Amy is Health Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. Before working at the Herald she worked as a freelance journalist and radio presenter, as well as writing for a number of publications for doctors. She also keeps a health blog at www.dailylife.com.au.
Amy Corderoy, Sarah Berry An announcement by Angelina Jolie that she has had a preventative double mastectomy is likely to encourage more Australian women to test for breast cancer gene mutations, cancer groups said.
Amy Corderoy Spikes in illness rates are clear. But finding a cause is never easy, writes Amy Corderoy.
Amy Corderoy SLAVISH adherents to the eight-hours-a-night sleep rule can relax. Research suggests we all have our own sleep patterns that change according to how much shut-eye we get.
Dijana Damjanovic, Amy Corderoy SEASONAL stress and the poor global economic circumstances are causing a less than merry Christmas for thousands of workers.
Dijana Damjanovic and Amy Corderoy Seasonal stress, global economic gloom make Christmas less than merry for workers.
Amy Corderoy Those extra hours in the office might be padding out your pay packet, but they could also be adding inches to your waistline.
Amy Corderoy, Glenda Kwek THE troubled actor Matthew Newton is facing charges in the United States after a late-night incident in a Florida bar, having left Sydney to escape attention after he allegedly assaulted a taxi...
Amy Corderoy SUFFERERS of ''mini strokes'' could be missing out on life-saving care because doctors are sending them home from hospital based on an inaccurate and misleading test, research shows.
Amy Corderoy Health PARENTS had such ''extreme misconceptions'' about their children's weight that they often cannot see when their child is obese, a study has found.
Amy Corderoy, Kate Hagan THE first drug proved to extend the lives of patients with late-stage melanoma has been authorised for use in Australia.
Amy Corderoy IT may mean death for your diet but it turns out fat could save your life. An injection of fat could prove the antidote for some serious poisons, emergency doctors say.
Amy Corderoy The federal government has spent nearly $30 million over the past five years subsidising alternative medical treatments that are unproven for many conditions and could be dangerous to some patients.
Amy Corderoy Health SUNBEDS can deliver wildly different doses of UV radiation, with some exposing users to levels up to six times the strength of the midday sun, research shows.
Amy Corderoy, Daniella Miletic CHOCOLATE fund-raising drives in schools would be banned along with junk food advertising during popular shows such as Junior MasterChef under a plan to tackle childhood obesity.
Daniella Miletic and Amy Corderoy Junk food advertising would be banned during popular shows for children such as Junior MasterChef, advertisers would be stopped from using free toys to promote fast food and school chocolate...
Amy Corderoy AN apple a day - or, more precisely, a box of fruit and vegies a week - really has kept the doctor away in a study of 65 families in the Grafton, Coffs Harbour and Bowraville areas.
Amy Corderoy Health MOST men in heterosexual relationships feel they are not having enough sex, but seem more satisfied than women with the sex they are having, an Australian study has found.
Amy Corderoy Australian teenagers are becoming so overweight they are doing the type of damage to their livers that would normally be seen in older alcoholics, researchers have found.
Amy Corderoy NICK WYNDHAM knows his son, Dashiell, is nothing short of a "miracle baby". A miracle because without the help of a sperm donor, he and his wife, Amy, would not have their four-month-old baby.
Amy Corderoy MIDWIVES cannot register fast enough to meet growing demand from women for services after historic changes that allowed them for the first time to bulk bill using Medicare, the Australian College of...