Amy Corderoy

Amy Corderoy

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.

Women being 'upsold' into labiaplasty by cosmetic clinics, say health experts

Amy Corderoy Women are being 'upsold' invasive genital surgeries by unscrupulous cosmetic clinics that do not properly inform them about the risks, or whether the surgery might be unnecessary, experts say.

Ambulance delays: calls for inquiry but minister says help is already on the way

Health Minister Jillian Skinner says she is putting in place measures to prevent ambulance delays.

Amy Corderoy Health Minister Jillian Skinner insists there is no problem with a shortage of resources for ambulances or hospital beds, despite a string of delays and deaths linked to long waits for ambulances and...

Serious haemorrhage after sexual assault no longer receiving category one emergency response from NSW Ambulance

A review of emergency categories has seen some cases moved from requiring an ''emergency'' lights and sirens response.

Amy Corderoy People haemorrhaging blood after a sexual assault or suicide attempt are no longer receiving the most serious "emergency" ambulance response and may face long waits for emergency care, a...

'Dangerous' ambulance response times as no cars available for most serious cases

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Amy Corderoy One woman with an injury described as 'traumatic' waited 40 minutes for an ambulance in the latest crisis to hit the ambulance service this winter.

Women with very early stage 'breast cancers' may not need treatment, study indicates

Mammograms that pick up what have been thought of as very early cancers, or DCIS, may in future just lead to lifestyle changes and monitoring.

Amy Corderoy Australian women with very early stage 'breast cancers' are being given potentially unnecessary invasive treatment that may not decrease their risk of dying from the disease, a groundbreaking...

E-cigarettes should be recommended to smokers, says Public Health England review, but other experts disagree

Amy Corderoy Smokers should be encouraged to try e-cigarettes to help them quit, according to a review from Britain's top public health body that is the latest salvo in the increasingly politicised debate over...

Inquiry into nursing homes goes strangely quiet as talk turns to deadly events

NSW Labor health spokesman Walt Secord.

Amy Corderoy An inquiry into a push to remove registered nurses from nursing homes has taken a very strange turn.

Surge in unusual flu cases prompts warning from doctor

Flu

Amy Corderoy NSW has seen an unusual surge in ''type B'' flu cases that in many cases are not prevented by the standard vaccine.

Pregnant women think they are eating healthily, but study shows almost none are

Pregnant women are not getting the recommended intake of healthy food.

Amy Corderoy Pregnant women mistakenly believe they are eating healthily despite not following dietary guidelines, research has found.

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre ice survey busts myths

One in five people surveyed  thought more than half the Australian population had tried ice. <i>Illustration: Andrew Dyson</i>

Amy Corderoy The huge amount of attention focused on the drug "ice" may be inadvertently encouraging some young people to try it, researchers say.

Music improves recovery and lowers pain after surgery, says study published in the Lancet

Amy Corderoy and Peter Vincent The personalised therapy works even when you're unconscious on the operating table, a study has found.

Euthanasia debate: Archbishop Anthony Fisher and ethicist Peter Singer to debate euthanasia

Alessandro Cowley organised a debate on euthanasia after his father's brush with death from kidney disease.

Amy Corderoy Alessandro Cowley remembers the day, at 15, when his dying father collapsed. It prompted him to think deeply about death.

Groundbreaking Australian study finds thousands of children and teenagers suffer mental illness

Amy Corderoy Hundreds of thousands of Australian children and teenagers are experiencing serious mental health issues but their parents have no idea what is going on.

Extreme hospital bed shortages: ambulances told to avoid St George Hospital

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Amy Corderoy Ambulance officers are being told to avoid one of Sydney's major hospitals because of an extreme bed shortage, putting patients at risk.

Nurses say elderly at risk in aged care homes, with NSW worst in country for staff shortage complaints

Jocelyn Hofman, a registered nurse from the Blue Mountains, is concerned changes to nursing laws could be dangerous for residents in nursing homes.

Amy Corderoy NSW has been accused of leading the country in quality and compliance problems in nursing homes.

Contraceptive pill cuts uterine cancer risk as benefits of drug outweigh risks

Lifesaver: Not only does it prevent pregnancy, but the pill also appears to prevent some cancers of the uterus.

Amy Corderoy Expert say widespread use of the pill in developed countries is likely to have saved hundreds of thousands of lives, and women should feel confident the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks when...

Fat bias

PE teachers biased against fat kids, study finds

Did your PE teacher treat you like a loser? They may have had anti-fat bias.

Amy Corderoy If, like me, you were a fat kid, this will probably not come as a surprise to you.

Aussies drink more alcohol despite claims to the contrary

Drinking problem: A new study finds alcohol consumption is increasing, not decreasing as commonly believed.

Amy Corderoy The average amount of alcohol consumed by Australians increased between surveys undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2001 and 2012, by about 13 per cent.

Could two eggs a day keep the doctor away?

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Amy Corderoy Eggs have long had a bad rap when it comes to health. They're nothing more than tiny trojan horses, importing high levels of artery-clogging cholesterol into your body.

Fight over new privately run public hospital on the Northern Beaches

Artist's impression of the new Northern Beaches Hospital, which is due to be completed by 2018.

Amy Corderoy It's a tale of two deliveries. One surrounded by plush furnishings and freshly cooked meals, the other, by a lower standard of room fixtures and food.