Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Medics in remote Aboriginal communities will welcome a new oral treatment for highly contagious skin sores, known as impetigo. The treatment replaces painful penicillin injections for children.
Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability in Australia with many sufferers so severely disabled they cannot engage in basic everyday activities, new UNSW research has found.
Eleven people in Australia have been tested for Ebola in recent weeks, officials revealed Friday, as a nurse became the latest to return negative blood samples for the deadly virus.
An Australian woman was being assessed Thursday for Ebola after developing a fever following her return from a month working with patients of the virus in Sierra Leone, officials said.
France will introduce plain cigarette packaging in 2016, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to stub out high smoking rates in under-16s.
University of Queensland researchers are seeking solutions that could save billions of dollars by helping almost half a million Australians avoid the need for knee joint replacements.
New research suggests treatment in Australia and New Zealand for patients with sepsis is the best in the world.
Australia more than doubled its donation to the fight against Ebola in West Africa to 18 million Australian dollars ($16 million) on Thursday, but resisted demands to send personnel.
Australia needs to be proactive about potential disease outbreaks like Ebola and establish a national centre for disease control.
(AP)—Australia has ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus.
France said Thursday it would introduce plain cigarette packaging and ban electronic cigarettes in certain public places, in a bid to reduce high smoking rates among the under-16s.
A patient who was being treated as a suspected Ebola case at an Australian hospital tested negative for the disease on Tuesday, the hospital said.
A fall in condom use across the population is driving strong growth in sexually-transmitted infections, according to one of the authors of an annual surveillance report released today.
Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.