A drug called colostin used to be our last line of defense. But researchers have found bacteria in China that's colistin-resistant, and they're certain it will spread.
The Labor party's proposed tax hike on tobacco will almost double the price of a pack, and fuel the booming cigarette black market.
Artists Kirsty Stevens and Hannah Laycock tackle the knowledge gap that surrounds MS by creating art that is tangible and accessible.
The USDA has approved a controversial method for killing diseased chickens: slowly baking them to death.
More than chemotherapy or the will it takes to survive treatment, the most commonly shared experience among cancer patients is the financial impact of dealing with the disease.
In Australian schools, sex ed is all about pregnancy and chlamydia. But what about pleasure?
For people with autoimmune diseases, the TPP could make our medication exorbitantly expensive and confine us to a life of pain and isolation.
A few years ago, my grandad started to forget things. Since then, I've spent a lot of time figuring out how to cope with his decline.
The Piangueras are a remote Colombian community who make a living collecting and selling clams found at the bottom of mangroves in the country's Pacific coast. Their work is dangerous, unregulated, and mostly carried out by kids.
Sufferers aren't just "being tired all the time"—their brains can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fail to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
The actor's pets could be destroyed after they were brought into the country without being declared to quarantine.
In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety.
The newest drug-resistant bacteria on the scene is a multidrug-resistant form of Shigella, which causes an ugly form of food poisoning.
This month an Invercargill public pool has been battling to uncover the identity of a mystery pooper.
From the black death to the Spanish flu epidemic to last year's Ebola outbreak, what did people do with all those diseased corpses?
A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.
Like all good things it's going to take cloning, mutation, and a bit of random luck.
While Sydney's supervised injecting room has been a widely accepted success, the Victorian government still opposes a facility in Melbourne.
Feb 12, 2015
Working-class people may skip the odd vaccine, but it takes middle-class Californians to be so colossally moronic as to throw measles parties.
Erratic weather patterns in Australia have caused a boom in mosquito populations, and that means a rise in bloodsucker-borne diseases.
Although taking people to the giant icy hunk of land at the bottom of the world brings attention and awareness to the area's environmental issues, there are risks involved for the continent's avian inhabitants.
Today, people tell me I was strong and brave to have fought cancer so young. I wasn't "brave," I was fucking terrified.
By the end of 2015, Australia will have welcomed its first human body farm, giving you a new option for what to do with your body after you die.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."