Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison US researchers have developed a highly accurate model for tracking the spread of the flu, using the number of hits on flu-related articles on Wikipedia.
Dan Harrison One third of us have a gene that makes us more susceptible to colourectal cancer from eating processed meat, according to new study.
Dan Harrison Litigants unable to afford lawyers should be able to accrue HECS-style debts.
Dan Harrison A preference system that can be gamed and an electoral administration that loses ballot boxes.
Dan Harrison, Tom Allard Equipment to recover the ''black box'' flight recorder of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is being loaded on to an Australian naval vessel in Perth, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told reporters.
Dan Harrison Same-sex couples will be able to use British laws to marry in Australian cities from June.
Dan Harrison And more than three quarters believe Australia's battle with the bottle will not get better over the next decade, according to new polling.
Dan Harrison Federal spending per person on primary healthcare services, including visits to GPs, grew by 50 per cent over the past decade, according to new figures that may bolster the case for new fees to visit...
Dan Harrison Child poverty is on the rise and fewer of us are donating to charity, according to a report that calls into question Australia's self-perception as the land of the fair go.
Dan Harrison Child poverty is on the rise and fewer of us are donating to charity, according to a report that brings into question Australia's self-perception as the land of the fair go.
Dan Harrison The Prime Minister is ''deeply concerned'' about Australian journalist Peter Greste, now jailed in Egypt, and the government has made representations for his release, a spokesman said, as images of...
Dan Harrison Current rules on alcohol advertising are failing to protect children and must be tightened, according to the government agency charged with preventing disease.
Kate Hagan and Dan Harrison A minimum $6 fee to see a GP would lead more patients to seek treatment in overcrowded emergency departments including those with conditions that had deteriorated because of deferred care, doctors...
Dan Harrison Federal Labor's rush to launch the National Disability Insurance Scheme before last year's election contributed to it underestimating the cost of trials by almost $400 million, the Coalition says.
Dan Harrison One of the architects of Medicare has called for an increase in the Medicare levy, warning Australians will not accept any change that restricts access to healthcare to those who can pay for it.
Dan Harrison Head of the agency charged with advising the government on private health insurance premium rises says the industry is in 'pretty good nick', despite Abbott government recently signing off on the...
Dan Harrison Government health spending per head rises 37 per cent a year, new figures show.
Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Health Minister Peter Dutton says new figures showing an escalation in health spending demonstrate why the government must cut ''waste'' in health.
Dan Harrison Alcohol industry representatives have rejected the medical profession's call for a national summit to tackle an ''epidemic'' of booze-related harm.
Dan Harrison Doctors have expressed concern that proposals to allow private insurers to pay for GP visits might encourage people to change doctors, undermining continuity of care.