The journal Science has picked its top ten scientific achievements of the year, highlighting some incredible breakthroughs of 2014.

Authorities have called for submissions on an application to permit genetically modified corn-based foods in Australia.

Daily consumption of fruit may play a role in maintaining mental health, a study from the University of Queensland says.

A Tasmanian Government pay deal could see nurses and firefighters get a 2 per cent pay rise before Christmas, but police officers will have to go without.

A major research breakthrough featuring Australian scientists could be the key to fighting dengue fever.

The Australian-managed Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone has opened overnight, allowing Australian workers – through a private contractor – to help ease the suffering as the outbreak continues.

Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews says Australian Government-contracted doctors will assess new claims for the Disability Support Pension from next year, in a move he says will bring “consistency and equity across the country”.

Unvalidated and often utterly baseless health information spurted on online forums is putting people at risk, a new study says.

Australian researchers are taking part in a massive trial to see whether computer games, iPad apps and interactive games such as the Wii can help people recover from falls, strokes and brain injuries.

Millions of Australians will have to increase their risk of skin cancer in a private capacity, with a ban on commercial solariums coming in on December 31.

It is annoying when a random piece of information seems to push an important one out of our memory – but researchers say there is so much space that this is almost impossible.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says that cheap genetic tests ordered online are like everything else purchased that way – sub-standard, unhelpful and likely misleading.

The Prime Minister says the Government has “very, very significantly improved” its GP co-payment plan, by reducing the amount and shunting responsibility for collecting it onto GPs.

A new study says people who sleep for short periods of time and go to bed very late at night experience more negative thoughts than those with regular sleeping hours.

Asbestos has been discovered in building materials at the old Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), and health workers say they want new building instead of another patch-up.

Authorities have called for comment on changes that could see the whole nation eating better.

A team of university experts has warned that the risks of coal seam gas mining could play out before governments get around to responding.

An international team of scientists has developed a malaria drug that tricks the immune system into destroying infected red blood cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

The intravenous (IV) fluid currently recommended for the majority of hospitalised children worldwide should change, a new study says.

The Federal Court has disqualified and fined 5 former directors of Australian Property Custodian Holdings Ltd (APCHL) for breaching their directors’ duties and making an illegal related party payment of more than $30 million.

A community services and welfare group has called on the Federal Government to stop torturing refugees and asylum seekers.

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