Over 90% of Australians support the legalisation of medical use cannabis but only a handful of our 38,000 GPs are able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
More than 9 million people take a prescribed medicine daily, with 8 million taking two or more prescribed medicines a week, according to a new survey.
Healthcare organisations are creating entertaining videos on YouTube to promote hand hygiene. But how effective is this medium?
A new link between a thinning eye retina and dopamine means doctors may soon be able to diagnose Parkinson's disease with a simple eye scan.
With 50% of men in their 50s experiencing symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, health practitioners should encourage middle-aged men to have a check-up.
A new study finds that the number of women in labour requiring epidurals could be halved if treated with remifentanil instead of pethidine.
A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.
Contrary to existing perceptions, inducing healthy first-time pregnant mothers at 39 weeks reduces the risk of caesarian and pre-eclampsia.
CPE and Neisseria gonorrhoeae continue to be the most commonly reported organisms with critical resistances to antimicrobials across Australia.
In the largest study of its kind, men who wear boxer shorts have been found to have significantly better chances of conceiving than men who wear tight-fitting underwear.
A new class of medication prevents cancer from dividing and proliferating, effectively stopping it in its tracks.
In the past decade, deaths from atrial fibrillation — the major cause of stroke — have increased by 82%. New guidelines seek to counter this.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures have risen significantly, with over 75% of recipients being men.
A child's chance of surviving sepsis increases by 40% if hospitals provide a full treatment protocol within the critical 1st hour of discovery.