Mark Metherell Patients are missing out on urgent medicines because Australia's biggest drug supplier has opted out of an industry-wide distribution system.
Kate Hagan Health Minister Nicola Roxon rejects a plea from a coalition of 60 health groups to expand the government's list of subsidised medicines.
Amy Corderoy HEALTH SLEEPING medication that is linked to falls and fractures is still being taken by many elderly people, a study of patients from a Sydney hospital has found.
Denis Campbell LONG-TERM use of drugs prescribed for osteoporosis may be doubling the users' risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, a study warns.
Sarah Berry A new study finds meditation is far more effective than morphine for alleviating pain.
Olivia Riordan Adventurous sommeliers are leading the way in offering apt alternatives to alcohol, writes Olivia Riordan.
Ask the expert
Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...
Sex and obesity
Matty Silver With obesity rates on the rise, the effects of being overweight have attracted increasing attention, but one aspect of this problem is too often overlooked - the impact on male sexual dysfunction.
Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.
Chew on This
Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.
Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.
Sarah Berry The 'new' blockbuster nutrient is actually really old. There are some fairly audacious statements being made about the benefits of turmeric.
Finally ... caffeinated chips
Humanity's most popular pick-me-up now comes in a salt shaker.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?
Sarah Berry Pete ''Activated Almonds'' Evans isn't afraid of cooking up a little controversy for his cause.
Amy Corderoy Humans are capable of growing new '‘baby fat'’ that could actually help them lose weight and become healthier, a study has found.
Treating depression and anxiety
Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.
Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease
L.V. Anderson BuzzFeed unveiled "a two-week detox plan that's actually realistic" this week, and it made me want to throw a head of broccoli at my computer screen.
Nina Larson Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.