Rethink on aspirin
Low-dose aspirin has no benefit in prolonging a life free of disability, or substantially reducing the risk of having a first heart attack or stroke, study finds.
Research breakthroughs in the health sciences are changing millions of lives around the world for the better. The following articles are written by and feature some of our leading academics in this field. They share stories about their research and provide expert insights and commentary in the area of the health sciences.
Talking 'bout regeneration
For the stem cell researchers at ARMI, one small 'superfish' holds the key to repairing the brain and spinal cord in humans.
A self-defeating success story
A global program in which mosquitoes are implanted with a common bacteria is preventing the spread of viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya – and could help tens of millions of people.
Endo and the 'hysteria myth'
Clinicians need the training and support to provide comprehensive healthcare for women with endometriosis.
Breakthrough to help babies breathe easy
An innovative stem cell trial offers hope in treating premature babies born with chronic lung disease.
A playground for the brain
Innovative treatment approaches to compulsions and addictions are the focus of the new neuroscience research lab, BrainPark.
Precision medicine is the future and is set to change health care
In 2030, diseases – from cancer to dementia – will be defined and targeted more specifically with a focus on their molecular makeup.
Blinded by snow
People who suffer from visual snow syndrome don’t see crisp, clear images; they see them with tiny fuzzy dots in constant motion, like a badly-tuned TV set.
Early childhood and the nature of nurturing
A new framework focuses on the psychological needs and mental health of mothers so they can provide adequate care.
'Egg timer' test not all it's cracked up to be
The blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It's also expensive and can give false low readings.
Steady as she goes for VAD
Voluntary assisted dying scaremongering is threatening to shut the door on important and much-needed access to VAD in other Australian states and territories.