Not all antibiotics kill all types of bacteria.
Antibiotics aren't a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Prison rates have stopped increasing for the first time in seven years. In fact, they’ve decreased by 1%.
Crime rates are down, but they were decreasing while imprisonment rates were increasing, so that doesn't really explain lower numbers in our prisons.
Bulbine lilies flowering and eucalypts resprouting after fire in the Victorian high country.
When ecosystems aren't able to repair themselves, it's up to us to intervene.
Part of the cause of short-sightedness is also in our genes.
Too much studying and staying indoors are more likely to blame for the rise in the number of children with myopia, or short-sightedness.
Our mental health benefits when nature is part of our neighbourhoods, as in this residential street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
It's well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
Walpiri Transient Camp, Katherine: Western medicine can’t be expected to work for disadvantaged Indigenous Australians unless housing and social disadvantage are also addressed.
A safe home, a working fridge and access to transport are all needed before western medicine has a chance of working in the long term. But a new way of providing care can help.
Marianne Ihlen: she remains stuck in the role of the beautiful ingénue, the part-time lover, in Nick Broomfield’s documentary.
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Nick Broomfield's latest documentary explores the romance between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen. But the film fails to confront the harder truths of the license taken by, and conceded to, creative men.
Suburban infrastructure growth has resulted in functional landscapes designed to serve the growing needs of urban peripheries.
Located at the edges of cities, suburbs have a role to play in urban resilience to disasters caused or exacerbated by climate change.
These reforms are a big win for the media industry.
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Media freedom is good, but absolute media freedom could lead to a nastier, more brutish public discourse.
The proposed defamation law reforms could see an increase in cases of everyday social media users being sued, along with companies.
Defamation law reform is on the horizon. Social media companies may be held more liable for what they publish. But this could come at the expense of everyday users.
Vibration devices have been used to treat everything from ‘hysteria’ to hair loss. So Marie Kondo’s tuning forks and crystals are nothing new.
From vibrators for 'hysteria' to vibrating belts for weightloss. How we've been fascinated with shaking ourselves to health.
The lure of suburbia clearly remains strong. To deal with sprawl, planners need to increase urban density in a way that resonates with the leafy green qualities of suburbia that residents value.
Residents of the 'leafy suburbs' will continue to fear what they might lose to increasing urban density without an explicit planning approach that enhances green space in affected neighbourhoods.
The frequency and intensity of repetitive behaviours vary between mild and severe, which is why it’s called a spectrum.
It's been 25 years since autism was redefined and the surge in diagnoses and research began. But while we've come along way in our understanding of the spectrum, advances in drug therapies has lagged.
Could Darwin one day be home to more than a million people?
The government wants more people to live in Australia's north. So we looked at three scenarios to increase the population and the results don't always look good for the north.
Melihat komposisi yang ada, tidak terlihat ada upaya serius di pengembangan sumber daya manusia, pembenahan birokrasi, dan keterwakilan perempuan.
Frances McDormand used her win at the 2018 Oscars to talk about inclusion riders: clauses stars can write into their contracts to improve screen diversity. But are they legal in Australia?
Inclusion riders can improve employment for women and minorities on film sets by calling for quotas. New research suggests this form of discrimination could be legal in Australia.
To make a more accurate comparison of the real purchasing power of a country’s military spending, we need to factor in differences in labour and operational costs between countries.
China’s military budget is usually thought to be about 40% of that of the US. In reality it's about 75%.
Informal settlments line a plastic-choked river in Manila, Philippines.
Plastic waste is flowing into our oceans at ever increasing rates. Only a global, industry-led solution can turn off the tap.
Donald Trump has rolled out the red carpet for Scott Morrison in the US as part of a charm offensive aimed at shoring up the Australia-US alliance.
Just because Australia has a strong relationship with the US doesn't mean we should take a similarly aggressive stance with China and Iran.
Botany defines milk as a kind of juice or sap, usually white in colour, found in certain plants. Plant-based liquids have been called milk for centuries.
Margarine makers once had to colour their product pink. Calls to restrict the use of the word milk are similarly protectionist.