As fears about water fluoridation continue in several Australian regions, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) says it will end the debate once and for all.

An event marking the state of global AIDS research has ended over the weekend, with renewed optimism that more and more lives will be saved.

Fish oil supplements, a darling of the alternative health world, will be put through the scientific rigors for a new research project.

Researchers say new media technologies including smart phone apps and online services are an effective way to improve the health of new mothers and their babies.

As exercising trends toward the shorter and more intense, a new study could have the elderly going wild for a few seconds per day.

A new report says it will take more than financial inducement to get many professionals to ply their trade in rural areas.

Australia is missing the opportunity for billions of dollars in revenue, thousands of jobs and a better life for many citizens by ignoring one single industry.

Papua New Guinea's top oil producer is calling on the corporate sector to embrace public-private partnerships to profit through the improvement of local lives.

The Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance has identified dozens of assets that could be sold, and promises the money will be re-invested.

Anthropologists say that the voices heard by schizophrenics are shaped by their environments.

ACT Health has confirmed two cases of lung cancer appear to be linked to asbestos insulation.

The AIDS 2014 conference started under a dark cloud in Melbourne.

Nearly 60 per cent of the risk of developing autism is genetic and most of that risk is caused by common, inherited variant genes that are in individuals without the disorder, according to a new study.

Budget cuts could be deadly, as the World Health Organization struggles to stem outbreaks with fewer resources.

Researchers in the UK have developed a powerful new technique to show how the environment affects our DNA.

A new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) report says Canberra's air quality is excellent, but the city’s love of wood smoke heaters continues to push up pollution.

A damning Integrity Commission investigation into nepotism within Tasmania's hospital system continues to take names.

Tiny organic cages could be used to extract rare, valuable and sometimes deadly gases from the air.

Researchers have looked to alien life-forms for a potentially revolutionary new view of cancer.

A team of researchers across Australian universities say the proposed $7 GP co-payment would have a profound effect on hospital emergency departments.

A Fair Work finding has shown the importance of big businesses looking after their employees’ mental health as much as their physical safety.

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