Around 30% of people who start FebFast don't make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
An ancient practice to prevent the spread of infectious disease looks likely to make a comeback in modern-day Australia. Here's the rationale behind quarantining Australians returning from Wuhan.
You open your mouth and sound comes out but what’s happening in your body?
The sound comes from our lungs and our voice box, which is at the front of the throat. Here's how it works.
Medications, being out of your routine and not getting enough exercise can all cause constipation.
One in seven Australians report symptoms of constipation, which might include hard stools, straining to poo, or having fewer than three bowel motions a week. These four things can help.
What we build in high bushfire risk areas might have to change.
While the bushfire crisis might provoke a sense of urgency to rebuild, we need to stop and properly plan where and how we construct buildings and open spaces.
Throughout history, Australian bushfires have spread smoke over our cities. But this time it’s different.
This is not the first time Australia's major cities have been shrouded in bushfire smoke. But this time, the culprits must held to account.
Un koala sauvé des flammes, le 2 novembre 2019 à Port Macquarie, ville côtière de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud.
Les incendies hors normes qui ravagent la côte Est de l’Australie menacent tout particulièrement les koalas. Comment sauver cette espèce emblématique ?
Some of the key points in the Uluru Statement mirror demands first made in the 1920s, including genuine Aboriginal self-determination and an Aboriginal board to sit under the Commonwealth government.
The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association, founded in 1924, made several demands to protect Indigenous rights, including installing an Aboriginal board to sit beneath the federal government.
There’s no way to cure a hangover, even with ‘hair of the dog’.
Most of us wake up with a hangover after a big night. But some people also wake up with awful anxiety ('hangxiety') and can't remember much of the night before because of memory blackouts. Here's why.
Policy changes have failed to stop young people dropping their private health insurance.
Young people should pay less for private health insurance. So should people who are healthy, as they're less likely to access private health care.
Over the coming months, koalas will depend on wildlife hospitals to recover from the effects of unprecedented bushfires.
Lachlan G. Howell
Unprecedented fires are devastating koalas along Australia's east coast. These sudden drops in population put the survivors at risk of inbreeding.
The World Trade Organization will be defanged but not dead. It’s in Australia’s interest to keep it alive.
The World Trade Organization will lose its teeth from midnight. We are entering a world with unenforceable rules.
Gustave Boulanger, The Slave Market, 1886.
From a young age, Neaera was trained for the life of a hetaira, or courtesan. Her tragic story comes to us only through court documents, but she deserves to be remembered.
Have real conversations with your kids about what they’re doing, and the potential consequences of their actions.
Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Emergency services haven’t been able to protect people and properties against increasingly intense bushfires.
Land-use planning should give more weight to the increasing risks of natural hazards like bushfires as the first step in reducing the impacts.
Working 9 to 5, made famous by the Dolly Parton song and movie, is increasingly a thing of the past.
New research shows Australians are working non-standard hours, and the job of scheduling a social life around them falls disproportionately to women.
If you’re a male who enjoys dairy, there’s no reason to stop having it.
A recent study reported a high consumption of dairy products was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer. But breaking down the results shows there's no reason for men to give up dairy.
Storm-damaged beachfront homes along Pittwater Road at Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney in June 2016.
A particular brand of climate denial among coastal property owners presents a conundrum for councils and governments trying to plan for sea-level rise.
Nutritionally, coconut water is OK, but it’s healthier to stick to plain water.
We asked five experts if coconut water is good for you. Four out of five experts said no.
Conventionally, women are expected to be the main providers of care.
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.