Anti-inflammatory pain killers such as ibuprofen should no longer be available for sale in grocery stores, but instead restricted to pharmacies.
Will the My Health Record help people with communication difficulties share their health information across health providers?
Prescriptions of the drug pregabalin to treat sciatica have skyrocketed in recent years. But a new study shows it brings only side effects, and not relief for sufferers.
New rules offer the possibility of an inclusive Australian society that enables people with the highest disability-related support needs to have equal access to mainstream services including housing.
A new study has for first time placed a dollar value on how much it would cost the government to replace those who unofficially care for family members with mental illness.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won't make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.
Benzodiazepines are used by many people despite their associated risks and harms.
Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life.
While we've been trying to minimise sugar and fat intake, it seems we’ve been overlooking one of the biggest dietary killers of all – salt.
People have long been fascinated with sleepwalkers. Is it dangerous?
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up "for their own safety", which new research says isn't usually needed.
There is little if any evidence that the frequency of sentinel events reflects the overall quality of care provided by a hospital.
Delirium is a neurological (nervous system) condition where a person becomes suddenly confused. Around one in five elderly people in hospital suffer from delirium.
Intuitively, it might seem desirable to speed up access to medicines. But this means more drugs will be approved that may subsequently prove unsafe or ineffective.
People with paranormal beliefs often experience social rejection. But for those at risk of psychosis, support is important for prevention.
Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
A push for all unvaccinated kids to be excluded from day care is coercive, punishes families and has no evidence to back it. Here's what we can do instead to boost vaccination rates.
This new study could make it seem that gluten intake is protective against developing type 2 diabetes. But there's a more likely explanation.
By excluding prisoners from the NDIS, the federal government is discriminating against prisoners with a disability in direct contravention of our international human rights obligations.