A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.
Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.
The speciality of intensive care has a responsibility to begin a discussion about the limitations of modern medicine and the inevitability of ageing and dying, writes Kenneth Hillman.
Results of a vaccination program in newborns in the Northern Territory suggest chronic hepatitis B infection could be on the way out in Australia, a Kirby Institute study has found.
Researchers are using online cognitive behavioural therapy to help people get more sleep.
A study into use of the federal government’s healthdirect telephone advice line raises questions over whether the line is the best use of finite health dollars.
Researchers are urging doctors to prioritise bone health care when considering bariatric surgery.
The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre has received a cheque for $205,810 from the Dry July campaign to help patients cope with the challenges they face after cancer treatment.
A UNSW-led soccer initiative designed to improve social cohesion for young refugees, is now part of an after-school care program.
An increase in deaths from prescription painkillers is alarming, but the problem does not arise from one simple cause and a single intervention won't offer a solution, argues Louisa Degenhardt.