The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on whether children should be able to purchase energy drinks.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the country can only reach its potential with a healthy population
The Economist's annual survey of the world's most liveable cities has a new number one, with Melbourne demoted after seven years in the top spot.
The hugely popular singer and actress is now reportedly in a stable condition after an apparent drug overdose. Her plight highlights an opioid epidemic in the US which is increasingly affecting young women.
The new drug, Krintafel (Tafenoquine), may be an important step towards eliminating the mosquito-borne disease.
The Tesla CEO and futurist made the pledge in a Twitter exchange on 11 July.
The billionaire businessman and investor has stepped aside from the board of Consolidated Press Holdings (CPH) to address mental health concerns.
Four nations had brought a complaint to the WTO that Australia's mandated plain packaging violated trade laws, but the WTO has rejected this, clearing the way for other countries to introduce similar legislation.
NSW won a thrilling encounter over Queensland 16-10 but the bigger story was the new level of interest the women’s game generated.
For the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will list gaming disorder in its International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD).
After losing the ability to speak due to a rare neurological condition, US radio journalist Jamie Dupree will return to the air by using the speech synthesis technology.
After being warned he was the target of a state-ordered assassination plot, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko faked his own death in order to expose those coordinating his murder.
Arkady Babchenko had become an enemy of the state after upsetting some of the Kremlin's most powerful figures. Now, after more than a year of living in exile in Ukraine, he's been murdered outside his apartment complex.
The number of vehicles in Australia affected by shrapnel-shooting Takata airbags has risen to 4 million, as the ACCC calls for car-owners to take immediate action.
With his larrikin persona and classically beautiful serve-and-volley game, Pat Cash was one of Australia’s favourite sportsmen.
The man who led the investigation into the systematic protection of child abuse in the Catholic church in Boston in the early 2000s, says a prison sentence for archbishop Philip Wilson would send an important message.
With Serena Williams' seeding snub at this year's French Open, players have called on the governing body to introduce special dispensation for those returning from maternity leave.
Washington announces plan to impose toughest sanctions on Tehran to date, as it aims to curb its "threatening behaviour".
After repeated warnings to address unacceptable pollution levels, six countries must now answer to the European Court of Justice.
The world has condemned the Israeli military's massacre of Palestinian protestors as a shocking and abhorrent violation of human rights.
Twelve months ago, Kim Jong-un was launching missiles at will and making enemies of everybody. But now he's just four weeks away from discussing denuclearisation with Donald Trump.
The British foreign secretary is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to keep the Iran accord in play.
It sent shockwaves through the football world but Ferguson is reportedly recovering well from his emergency surgery.
A combination of violent wind gusts, dust clouds and smashing thunderstorms are devastating India, and it is only the beginning according to meteorologists.
South Korea has requested the United Nations use its expertise to verify the closure of North Korea's nuclear test site Punggye-ri.
Australia's most senior Catholic, and the third ranked figure in the Vatican behind Pope Francis, has been committed to stand trial on historical sexual offence charges.
Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest day for the country's media since the US-led defeat of the Taliban in 2001.
Disgraced comedian and actor Bill Cosby may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.
At least nine people have died and 16 injured after a van mounted a kerb and struck a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Terrorist group Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the horrific attack on Kabul.
If you stick to low-carb beer in an effort to avoid the beer belly, we've got some deflating news.
Gidget Foundation Australia launches its national ‘Start Talking’ program in Sydney to support parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety (PNDA).
After banning gay content on Friday, Chinese social media giant Sina Weibo has reversed its decision amid swift and overwhelming opposition from the public.
Michael Fox, the father that brought Sydney to a standstill in 2011, says if today's climber was attempting to raise awareness to a "problem that negatively impacts decent Australians" then he applauds him.
After opening fire at YouTube's sprawling campus and injuring at least three employees, the female suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The public will soon have an app with an emergency button that will enable their videos and photos of public incidents to be turned into real-time intelligence for first responders.
The troubled billionaire businessman has stepped down from the board in the wake of relationship breakdowns, ill-fated business decisions, and his implication in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption scandal.
