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Offspring benefit from mum sending the right message

Researchers have uncovered a previously unforeseen interaction between the sexes which reveals that offspring survival is affected by chemical...

Smoking linked to higher risk of heart disease in teen girls

Teenage girls who smoke or take the oral contraceptive pill are at greater risk of heart disease than boys who […]

Domestic Abuse and Mental Health Problems in New Mothers

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress […]

The long walk on the road to stroke recovery

Stepping up walking practice is the only way to improve walking ability for stroke survivors, according to a new large-scale […]

Breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C

A breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C that halves treatment time has been developed in an international clinical trial that included […]

Evolution of whooping cough bacterium could reduce

The bacterium that causes whooping cough, Bordetella pertussis, has changed – most likely in response to the vaccine used to […]

Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just […]

Asbestos report highlights danger to women

Women are likely to form a significant proportion of the ‘third-wave’ of people with asbestos-related diseases, according to the findings...

Good diet boosts health but not wealth

The idea that a good diet means a healthy population with lower health costs only holds true when it comes […]

Textured breast implants pose greater risk of infection than smooth breast impl…

New research shows that breast implants with a textured surface have a significantly higher chance of developing bacterial coating (biofilm) […]

Obesity can reshape our sense of taste

As surprising as it may sound, for some people the problem of weight gain may lie right on the tip […]

Changing patterns in deadly mosquito-borne disease

Curtin University research has revealed changing infection patterns for potentially deadly Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVEV) and suggested...

Promoting the ‘exercise pill’

“Mental illness is something that many Australians will experience in their lifetime. While medications and other therapies are an...

Can ‘love hormone’ protect against addiction?

Researchers at the University of Adelaide say addictive behaviour such as drug and alcohol abuse could be associated with poor […]

2014 flu vaccine

Influenza affects up to 15% of adults and 30% of children each flu season and early indications suggest we could be facing a severe […]