Three times as many Australians have been diagnosed with influenza in the first three months of 2019, compared to previous years. Public health experts are urging people to protect themselves with vaccinations.
Presenting evidence that just five nights of bad sleep can cause dramatic changes in your health — including a drop in testosterone levels in young men — an inquiry recommends that sleep be treated with the same national importance as nutrition and exercise.
There are already bans in place in several countries after concerns linking a brand of implant and a rare type of lymphoma and doctors in Australia say they would back the Therapeutic Goods Administration if it decides to implement similar rules.
Although NASA has postponed the first ever all-female spacewalk, this milestone is an inevitability — and research shows some surprising differences in the way male and female bodies adapt to spaceflight.
A man in Taiwan has partially recovered vision in one eye after his iris had "detached", "deformed" and started "sagging" after an elastic cord he used to attach items to his motorbike whipped off and struck him in the eye.
The woman visits hospital with a stinging pain in her left eye hours after a gust of wind blew what she thought was dust into her face. It turns out they were sweat bees which are known to be attracted to perspiration.
The sons of an elderly woman who was sexually assaulted in her nursing home are suing the aged care provider claiming it failed to protect her from a suspected predator, with an aged care expert warning that "we somehow think of older people as less than human".
Rose Marie Bentley was an avid swimmer, raised five children and lived a normal life in Oregon. Neither she nor her family were aware of her unusual medical condition, which meant the placement of her organs were reversed inside her body.
Health Minister Roger Cook confirms Perth's King Edward Memorial Hospital will be moved from Subiaco to the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre in Nedlands, as part of a plan for the future of health care in WA.
A New York City health official blames anti-vaxxers for the worst measles emergency there since 1991, and while not legally able to force people to vaccinate Mayor Bill de Blasio issues an order that they do so under threat of a $US1,000 fine.
People with Disabilities Australia co-chief executive Matthew Bowden says the figures — which included over 60 sexual abuse allegations — are just a glimpse into the level of abuse within the disability sector.
Public health authorities are trying to put two and two together as they attempt to work out how pieces of a small calculator ended up in hot cross buns, which prompted a recall at an Adelaide supermarket.