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 Weight can become the whole world in anorexia, with every gram lost and gained the subject of intense focus.
Amy Corderoy Australian victims of a popular diabetes drug that has been linked to bladder cancer will join a US class action suing the makers of the drug.
Julia Medew, Amy Corderoy Australian women are waiting up to two years to have the surgery Angelina Jolie had to reduce her high chance of breast cancer, and doctors fear these waiting times could increase.
Amy Corderoy Three-quarters of the complementary medicines reviewed by the national drug regulator have failed government checks, exposing consumers to false health claims that lack scientific evidence.
Amy Corderoy Views on complementary and alternative medicines - as many and varied as the products themselves - include strong opposition to the way products can be marketed without external evaluation.
Amy Corderoy Three-quarters of the complementary medicines reviewed by the nation's drug regulator have failed a spot check designed to ensure they were not ripping off consumers.
Amy Corderoy, Dan Harrison Pharmacists have been caught out in their attempts to get more money from the federal government for chemotherapy drugs that the government had already paid for.
Amy Corderoy More than 61,000 people have been saved from dying of cancer in Australia over the past 20 years, due to improvements in screening, treatment and prevention, a Cancer Council report has found.
Amy Corderoy As Margaret Kilby slowly passed out in the passenger seat of her car, she thought: "I'm dying here … and I haven't even had the chance to say goodbye."
Amy Corderoy The British government has reportedly abandoned plans to adopt Australian-style plain-packaging laws.
Amy Corderoy The cocktail of drugs commonly prescribed to older people could be hastening their ageing, according to experts who say despite the risks of over-medication the problem is getting worse.
Amy Corderoy Teaching ''helicopter parents'' and ''tiger mums'' to control their emotions could be the key to preventing mental illness in their children, researchers say.
Amy Corderoy A Chinese doctor accused of overseeing the harvesting of organs from political prisoners for transplantation should be stripped of an honorary professorship awarded by the University of Sydney,...
Amy Corderoy The government is wasting $260 million every year because it is ignoring advice that it is paying too much for the most commonly prescribed drug in Australia.
Amy Corderoy Australia is set for a sharp rise in workplace mental health claims because of changes in how mental illness is defined, workplace experts and psychiatrists fear.
Dan Harrison, Amy Corderoy The abortion drug RU486 could be available within weeks for as little as $12 after the federal government's expert advisory body recommended that it be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Amy Corderoy, Dan Harrison Expensive new technologies and treatments are being adopted by the health system, despite a ''big black hole'' in the knowledge about their long-term cost and efficacy, experts say.
Amy Corderoy Pharmacists are selling prescribing information about doctors and contact details to private companies, in a potential breach of ethical standards that health experts say puts patients at risk.
Amy Corderoy Childless women who freeze their eggs in their early 30s are more than six times as likely as older women to be able to successfully use them, a fertility conference has heard.
Amy Corderoy Tiny pollution particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs and through the body pose a huge threat to human health but go virtually unmonitored, health experts say.