''It's like buying a Rolls Royce and finding a V-Dub engine in it.''
A secret recording of a high stakes medical exam that purports to expose discrimination against a trainee within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is being investigated.
The first time Dylan Raath's knee gave way, he heard an ominous crack. He was running with a football in his hands, got tackled from behind, and twisted his left knee so hard it ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Mr Raath remembers the sound of it tearing well.
Sudden spell of intense confusion after surgery has recently been found to signal longer term, catastrophic outcomes for patients including death and dementia.
The "waggle" dance of honey bees has led to human trials on how to prevent jet lag experienced by many people after surgery.
The promise of a new centre for biomedical engineering based in Melbourne hangs in the balance after the federal government refused a request from the Andrews government for $60 million.
It looks like a tiny chicken-wire cage and it's saving lives and improving quality of life for hundreds of stroke patients in Australia.
About one in five Australians aged 45 to 75 are at high risk of heart attack or stroke, but close to one million are failing to take the recommended life-saving medications, a new study has found.
The largest study ever into the impact of general anaesthetic on babies has found it is no more damaging to their brains than local anaesthetic at two years old.
We're eating healthier than ever - but we are still making one enormous mistake.
Some herbal supplements and vitamins can interact with prescription drugs in dangerous ways, research suggests.
Darren Saunders was looking for a cure for pancreatic cancer - but he has had to walk away from his work.
The company that sells Nurofen has been fined more than $1 million for misleading consumers about its specific pain products.
W-18 promised to be a potent, less addictive pain killer, but the dangerous drug has found its way into the hands of consumers in search of a cheap and legal high.
Some surgeons working in private hospitals are charging 15 times what their peers charge for the same procedure, and many have wildly different complication rates, new data shows.
Doctors have declared war on chiropractors amid outrage over an "eye watering" video showing a Melbourne chiropractor manipulating a newborn baby's spine.
A record number of people were infected with Ross River virus last year in what doctors believe may be a consequence of global warming.
In the search for a cause, psychological, social, environmental and genetic factors have all been targeted. But what if everyone's been looking in the wrong place? What if anorexia nervosa is caused by a bacterial infection?
Elka Johansson was born with a big heart. It was inherited from her mother. And it had the potential to kill her.
The cost of treatment varies wildly across Sydney, with some public hospitals spending nearly twice as much as others to deliver the same procedure
Victorian hospitals including Frankston and Casey hospitals spend the least on patient care out of all of Australia's major public hospitals, a report says.
Thirty-eight per cent of practitioners are likely or highly likely to leave their jobs.
Victorians have been subjected to a campaign of clandestine "nudges" to encourage us to consume healthier alternatives to the alcohol and sugar we seem to crave.
Why you should think twice before giving your child their first taste of alcohol.
Forgetful, fidgety and hyperactive? You might have had ADHD all your life, and not known it. Under-diagnosed and misunderstood, help is not easy to access.
Four in ten people continue to experience pain after back surgery and the success rate was 50 per cent "at best'', a study has found.
Eating junk food may not be as bad as we think for people with heart problems, a study says.
Marriage has long been thought to be beneficial - both in sickness and in health. But a study suggests that widows actually suffer less stress and frailty than wives whose husbands are still alive.
Some of the telltale tidings that flu season will soon be upon us are starting to appear.
A blood test to detect Parkinson's disease has been developed by Australian researchers, a breakthrough which will allow for earlier intervention and treatment of the debilitating condition.