An international study conducted by researchers of the University of Melbourne has raised curtains from effectiveness of the South Pacific plant, Kava, in cutting down the symptoms of the people suffering from anxiety.
Scientifically termed as Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD), the anxiety was found to be curable by Fiji's national drink, Kava. Along with the national status, the drink is also renowned for its recognized reputed recreational effects.
In order to ensure that every child has undergone government's free childhood immunization program, Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced a new rigorous national policy.
Plibersek has asked the states to adopt standardized procedures so that children can be identified who have missed the immunization program before they start schooling.
Weighing just a bit more than three blocks of butter, Jack Walsh was very small in size at birth. He was born around three months premature and his survival has proved to be the biggest and most beautiful gift on Mother's Day for Katrina, his mum.
It has been found that the little boy's bones were extremely soft. His tiny arm even broke due to the same when he got repositioned in his hospital crib.
It is again the time when experts are concerned about people's health. The scorching sun rays are difficult to be borne by everyone. While people spending hours by the pool are seen with pink faces, they often get exposed to the rays of the sun.
Some of the state's most renowned cancer specialists have said smoking should be completely banned in all outdoor dining and smoking areas to reduce Victoria's number one cancer killer. Nearly 200 Victorian cancer specialists have urged the state government to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.
At a national awards ceremony last night, a Perth child health nurse grabbed the title of Australian `Nurse of the Year'. The 2013 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards were organized in Melbourne.
After an inquest into death of Echuca woman Marella Johnson, Magistrate William Gibb has submitted his findings yesterdays. The inquiry was held in January last year.
In general, it has been considered that elderly want doctors to do every possible thing to give them prolonged life. But such is not the case with majority of Australians elderly.
Recently, a survey has been carried out on 1,000 Australians, who were aged over 55. Professor Charlie Corke carried out the survey along with the University of Technology Sydney.
According to reports, the new Wave Glider SV3 is an unmanned marine vehicle and will derive its energy from sun. A Wave Glider is used for ocean exploration, research and monitoring device.
Professionals revealed the moon will be blocking the sun in an efficiently impressive solar eclipse in the current week.
It is suggested that a celestial event will turn the sun into a cosmic "ring of fire" in the daytime sky. The ringed shape solar eclipse is called as an annular eclipse that will be taking place on Thursday and Friday in the current week. If the weather allows, the eclipse will be sighted in various parts of Australia and the Southern Pacific Ocean.
In order to raise funds for research into Alzheimer's and dementia, a group of local bridge players has been using their brain power this week.
NSW Health and Medical Research Minister Jillian Skinner visited Camden Hospital and announced $100,000 funding for the purchase of 20 novel rehabilitation beds.
Nobody was aware that Woolgrower Betty Freeland was planning to give away all her wealth to two organizations. Freeland, 87, died in 2009, and as per her wishes, $2.6 million has been contributed to the Heart Foundation and Cancer Council Tasmania.
Pain is contagious, which means that other person is able to feel the pain through sufferer's agony. A researcher from Monash University has been carrying out research on the topic "somatic contagion".
Dr Melita Giummarra was of the view that one in three people is capable of feeling the pain sensations. Giummarra continued by affirming that a number of times, the response reactions are quite severe.
Experts from the University of Wollongong are the new frontiers in the field of medical research today. They are bringing a medical revolution by bringing in application the 3D `printing' to develop a replica of the human body parts.
It was in 2009 when for the first time a Morning Tea event was organized by the Bendigo's Cassia Breast Cancer Support Group. Till now, the group has raised approximately $18,000 annually from their tea fundraisers and now they have launched their Biggest Morning Tea event. This announcement was made last weekend in Hargreaves Mall.
A recent paper has highlighted that number of young women diagnosed with genital warts in Australia is reducing. The researchers have attributed the results to the HPV vaccine.
The researchers, who were searching to find effects of the vaccination programme conducted the experiment. They observed the effects in a five year period and used the data from eight sexual health services across Australia.
With only Japan, Andorra, Iceland and Switzerland ahead of it in the list, Australia has grabbed fifth place in world health rankings, which are based on life expectancy.
The data about the same will be released in Melbourne on Thursday and it depicts the increased life expectancy for both the genders in Australia from 1990 to 2010. 187 countries were considered for the ranking process.
It has been revealed recently that more than 500 people were successfully gathered by the inaugural Coastal Village Market yesterday at the Beerwah Sports Ground.
The report, however, says there are many not-for-profit organizations, which by one way or the other garner people. Thereby, they raise funds and cater to the needs of different vulnerable people in the community.
The Kleenex brand has started with a make-a-pledge campaign that definitely resonates by saying "someone I care about".
The pledge does not involve curbing chocolate content or going to a gym; it is a campaign about caring for people. The brand is famous for preparing the softest tissues in the country. So, it plans to share essence of love and care by sending a pack of tissues to the loved ones.