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Amy Corderoy and Kate Aubusson 6:36 PM NSW health authorities fear 11,000 patients from two Sydney dental clinics could have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis because of poor cleaning and equipment sterilisation.
Harriet Alexander For decades it has looked after the health of much of Sydney's Indigenous community from Ermington to Lithgow. But the days are numbered now for the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney.
Konrad Marshall The bassinet looks like any other, but it is not.
Margaret Scheikowski Landmark study shows the death toll that comes with a love of sugary drinks.
Harriet Alexander The region of the brain responsible for new memories and regulating emotions is smaller in the brains of people with recurrent depression, according to a global study that has implications for the treatment of young people.
Bridie Smith Stewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike. But the seizures were debilitating and proved impossible to control with medication.
Matthew Raggatt Some offices are undertaking a trial of an activity based work space, designed to encourage a more flexible and mobile work day.
Kimberley Le Lievre Listen up, ladies. Freezing your eggs is a waste of time.
Inga Ting Australia's 18 to 29-year-olds are so busy their physical and mental health suffers but, apparently, they like it.
Harriet Alexander Up to 40 per cent more people are limping back into acute care after hospitalisation than previously believed.
James Bullen Hipsters beware - skinny jeans might be bad for your health.
Dan Harrison Taxpayers could save $320 million a year by only paying for the best-value drug when cheaper drugs work just as well as more costly ones, according to a report by a former federal health department head.
Nicky Phillips The number of women presenting at emergency departments with alcohol-related injuries is increasing at an alarming rate, a new national study has found.
Andrew Brown A 20-year study of the habits of injecting-drug users has found the rate of people who have contracted HIV as a result of drug use has been "contained."
Scott Hannaford Surveys show nearly three quarters of the population wants the nation's drug laws to change, and politicians across the political spectrum from the Prime Minister down are lining up to agree with them. So what's stopping thousands of sick and dying Australians from getting legal access to cannabis medication? Scott Hannaford meets those pushing hard for change.
Rick Feneley Dr Nicholas Cole is the keeper of thousands of transparent fish that glow with pretty blobs of fluorescent green, evidence they carry a human gene that causes "a true bastard of a disease".
Nicky Phillips It's taken drug companies more than a decade to come up with a female version of the "little blue pill", but by August women who've lost interest in sex may have access to their own version of viagra.
Harriet Alexander Senior public servants anticipate that the federal government's cuts to public hospital will hit the poor the hardest, resulting in longer waiting lists and cuts to services in rural areas, internal documents reveal.
Markus Mannheim Restructure to help unclog "bureaucratic" practices and reduce overwork and 'inappropriate behaviour'.
Harriet Alexander The triggers for lower back pain range from lifting heavy loads to replacing toilet rolls.
Kate Aubusson The US is playing catch up to Australia when it comes to regulating trans fatty acid, but that doesn't mean our food is trans-fat free.
Bridie Smith Scientists have for the first time worked out how a gene linked to one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy works.
Julia Medew, Health Editor Here is what you should consider when you're shopping around for a medical keeper.
Andrew Brown Tony Finneran considers himself pretty lucky despite having a stroke in 2013. But new research from the US shows that his brain could've aged by eight years as a result.
Julia Medew, Health Editor Pharmacists should stop selling dubious products including homeopathy if they want to perform work currently done by doctors under a federal government trial, a leading GP says.
Henry Belot A new study has found a chemical additive commonly found in e-cigarettes could play a role in tobacco dependence and increase the attractiveness of smoking among youth.