. So can it kill flu and other bugs? And what about other types of alcohol?
There is no clear-cut definition of what mindfulness actually is. This has potentially serious implications.
Only around 10% of new drugs in development make it onto the market. A drug needs to go through animal trials, and then four phases of human trials to be deemed suitable for use in patients.
A randomised controlled trial is the best way to compare a new treatment with the standard treatment. And randomising trial participants is a core feature of the experiment.
This week’s ABC Four Corners episode investigated contamination at defence force sites and surrounding aquifers with chemicals called perfluoroalkyl acids or PFAAs. Around 18 sites are reported to be affected…
If a child is old enough to ask about suicide, then they're probably old enough for a discussion about it.
The debate about the nature of early trauma memories and their recovery isn't new.
"Nangs" are cheap, legal and easy to get - but like most drugs, they are also highly dangerous.
Study results examining the effect of antioxidants on sperm health are mixed.
A recent study found a coaching program is effective in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue. So was the study robust?
People generally assume all heart-related death is due to heart attack. But there are differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and heart failure – and none are synonymous with death.
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here's how you can improve the gains from your training.
Dissociative identity disorder - previously known as multiple personality disorder - occurs when a child's development is disrupted by trauma, preventing them forming a strong sense of self.
The Victorian law provides if a child has made a valid advance directive including instructions to refuse a particular medical treatment, a health practitioner must not provide that treatment.
We're being 'nudged' to make good health choices every day. But who decides what's best? And what happens when we don't agree?
One person with a given diagnosis can be entirely different, symptomatically speaking, from another with the same diagnosis.