Australian teenagers are curious but have some of the most disruptive maths classes in the OECD, writes researcher Lisa De Bortoli Australian teenagers have more disruptive maths classrooms and experience bullying at greater levels than the OECD average, a new report shows. But in better news, Australian...

Social media will tell you birth control causes mental health issues, weight gain and infertility – here are the facts, writes Christopher O'Sullivan   You should only get contraception advice from your doctor or nurse – not social media. Kmpzzz/ Shutterstock Social media is full of bad advice when...

Has the use-by date gone past its prime? Asks Penny Wilson  and Will J Grant Consumers need more useful information about assessing the freshness and safety of food products. Picture this: you arrive home from work feeling a bit peckish. Sliced mango and a dollop of yoghurt...

Elite athletes have united to address body shaming and encourage young Australians to stay in sports, aiming to create a healthier and more inclusive environment within community sports clubs. With the Paris Olympics nearing, former Olympic swimmer Libby Trickett reflects on the intense scrutiny faced by...

Here, Australian mums share their best money management advice – from simple systems to saving for the big stuff. Push the Envelope “I’ve been using a simple envelope system to help me budget since I was a teenager,” said Maria Tedeschi, mother of four children aged 15,...

Do you know what’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? Asks Kathy Gibbs Around one in 20 people has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and often continues into adulthood. ADHD is diagnosed when people experience problems with inattention...

Edith Jennifer Hill looks at the new documentary 'Quiet on Set' and investigates children’s television station Nickelodeon from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The five-part series highlights the abuse many child actors faced while working for the station. The child stars on these shows...

Researchers Laura Marchese and Katherine Livingstone  looked at 700 plant-based foods to see how healthy they really are. Here's what they found. YesPhotographers/Shutterstock If you’re thinking about buying plant-based foods, a trip to the supermarket can leave you bewildered. There are plant-based burgers, sausages and mince. The fridges are...