For decades, doctors have been prescribing low-dose aspirin for healthy people over the age of 70.
Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn't delay the onset of disability in healthy older people. Nor does it prevent heart attack or stroke in those who hadn't experienced either condition before.
Knee arthroscopy requires admission to hospital and an anaesthetic. It carries some risk of harm such as infection or further damage in the joint.
Doctors tend to overestimate how good their treatments are and underestimate the harms that come from them. But many studies have shown knee arthroscopy to no more effective than fake surgery.
The horrific incarceration of European Jews during WWII should never be forgotten, particularly when we need to solve contemporary genocide and forced migration issues.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
A Victorian parliamentary committee has recommended that all serious police misconduct be investigated by a new independent police misconduct and corruption division within the IBAC.
A complaints system in which police investigate themselves is hardly likely to instil confidence in communities where police are regarded as the problem rather than the solution.
Egyptian-born Australian musician, Joseph Tawadros.
African Australians contribute to all major musical genres - from dance to hip hop and beyond.
There is stigma surrounding emotional disorders, which prevents people from seeking help. And most people often don’t know that they or their friends or family have depressive symptoms.
Counsellors in schools and general practitioners and nurses should be equipped with tools to detect symptoms of mental health problems.
Ada stigma seputar gangguan emosi, yang mencegah orang mencari bantuan. Dan kebanyakan orang sering tidak tahu bahwa mereka, teman-teman atau keluarga mereka memiliki gejala depresi.
Guru bimbingan di sekolah, dokter umum, dan perawat dapat menggunakan kuesioner khusus untuk mendeteksi gejala masalah kesehatan mental pada remaja.
The code that could see you a winner in McDonald’s Monopoly competition.
With some big prizes are on offer in the latest competition from the fast food giant, best to see what the numbers say.
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.
Warren Clarke, Richard Harrington, Ruby Bentall, Aidan Turner, and Kyle Soller in Poldark.
The next time you watch a duel on television or in a film, it might be worth recalling the history and meaning of this very serious rite of honour.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg unveils the national accounts on Wednesday.
We are doing well, but our economic report card is mixed.
Australia’s energy emissions fell slightly due to renewable energy, but it’s not enough.
Australia is falling behind on its Paris targets, but we have many options for improvement.
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia is a compilation of 52 essays from First Nations authors, some of whom have never been published before.
Author Anita Heiss speaks with Professor Jacinta Elston about her new anthology of essays from First Nations writers spanning the breadth of Australian society.
Surveys show young Australians want information about sexuality and gender diversity.
Just as Prime Minister Morrison does not want others to impose their values on his kids, he should not impose his on others by limiting sex and sexuality education to what he deems acceptable.
A sign of a drier, hotter planet? Australia is nowhere near meeting even the modest target of a 26% emissions reduction by 2030.
To achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Australia needs to put more emphasis on addressing critical, long-term issues like inequality and climate change.
Smaller portions reduce food waste and waistlines.
Two of the world's problems – obesity and waste – can be reduced together.
Tony Abbott is now the prime minister’s Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, while Barnaby Joyce is Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Recovery.
While there is no evidence that Abbott and Joyce have accepted a salary for their special envoy roles, an offer of payment, if there was one, could cause them problems.
Luckily, monitoring systems at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano allowed some warning before fissures opened up in 2018.
United States Geological Survey/AAP
Melbourne lies at the eastern end of a volcanic province, but when's it going to blow? Understanding the geology of Melbourne and comparing it to Hawaii is really helpful in calculating risk.
Former NSW minister Ian Macdonald (left) and union boss John Maitland are just two of the prominent figures who have been swept up in anti-corruption investigations at the state level.
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison may turn to Robert Menzies’ lessons on how to rebuild a party.
Their longest serving leader built the modern Liberal Party after its predecessor collapsed in 1941– but it took him eight years and defeat in two elections.