Elizabeth Holmes was America's youngest billionaire, the inventor whose technology would change the landscape of medicine globally, but the SEC has confirmed it was all built on lies.
A footbridge connecting a university campus to Sweetwater in south Florida has collapsed less than a week after being erected over an eight-lane highway.
The South African government has blasted its Australian counterpart for suggesting white farmers are being persecuted and need help.
Despite battling motor neurone disease since the age of 21, Stephen Hawking became one of history's most influential theoretical physicists.
Party leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema's aggressive rhetoric has the potential to incite more violence against white farmers in South Africa.
Gun buyers must be 21 and teachers will have the right to be armed, under new legislation in Florida
A controversial gun control bill, which permits trained teachers to carry firearms, just awaits Governor Rick Scott's signature.
Eastern Ghouta welcomes UN aid convoy, but trucks sent back early as air and ground assault presses on.
The federal government says manufacturers have been too slow to replace the defective Takata airbags, so it has issued a compulsory recall to get them off Australian roads.
The death toll has ticked past 400, as residents of eastern Ghouta accept every day could be their last.
A movement has begun in the United States, with students, parents and teachers indicating they won't stop until Congress takes action to curb gun violence.
Unbeknown to Matt Berriman, he was battling bipolar disorder while leading his tech start-up to dizzying heights. Now he's made the brave decision to open up about the mental illness as he relieves himself of the day-to-day responsibilities as CEO.
The President's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump has been taken to hospital after opening a letter full of white powder addressed to her husband Donald Jr.
The UK-based charity is expected to hand over all the details of its internal investigation into sexual exploitation, as the British government threatens to withdraw its millions in state aid.
While no athletes have been struck down as yet, more than 100 others have been made bed-ridden as the bug known as the 'cruise ship virus' sweeps through the PyeongChang Games.
Three hundred South Sudanese child soldiers have been released to the UN, and 400 more are expected to be freed in coming weeks, as peace talks progress in Ethiopia.
Robert Doyle has been admitted to hospital for stress-related "serious ill health" and quit his post, after being the victim of unfair treatment, says wife.
No less than 37 cases of salmonella infections have been linked to Lactalis' milk in the last year alone, prompting a mass recall and factory shut down.
Pierre Agnes's empty boat washed ashore in south-west France, after he told port authorities a thick fog was preventing his return.
Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler have financed tests exposing humans and monkeys to dangerous gases.
‘He was stopped by the victims, who had to fight through being silenced, being threatened, being mocked’
Predator Larry Nassar will spend the rest of his life in the cold confines of a prison cell, after 160 young women came forward, including decorated Olympians Simone Biles and Aly Raisman (pictured), to testify against the former physician of the US gymnastics team.
Thousands of people in Alaska and British Columbia evacuated their homes to find higher ground or head inland as the tsunami sirens sounded, but the official warnings have since been lifted.
Two patients are being assessed for potential spinal injuries after a train ploughed into a barricade at Richmond Station this morning.
South Africa and Ghana are the two latest African nations to ask the US to explain why its President is calling them 'shithouse countries'.
After months of feeding mice 8-16 times their daily salt intake, scientists found that brain function rapidly deteriorated.
For 38 minutes residents and tourists of Hawaii expected to be hit by a ballistic missile, and it has people asking why it took so long for the public to be informed that the emergency alert was nothing more than an employee error.
Detectives have begun investigating the former Neighbours star over shocking allegations of sexual assault during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tour in 2014.
Soft drink consumption has to be cut and a tax is the only one way, says the AMA.
The fierce fighting between the Houthi Rebels and the Saudi-led Arab coalition continues to intensify, and Yemeni civilians are the ones suffering.
The government proposal would see Australians pay at least $1.50 a standard drink... that means $45 for the humble four-litre wine cask.
Less than six months after being released from prison, Curtis has been handed the keys to a start-up aiming to raise $60 million for the roll-out of a controversial healthcare app.
The bubonic plague has already claimed 124 lives and nine countries have been warned about its spread.
Young medics show support controlled euthanasia in direct opposition to their seniors.
Executives in the legal sector are in finer physical nick than those in other industries.
Girls and boys born in the ACT are expected to outlive other Australians.