Research suggest moderately overweight people with type-2 diabetes can benefit from the surgery.
Looking for help to break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising? Scientists say we need look no further than the brain of the humble roundworm.
Cardinal George Pell has dismissed a Greens motion in the Senate calling on him to return to Australia to aid a police investigation into misconduct as a "political stunt".
More than a decade on, Tom Tehan wants to tell his story. It's a story about the car crash that can follow school bullying - and how one man emerged from the wreckage to rebuild his life.
Early diagnosis and intervention is vital for students with dyslexia. But not all teachers are equipped with the training to recognise the red flags, leaving parents to go it alone.
In heartbreaking news for those fond of a tipple, researchers have found that moderate drinking of alcohol increases the risk of having an irregular heartbeat.
Venom from two iconic Australian species could be behind the development of new treatments for diabetes, which affects around 1.7 million Australians.
One of Melbourne's oldest gardens which was laid out when the colony of Victoria was just two years young is under threat from building works, which could swallow up about 10 per cent of the remaining grounds.
A century-old antiseptic made from coal tar and used to treat wounds and sleeping sickness in World War I Australian soldiers has been found to help the body fight off viral infections, including the common cold.
It was an Australian invention developed in war-time conditions that allowed Queen Elizabeth II to tour insect-free in '63. While the royal link that brought insect repellent to the masses is true, not all mozzie management techniques stack up. Here are some hits - and misses.