You don't have to finish antibiotics
You don't have to finish antibiotics

Most people believe that it’s essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice…

Groups seek to join Lecretia Seales euthanasia litigation
Groups seek to join Lecretia Seales euthanasia litigation

The Human Rights Commission and two other groups want to join a legal challenge by a terminally ill woman seeking the right…

What is your obesity 'type'?
What is your obesity 'type'?

Scientists call for a new style of bespoke treatment rather than a "one size fits all" approach to tackling the epidemic…

Jane Ussher: Is PMS icecream offensive or funny?
Jane Ussher: Is PMS icecream offensive or funny?

Is the packaging for a range of “ice-cream that understands PMS” created by a 21-year-old American graphic designer funny…

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Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes
Louise Thompson: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I am all about change and growth. People come to a life coach because they want radical change - life…

Should professions like pilots have less medical privacy?

Since it was revealed that the co-pilot who purposefully crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, killing 150 people had been treated…

Wellbeing: Hands-on healing for aches

New parents dealing with an unsettled baby will try anything to make their child content. Eleven years ago my newborn, Nina…

Chance treatment worth its weight

Hamish Bockett-Smith is about to spend 12 weeks in Singapore in an attempt to halt the steady destruction multiple sclerosis…

'Love drug' could treat mental issues
'Love drug' could treat mental issues

A hormone known as the "love drug" because of its role in bonding between mother and child - as well…

What makes knuckles crack?

Using slow-motion video, researchers were able to see what occurred inside the joint.

Peter Bromhead: Creativity and dementia

When a medical specialist asked me to draw a clock on a jotter pad, I dryly asked: would he prefer the numerals to be in…

Controversial model mum shuts down critics, welcomes healthy baby boy

A pregnant model whose sexy selfies featuring her tight abs turned her into an overnight internet sensation has given birth…

Five medical mishaps reported this year

Here are four medical botch-ups that have been reported on so far in 2015.

Sixty is the new fifty - research
Sixty is the new fifty - research

Here's something that might please those in their 50s - researchers are suggesting that 60 is the new…

Walking great exercise but be wary on streets

Walking may be the best exercise but being a pedestrian carries risk in the big city.

Cat nurse helps animals heal

Little black cat, Radamenes, is dedicated to nursing other animals back to health, comforting them as they heal at the Bydgoszcz…

Do you smell happy?

For the first time researchers have found that humans can detect whether another person is feeling joyful by their scent…

The fad for fitness apps is unhealthy

But what use, really, are increasingly popular health apps like Fitbit and Jawbone that monitor our activity levels, heart…

Pain killer also kills pleasure
Pain killer also kills pleasure

Paracetamol is an effective pain reliever but also reduces feelings of pleasure, a study suggests. The…

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