New diseases grab headlines. The latest influenza scare – H7N9 – has prompted much speculation about the direction the virus might take. And rightly so, as vaccines to fight new viruses can take some ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Despite efforts to reduce intervention rates during labour, vaginal births without medical intervention are becoming increasingly rare in Australia and overseas: nearly one in three women in Australian now ...
Health Apr 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Australians are increasingly drinking alcohol to get drunk but just one in five believe they drink too much.
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Despite most parents ultimately just wishing for a healthy baby, there are many cultural and social factors that can drive the desire for a baby of a particular sex.
Health Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Australian researchers have developed a new therapy to treat a common and aggressive form of breast cancer and stop the disease spreading, with a 100% success rate reported in mice.
Cancer Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Doctors should be able to provide subsidised "prescriptions" for healthy food to people in remote Aboriginal communities, says an Indigenous nutrition expert.
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Flu vaccines given to children should be more rigorously tested before before being allowed onto the market, researchers say, to prevent a repeat of the 2010 vaccine release, which caused a spate of high ...
Medications Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Put a finger on the point of your elbow. Feel inwards from there about half and inch or slightly more until you find another bony outcrop.
Other Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Australians who were exposed to high levels of lead as children may be at greater risk of committing violent and impulsive crimes two decades later, our yet-to-be-published research suggests.
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Mobile phones should be used to express and store our end-of-life medical care preferences, experts say.
Health Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
As Jane Austen probably wanted to say, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good Black Sabbath CD must be in want of a shotgun.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Showing young people computer-generated images illustrating the effects of smoking on their appearance later in life may encourage them to quit, a new study has found.
Health Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
As the weather starts to cool down and winter clothes enter rotation in our wardrobes, some peculiar combinations emerge: shorts and scarves; thongs and jackets; T-shirts and beanies. The last is often explained ...
Other Apr 09, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
The average cost to the Australian economy of each quad bike related fatality is $AUD2.3 million, according to fresh research that tallied up the cost of lost earnings, emergency services, accident investiga ...
Health Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Silvery, ductile, malleable and so very, very useful, aluminium is the most common metal in the Earth's crust. But despite its importance (or perhaps because of it), there are fears that this metal causes ...
Health Apr 01, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0