Regardless of how they are consumed, alcohol and other drugs eventually make their way into the brain via the bloodstream. Once there, they affect how messages are sent through the brain.
Common warts can be hard to treat. No wonder people turn to home remedies, like duct tape and vinegar. But do they really work?
Morning penile erections affect all males, even males in the womb and male children.
Anti-ageing cosmetics are common and many contain forms of vitamin A, but are there any risks using vitamin A on your skin during pregnancy?
It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.
It is estimated 30% of the general population have experienced moderate to severe dizziness at least once in their lifetime.
Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
Our internal body clock is set via a combination of biology (nature), light exposure and social scheduling (nurture).
Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
Allergens that trigger hay fever can also trigger asthma attacks in people with allergic asthma.
Breastfeeding mothers often receive a variety of well-intentioned advice about what and what not to eat during this period. But what does the science say?
It's important to know the recommendations on drinking to ensure we're not drinking too much for our own health and for the safety of others.
Recent diet and health surveys show the typical Australian diet is far from what is considered a healthy diet. Can vitamin and mineral supplements come to the rescue?
Are men hot-blooded, sex-driven creatures that think about sex every seven seconds? Not quite.
Can wearing earplugs often cause tinnitus, or infection, or headaches? Let's look at the facts.
It can be hard to eat a balanced diet when you are suffering from nausea and vomiting. You may only feel like oranges, hot chips, lemonade, ice blocks and pizza.
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
The most contagious phase of a cold is early in the “runny nose” phase – not later when the secretions become coloured.
With so many cough mixtures on the pharmacy shelves, it can be hard to know which product to choose. Are they effective?
They're everywhere in hospitals, travellers' backpacks and the aisles of pharmacies in winter, but do we really need to use alcohol-based hand sanitisers?