Isolated peoples’ immune systems haven’t learned how to evade bugs.
There are numerous examples of the havoc infectious diseases can play on communities that have not previously been exposed to them.
Poorer children in Australia are less likely to receive their share of Medicare funding, particularly in the first years of life.
Consuming yoghurt is associated with many health benefits. But with all the varieties of yoghurt, and added ingredients like fruits and probiotics, it can be hard to know which is best for your health.
Spoiler: there's a lot more that we don't know about what causes chronic fatigue.
Health care produces 7% of Australia's carbon emissions. And hospitals produce about half of this. Not to mention all the single-use items thrown away every day.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from 'high prestige' diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.
Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
We don't have evidence that can point us to the exact purpose of yawning. But there are several theories.
There are more than 30 different types of contraceptive pills. But brand names such as Microgynon, Levlen, Yaz and Brenda give little indication of the ingredients, dose or who should use them.
A cancer is in remission when it can no longer be detected. But we only say it's cured when it hasn't come back for a certain time – and that differs for different cancers.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
Frontotemporal dementia typically affects people under 65 and is about more than memory loss – this is what to look out for.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
The Australian government provides a safety net of subsidies for elderly Australians unable to fully fund their own care. But will the extra 14,000 home care places in the budget meet demand?
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.