Halloween may constitute a serious public health risk to Australian children, according to an article published today in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Chikungunya is a virus transmitted to people by mosquitoes; it usually causes a non-fatal but debilitating illness.
Australian study: Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of intussusception, but benefits of vaccine outweigh risks
Both of the currently available rotavirus vaccines in Australia are associated with a small increase in the risk of intussusception in young infants, according to new research by the Institute and the National Centre for ...
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have recommended that drugs combining codeine and other pain killers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, be restricted to prescription-only following reports of misuse and fatalities.
Home renovators are putting themselves at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma in later life, according to research co-authored by a UNSW academic.
The significant trauma associated with quad bikes in Victoria has been highlighted in a University of Sydney co-authored study published in the Medical Journal of Australia today.
A case study presented by health and legal experts from the University of Melbourne and University of Tasmania revealed an example of life insurance companies discriminating due to genetic test results for ...
Pregnant women are consuming less alcohol overall but the trend to cut back has failed to carry through to high-risk drinkers, a new Australian study found Monday.
Scientists at The University of Queensland have identified a deadly threat lurking just 30 kilometres north of Queensland.
In a novel twist, Western Australia researchers have asked clinicians working in the mental health field how they want the care given to patients to be evaluated.
New research shows the wording of warning labels may lead to different perceptions of risk for the same danger.
Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest.
Women who survive cancer have more frequent, severe, and troubling hot flashes than other women with menopausal symptoms, according to a study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopa ...
High stress among Indigenous children in urban areas is linked to poorer physical health and more parental concern about behavioural issues, a new study has found.
Providing subsidised fruit and vegetable scheme to low-income Indigenous families in northern New South Wales improves children's health and significantly reduces antibiotic use, a new study has found.