Fungi spend their lives quietly decomposing the planet's organic waste but some have developed resistance to pesticides and a threat to human health is looming, writes Justin Beardsley.
A Federal Court ruling in the United States in favour of a man suffering from cancer has turned the spotlight again to one of the most commonly used global chemicals.
Many IVF clinics have promised women that scratching the lining of their uterus would boost their chances of getting pregnant, but a new study suggests the procedure is a waste of time and money.
Climate change denial prevents effective action on emissions, and leads to other lies and evasions by our leaders who support big coal and other polluters. Our government hit a new low point this week, by admonishing those who care, writes David Shearman.
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
A new study finds one type of concentrated fish oil supplement reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke among people with heart disease. But these findings apply to a certain group of people, writes Garry Jennings.
Jessica, a 41-year-old mother of twin boys who works a demanding job, uses painkillers to manage intense periods of stress. She's one of an increasing number of Australians justifying their use of painkillers when there's no physical pain, writes Kev Dertadian.
If you've ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here's what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo, writes Vincent Ho.
If you're thinking of travelling overseas to visit a dentist who charges less than the Australian practitioner, it's worth remembering that holidays come and go but the effects of dental treatment stick around for a lot longer, write Madhan Balasubramanian and Alexander Holden.