Kate Benson HEALTH AUSTRALIA has reported its highest number of new HIV infections in almost 20 years, but cases of infectious syphilis, gonorrhoea and hepatitis have dropped, leading experts to conclude the safe sex...
Thomas Maugh LOS ANGELES: The announcement that a daily pill containing two anti-HIV drugs could reduce the risk of infection by more than 70 per cent in gay men stirred great excitement in the AIDS-prevention...
WASHINGTON: One in five sexually active homosexual men in the US has HIV, and almost half of those who carry the virus do not know they are infected, a study has found.
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.
Julia Medew Lifestyle-related diseases stemming from tobacco, alcohol and obesity, have taken over infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria to become the greatest killer of people worldwide.
Amy Corderoy HEALTH THE immunisation program that protects girls against the virus linked to cervical cancer should immediately be extended to boys to prevent other cancers, a leading epidemiologist says.
Mark Metherell HEALTH CORRESPONDENT FOR 37 years haemophilia patient Peter Mathews has had a type of hepatitis which doctors had thought to be fairly benign. Now he knows very differently.
Kate Hagan The federal government will not maintain funding for a national network to monitor testing and diagnoses of chlamydia despite reported infections having quadrupled in the past 10 years.
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Julia Medew HUNDREDS of Victorians suffered lead poisoning last year, including home renovators and children exposed to lead-based paint.