Researchers have found a causal relationship between depression and 20 distinct diseases, including asthma, coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, oesophagitis, gastroenteritis, E. coli infections and urinary system disorders.
Two separate studies have uncovered explanations for why pancreatic cancers are so difficult to contain — and suggested innovative new methods to combat this.
Using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and some increased risk persists for more than a decade after use stops.
Nitrogen-bisphosphonates — drugs commonly prescribed for osteoporosis — reduced the risk of premature mortality by 34% in a cohort of over 6000 individuals.
A medicine to treat cancer based on the genetic profile of the tumour, rather than tumour type or location, has now been registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
Although best known as a male hormone, testosterone is important for female health and wellbeing, contributing to libido and pleasure as well as helping to maintain normal metabolic function.
A large-scale genome-wide association study suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought.
Simple dietary changes and more sunshine may be able to help women prevent pre-eclampsia, which can threaten the life and future health of both expectant mothers and their offspring.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their understanding of the genetics of a common form of syndromic autism, while others are calling for the term "high-functioning autism" to be consigned to history.
Professor Lora Heisler has revealed a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat the obesity (and related diabetes) epidemic.
Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood is associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence.
Researchers have discovered that the development of the hippocampus is severely impacted in adolescence following the onset of the first psychotic symptoms.
Melbourne-based scientists are trialling what could potentially be the most effective treatment for motor neurone disease developed so far.
By refining a therapeutic avenue that was previously abandoned because of its severe side effects, researchers came up with a targeted approach that is both effective and safe.
Researchers have shown that suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV reduces the virus load down to undetectable levels, meaning the virus is no longer transmissible.