Melissa Davey Doctors and tests cannot always find the answers to legitimate ailments.
Melissa Davey After an argument with his elderly mother about his smoking, Terrence Kain strangled her to death. Then, he phoned his sister. "Mum's dead," he told her. "I strangled her. She's dead."
Melissa Davey, Philip Ly The young drivers most at risk of crashing have higher rates of depression and anxiety.
Melissa Davey Australia's food supply risks carrying aggressive and drug-resistant strains of disease unless a class of antibiotics used in pigs and cattle is banned, a leading microbiologist says.
Melissa Davey, Philip Ly The number of Australian women giving birth in their 50s has more than doubled over five years, with 53 women aged 50 or over recorded as having children in 2011.
Melissa Davey The health problems associated with sitting down for hours on end are so deadly that inactivity is as risky as smoking, says a researcher who has spent the past decade studying office environments.
Melissa Davey Parents will be forced to vaccinate their children or register for an exemption to enrol them in childcare under changes to the Public Health Act which passed through cabinet on Monday night.
Melissa Davey More than 185,000 Australians will no longer be diagnosed with cannabis use disorders under changes to the controversial diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, released this month.
Melissa Davey Experts urge action to counter the abuse of anxiety and insomnia drugs.
Melissa Davey Legislation allowing childcare centres and preschools to ban unimmunised children would be ''draconian'' and unnecessary, a child immunisation expert from the University of Sydney said.
Melissa Davey and Deborah Gough Seema Singh's doctor has told her to rest more before her baby is born.
Melissa Davey It was surprise enough for Arlene Gorey when, just seven weeks pregnant, she found out she was having twins. But it was an even bigger shock when they entered the world at just 27 weeks gestation.
Melissa Davey It is a genetic condition that is incurable, life-shortening and causes a suffocating build-up of mucus on the lungs.
Melissa Davey More than 100,000 people are homeless in Australia, with nearly 7000 sleeping rough on streets and in parks and public spaces, new research shows.
Melissa Davey A father has been blocked by the AFL and Cricket Australia from taking out advertisements promoting a healthy lifestyle, with the sporting authorities saying it would conflict with their sponsorships...
Melissa Davey Australians are living longer but with increasing levels of chronic and disabling conditions such as back pain, depression, obesity and anxiety.
Melissa Davey and Dan Harrison Australians have the fifth-highest out-of-pocket healthcare costs in the world, with patients here paying twice as much as those in Britain or France.
Melissa Davey Surgeons across Australia are urging a change to the nation's drinking culture, saying they are tired of patching up people hurt as a result of drunken violence.
Melissa Davey Some of Australia's top surgeons are sick of dealing with the aftermath of the average night out on the town.
Melissa Davey The federal government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee will release its recommendations on the ''abortion drug'' RU486 on Friday, including whether it should be subsidised by taxpayers.