Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
If you hear about wonder drugs or ingredients that are claimed to be effective in curing all types of cancer, we must beware of their equally dangerous side effects.
Low-dose CT scans can detect lung cancer in smokers and former smokers at an early and sometimes treatable stage. Why are so few smokers and former smokers getting them?
From cutting-edge research, to public education, journalism and even schoolkid scientists, Australia's best science was on display at the annual Eureka Prizes.
Cilia appear on nearly every cell in the body and their presence (or lack of) can drastically change our health.
We need to change diagnosis of ovarian cancer from late stage to early - scientists make steps
It seems genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.
Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.
Donated tissue samples are often used in research to help create new methods of diagnosis and treatment.
AMPK is normally a tumour suppressor. But once cancer arises, AMPK becomes a tumour promoter, enhancing the survival of cancer cells. Understanding this could help create drugs that inhibit AMPK.
Private proton centres are targeting patients who might not see the most benefit from expensive treatments.
Evolutionary quirks found in the animal kingdom protect against common diseases.
Genetic testing companies are offering tests that analyze the ends of your chromosomes – telomeres – to gauge your health and your real age. But is there scientific evidence to support such tests?
The proposed Australian ban of some types of breast implants is too little, too late. It also reveals regulatory failures that need to be fixed if Australian consumers are to be protected.
Most plant life survived the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl - and they have a lack of legs to thank for it.
Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
Researchers have just discovered a new species of bacteria that cranks out a deadly toxin. In a common arrangement in the marine environment, a slug and alga both use this toxin for their own defense.
On the whole, we're living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
Yeast isn't just important for the foods we consume. A rogue lineage of yeast species that evolves faster than any other is revealing secrets that may help illuminate the molecular causes of cancer.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.