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 A surgical oncologist has said Jessica Ainscough, a young woman who shunned conventional treatment for a rare form of cancer, was a victim of, and complicit in promoting, dangerous therapies.
Amy Corderoy People who quit smoking before they hit 45 could be adding a full 10 years to their life expectancy, a massive study of people living in NSW has found.
Amy Corderoy CALM DOWN. Those two words might not be easy to hear when you are full of rage, but they might just save your life.
Amy Corderoy Charging people upfront fees for healthcare leads to higher costs and worse health outcomes yet is repeatedly brought back to life, the long-serving former head of England's National Health Service...
Peter Gotzsche, founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, visits Australia to talk about dangers of prescription drugs
Amy Corderoy, Health editor Many of our most commonly used drugs, from painkillers to antidepressants, are dangerous and are killing us off in large numbers, according to a leading researcher visiting Australia next week.
Amy Corderoy More elderly or unwell people could be allowed access to "high risk" organs that would not be considered suitable for other people under draft organ donation guidelines.
Amy Corderoy Homeopaths who claim to be able to prevent whooping cough, have been put on notice after the federal court found a company selling homeopathic "vaccines" was engaging in misleading and deceptive...
Amy Corderoy It's Christmas time in South Wentworthville, and Maria and Batista Curcio's house seems picture perfect. There is tinsel on the walls, and panettone and espresso on the table.
Amy Corderoy Hundreds of thousands of British mums will be given the choice of having their second child at home - a move welcomed by Australian midwives but not doctors.
Amy Corderoy Audit finds more than one in 10 deaths during or after surgery involved flawed care or serious injury caused by the treatment.
Amy Corderoy, Emma Partridge Increase in arrests for minor drug offences is extraordinary, harm reduction expert says.
Amy Corderoy A key finding that a doctor has a duty to help strangers who are not their patients has been overturned in the Supreme Court.
Amy Corderoy For asthmatics, wheezing and coughing are daily symptoms that can prove fatal, and in Australia the number of sufferers is soaring.
Amy Corderoy Australians suffer more from asthma than almost any other people in the world, a new report has found.
Amy Corderoy A woman whose home was searched as part of the Medical Board of Australia's investigation into euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has described the experience as like being "burgled while you were...
Philip Nitschke faces loss of his medical status in a case which also tests our acceptance of euthanasia
Amy Corderoy Philip Nitschke faces 12 more complaints but this case is about more than his suspended medical degree.
Amy Corderoy Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke says he has no obligation to encourage people who want to end their lives to seek medical help, even if they do not have a terminal illness.
Amy Corderoy An Aboriginal man who develops prostate cancer is nearly 50 per cent more likely than other Australian men to die of the disease, a groundbreaking study has found.
Amy Corderoy Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke says he is being held to higher standards than those expected from other doctors as he fights in a Darwin court to retain his right to practice medicine.
Amy Corderoy A more open society has allowed the sexual repertoire of Australians to expand.