When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
Turmeric is often reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer properties.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
Celebrity fitness gurus tell us to turn up the heat in the gym to see immediate results. But the science of how we use energy in our bodies shows a long-term view is the best approach.
It seems likely that the disciplinary findings and criminal convictions that come to media attention are only the tip of the iceberg of doctor-patient sexual contact.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary since the 1817 publication of Dr James Parkinson’s seminal work on what he called the "Shaking Palsy".
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
To not screen, and then deliver cosmetic procedures to people who may have body dysmorphic disorder, goes against the medical dictum "first do no harm".
The NDIS roll-out has been criticised for many glitches, but that doesn't mean the scheme is failing.
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?
The root of the black cohosh plant has a long history of use in Europe and became popular around the world after receiving German approval as a non-prescription drug for hot flushes in 2000.
Our Easter chocolate tradition is costing our waistlines, our health and our economy. So what can we do to wrestle back Easter from the chocolate industry?
Should the public be worried about the recent outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Melbourne's CBD?
People are right to be skeptical when it comes to many slippery slope arguments used by those against euthanasia. But some of them are valid and shouldn't be dismissed as 'bullshit'.
Shalom House calls itself the 'strictest drug rehabilitation centre in the country' but evidence of its so-called success is anecdotal at best.
Regular caffeine intake makes us tolerant to the effect on irregular users of wanting to go to the toilet.
As we head towards flu season, many people are wondering if it's worth getting vaccinated against influenza and if so, when. Here's what you need to know.
Scientists invented chemical weapons; some are now working to destroy them. New biomolecular design techniques let researchers design proteins that can destroy nerve agents in bodies.
A study found parents who were less distressed were more able to support their child during a medical procedure, and this increased the child's ability to cope and decreased child distress and pain.
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. But there are simple things you can do, or be aware of, to make your next check up more comfortable.