Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison If research dollars were allocated according to the burden of the targeted disease, brain cancer would be in line for about twice as much money as it currently attracts.
Dan Harrison On Monday, a press conference will be held by the AFP to discuss the role it played in the arrest of the Bali nine.
Dan Harrison "Virtually all" of the Australians believed to be in Nepal when an earthquake devastated the country on Anzac day have now been accounted for, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.
Dan Harrison Some public hospitals spend between two and three times as much as others to deliver procedures such as appendix removals, knee replacements and vaginal deliveries, according to a new report which...
Dan Harrison Scientists have warned that climate change could produce an increase in infectious illnesses, and have urged Australia to set up a centre to co-ordinate efforts to tackle the predicted growth in...
Dan Harrison Patients will find out what payments and "educational" trips their doctors have received from drug companies, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved a new code of...
Dan Harrison Businessman Ron Walker is thrilled that the drug he credits with saving his life could be made publicly available.
Dan Harrison From risk of fire to choking hazards, a record number of products were recalled from Australian shops last year because they were unsafe.
Dan Harrison Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty says Australia is being seen as "public enemy number one" on climate change and risks being isolated as China seeks to reduce its reliance on coal.
Dan Harrison Health Minister Sussan Ley has ruled out a Medicare co-payment as she prepares to launch a wide-ranging review of the health system.
Dan Harrison Patient groups are calling for changes to fast track the approval and subsidy of cancer medicines, saying cancer sufferers haven't got time to wait for duplicate testing.
Dan Harrison An Australian-funded Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone will shut its doors at the end of the month, following a stabilisation of the outbreak in West Africa.
Mark Kenny and Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has urged fractious state governments to leave political partisanship at the door for the next 12 to 16 months.
Health minister Sussan Ley: 'Disturbing picture' of mental health in Australia but experts slam her 'bureaucratic' response
Amy Corderoy and Dan Harrison People are dying while the government commissions more expert working groups to respond to mental health report, experts say.
Mark Kenny and Dan Harrison State premiers are spoiling for a fight with Tony Abbott when they gather on Friday for a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments meeting but the issue most want discussed is the...
Dan Harrison, Mark Kenny The Abbott government's funding cuts mean that patients will wait longer for treatment, doctors say.
Vested interests circling medical research fund like sharks, warns former NHMRC boss Warwick Anderson
Dan Harrison The former head of the nation's premier health research body has warned vested interests are "circling like sharks" around the Abbott government's promised Medical Research Future Fund.
Dan Harrison Doctors have presented Health Minister Sussan Ley with a blueprint for Medicare reform which would pay GPs extra to treat complex patients, provide comprehensive services, and coordinate care between...
Dan Harrison Australia must overcome the "deep cultural prejudice" against older people to avoid consigning senior Australians to decades of unemployment, Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan...
Dan Harrison Medicare payments should be overhauled to improve care for patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases, a panel of experts has recommended.