The interdependency between humans, animals and the environment is becoming more pronounced. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach to health problems.
The Trump administration's budget for healthcare proposes significant cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Michelle Grattan on the week in politics, including the travel ban, the royal commission into the bushfires, and labor's stance on a compulsory superannuation guarantee and zero emissions by 2050.
For any physical inconvenience or emotional distress caused by a tour operator, there is a legal precedent for claiming compensation. But, as with all contracts, you need to read the fine print.
Scientists are pursuing several different avenues to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, but the process could take years.
Viruses are basically parasites and, as such, can wreak havoc -- but not always. Viruses are within you right now. Viruses cause the most damage when they jump from a familiar host to a new host.
The government today issued a statement extending the travel ban for non-Australian's from China, and in doing so extended a priority on health and well-being over economy.
Quarantine measures on the Diamond Princess cruise ship weren't effective, suggests new data. So Australian passengers without symptoms are going into quarantine again.
The University of Sydney took in about A$750 million from international students in 2017. Two-thirds of that – about $500 million – came from international students from China.
US researchers have revealed the molecular 'key' that allows the 2019-nCoV virus to gain access to our cells. And they found it is many times more tenacious than the previous SARS virus.
China's leader is facing one of the greatest challenges of his presidency. But the extent of China’s controls almost rule out monumental change – or Xi taking accountability for his mistakes.
China needs to tell the world what is going on in its detention camps in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Understanding the many factors that may play a role in spillover of pathogens from bats to humans requires systematic surveillance of bat populations.
While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history shows that doing so can have serious consequences for the people that live there.
The current outbreak of COVID-19 underscores the need to study urban growth to understand the spread and control of future epidemics.
Thousands of Chinese producers are at risk of going bust as a result of the outbreak.
Sensationalist media coverage of the novel coronavirus risks spreading fear rather than keeping the public informed.
Michelle Grattan talks with Deputy Vice Chancellor Geoff Crisp about the week in politics, including the "sports rorts" affair, the future of Michael McCormack and the corona virus travel ban.
Researchers around the world are working together to control the coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19. This is what's behind the global effort to develop a vaccine.
There's no evidence the new coronavirus is airborne. It appears to spread by larger droplets, direct contact and contaminated surfaces or objects.