Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed tougher language requirements for new citizenship applicants.
Refugees are both more likely to apply for citizenship, and twice as likely as other migrant groups to have to retake the test.
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Brew longer for more health benefits.
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?
Careful where you step … how best to treat bluebottle jellyfish stings at the beach?
If you're confused about how best to treat a jellyfish sting, you're not alone. Even the experts disagree. So, here's the best advice we have.
Almost half of people report being on diets - so you should know what works and what doesn’t.
It's time to bust some diet myths and talk about the science behind weight loss
US President Donald Trump this week signed an executive order on “energy independence”. The order rescinds key elements of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Trump’s order lifts requirements…
The UK government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday. This will serve as a formal notification of the UK’s intent to withdraw from the European Union. It will set off two years…
My Health Records were a big government investment, but they’re just not being used.
Will the My Health Record help people with communication difficulties share their health information across health providers?
There are ways to mask the taste of vegetables if you find them yucky.
Do you hate vegetables? You're not alone. About 20% of the population are "super-tasters".
Reviving an ancient tradition for a new era of contemporary witchcraft: modern Wiccans holding an event in the United States.
What does it mean to be a witch today? And what is a 'binding spell' trying to achieve?
Can’t go full-vege? You can be a bit more flexible about it by just eating LESS meat, instead of none.
A flexitarian is a vegetarian who eats small amounts of meat.
In leaving open the option of a single-state solution, Donald Trump recently broke with two decades of international diplomacy.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Robert Xie is escorted to prison at the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney.
New South Wales law provides no clear definition of the crimes that fall into the worst possible category. This leads to inconsistent and unfair sentencing.
If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year.
Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
The Great Wall, an epic US-Chinese coproduction.
Ultimately the controversy over the casting of Matt Damon as a "white saviour" in The Great Wall is baseless, as the film falls flat in other ways.
It should be easier for men to lose weight, but they’re less likely to go on diets than women.
Had to let the belt out a notch or two lately? Then it may be time to give your eating habits an overhaul. Good news - fast meals can be tasty, and healthy.
More than 4,400 claims of child sex abuse have been made against Catholic institutions in Australia.
Last week's hearing into the Catholic Church's response to child sex abuse made for grim listening, and showed there is still much reform work to be done.
There is evidence many conditions can be treated without drugs or surgery.
In many cases, the most appropriate treatment for a health condition isn't a drug. It could be a recommendation for a dietary change, a specific exercise, or even a phone app.
A Thai court has sentenced Australian man Antonio Bagnato to death for the murder and kidnapping of a Hells Angels member.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
Having a ‘balanced diet’ means you’re getting enough of all the right nutrients - not equal amounts of pizza and broccoli.
I was recently asked: "If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?" The short answer is “No!”