Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
Although there is a move towards decriminalising abortion in Australian states, there is a long way to go before abortion is treated like other medical procedures under the law.
Screen time – by way of watching television or using computers, mobile phones and other electronic mobile devices – may be having a large and negative impact on children’s sleep.
Naloxone is used as an "antidote" for opioid overdose which includes heroin, and opioid pain medicines such as morphine, fentanyl and codeine.
Not only are our drug policies not working, we're falling behind the rest of the world and what evidence says is best to ensure we have fewer deaths from illicit drugs.
Until we safeguard every child from all forms of violence, opposition to genital cutting will not be an Australian value.
Have you noticed your thinking ability drops during winter and spring? A new study of healthy adults and dementia patients found cognitive function declines in the colder months.
All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.
New research that more isn't better when it comes to chemotherapy mirrors the evolution of surgery approaches to breast cancer that, a few decades ago, were far more radical than now.
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing global health threat. These five recent examples show us how dangerous it can be.
As we get older, there are many reasons our muscles might feel stiff. The most important thing is to keep moving.
Blood is perhaps the most important window through which we can peer into a person's health or illness.
There's a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge plays an important role in keeping the vagina healthy.
New research assessing young people in WA detention found 89% were severely impaired in at least one area of brain function. One in three had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).