You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
We're likely to see more 'fever clinics' opening as coronavirus transmission takes hold in the community. But what are they? And do you need a fever to attend one?
A rare disease is one that affects less that five in 10,000 people. There are about 7,000 known rare diseases.
One in 20 patients referred to a cancer specialist by their GP don't turn up.
As teachers attempt to meet the diverse educational, mental health, and behavioural needs of their students, they face high rates of burnout.
Providing teachers with training in crisis intervention is one short-term strategy to help them meet the increasingly complex needs of students.
We need to change diagnosis of ovarian cancer from late stage to early - scientists make steps
Some people feel so disconnected, they don’t even recognise themselves in the mirror.
Dissociation occurs when a person experiences being disconnected from their memories, feelings, actions, thoughts, body and even their identity. And one in ten might be affected.
No wonder you feel so bad. Coughing can be physically exhausting. But it’s your body’s way of getting rid of irritants or extra mucus.
Dry, moist, productive, hacking, chesty, whooping, barking, throaty. Which type of cough do you have and why?
One in ten cannabis users are dependent on the drug, according to some estimates.
Changes in bowel habits occur up to 20 years before the onset of Parkinson's.
Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Colonoscopies are on the rise in Australia.
A colonoscopy is usually done to diagnose bowel cancer. It is an invasive procedure with risks such as bowel perforation. It's important to only have the test if you're likely to benefit.
A microscopy image of
Aspergillus fumigatus fungus, one of the biggest killers of patients with weak immune systems.
Mark Stappers/Kevin Mackenzie
Fungi perform a vital role in the biological cycle, but pose an increasing danger to human health – invasive fungal infections kill three times more people than malaria.
Many autistic women may be missing out on a diagnosis, new study reveals.
Creased earlobes, loose teeth and clubbed finger nails – some of the less obvious signs of heart disease.
Only 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work.
Cassava leaves at a market in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
Scientists have made advances in developing a new type of blood test to detect eight of the most common cancers.
For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.
Early intervention is key to treating autism, but how is a family to know which quirky childhood behaviours might be symptoms? An educational psychologist explains.
Images are so useful in medical diagnosis - but there are legal and ethical concerns about how they’re used.
Has your doctor ever taken a photo of your medical condition? It's really useful to aid diagnosis, but we still don't have the right legislation to ensure legal and ethical protections.