Queensland childcare centres will be allowed to reject unvaccinated children from January 1 next year.

Junk mail promotes junk food – that is the finding of a new study into the health benefits of the most heavily-promoted foods in supermarket catalogues.

Australia has a new chief scientist, in a move some say will open up debate about nuclear energy.

Neuro-engineers have successfully enabled an almost entirely paralysed person to control a tablet PC with her brain.

A massive research program has identified nearly 1,500 genes associated with aging.

Researchers are using virtual-reality gear to find out where addiction comes from.

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke will not provide advice on suicide and euthanasia, after agreeing to conditions imposed by the Medical Board of Australia.

The human brain is a majestic and mysterious thing, about which we still know very little.

Hundreds of jobs will be lost at Perth's major hospitals in an attempt to contain rising costs in the government health system.

Australia now houses the world’s only research institute dedicated to dealing with broken brains.

Cancer Council SA has produced a study that it claims shows e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit their deadly habits.

Engineers in the US have created a prosthetic ‘skin’ with embedded circuitry that can send messages directly to the brain.

The next wave of prosthetic teeth could be churned out of a 3D-printer.

A new company will soon launch outlets offering a ‘hangover cure’ administered through an intravenous (IV) drip.

Researchers say they are close to completing a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer's disease.

Ride-sharing firm Uber is partnering with military veterans to give returned soldiers a solid job.

A Victorian Health Department inquiry into 11 stillbirths or deaths in 2013 and 2014 at the Bacchus Marsh and Melton Hospital says a backward system and sub-par practices contributed to infant mortality.

In just a few years it will be commonplace for people to have their entire set of DNA sequenced, but many do not want to know what is in store.

High levels of toxic metals, found in and near mining towns, appear to be negatively influencing the brain development of children living nearby.

Our feature series returns this week with the exciting tale of 5 ways that epigenetic changes can modify aspects of DNA.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale is pushing to legalise medical marijuana, and says the Turnbull government would be foolish to get in the way.

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