Australian men have been knocked off the top spot for world life expectancy, a new report published on Wednesday in The Lancet, has shown.
Julia Medew It started as an embarrassing joke. Shane Barnbrook accidentally swallowed a chicken bone while eating dinner and he knew it would have to come out.
Lucy Cormack Drug trial studies that are sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry are more likely to favour a sponsor's product.
Rania Spooner and Carolyn Webb Victorians struck by the Ross River virus outbreak - including a doctor who says he was infected by a mosquito in Melbourne's northeast - have described how debilitating symptoms are interfering with their lives.
Amy Remeikis When Ann Maree Mulders woke up still feeling unwell, she didn't know 11 centimetres was about to change her life.
Kate Aubusson An extra 40-minute stroll every day could mean fewer days in hospital for older Australians, new research shows.
Kate Aubusson The AMA says Australia's public hospitals – in every state and territory – are in a constant 'state of emergency' due to inadequate funding and over-stretched resources.
Harriet Alexander Scientists believe NSW may be coming to the end of the biggest season for Ross River Virus in living memory, after inland flooding in spring created the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes that carry the disease.
Esther Han Here's another problem for Medibank customers.
Julia Medew Kathy Bell didn't want to see a sick person in the mirror. Nor did she want others to immediately view her as a cancer patient in need of sympathy.