Health & Medicine
Taking the pulse of general practice
A major University of Melbourne / ANZ report into general practice in Australia reveals the number of GPs is declining in real terms and their morale is falling
Persuading baby to wee on demand
A new simple method that increases the chances of successfully collecting a urine sample from an infant has been published in the BMJ.
Guiding gut nerves home
Transplanting stem cells into the bowel to replace missing gut nerves may offer a promising treatment for Hirschprung's Disease.
Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm
A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
New test to improve blood cancer treatment
A new test that measures the blood cancer DNA in patients' bloodstream is set to replace bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and offer more effective treatment
A new classification system for epilepsy will aid understanding of the still-often misunderstood condition, promising more effective treatments for patients.
Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes
Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.
Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research
Online approach works in treating knee osteoarthritis
Physiotherapy via Skype and online pain coping training is shown to be as effective in treating knee osteoarthritis, opening way for wider access.
Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health
Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.