Just in stark economic terms, depression is eye-wateringly expensive. The Australian Psychological Society estimates that every year the disorder drains $12.6 billion from the local economy.
A non-prescription HIV test that gives a result in 15 minutes could soon be available in Australia.
Melissa Allsop was thirty weeks pregnant when she lost consciousness. She woke up two months later, 800 kilometres away from her baby.
When kale and quinoa are bad for you.
Research has revealed most migrant sex workers are satisfied with their working conditions in Australia, but some feel isolated and are working off debts incurred to travel here.
Emma Husar let her crutches do the talking during the election campaign.
A genetic test has been developed that predicts which patients are at most likely to reject transplanted kidneys.
Medibank customers appear to be the most dissatisfied, with complaints to the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman sky-rocketing in the past three years.
A preventative HIV drug being used by thousands of gay men in Australia is being tested on teenagers at high risk of the virus.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy slams reports that dozens of beds and chemotherapy treatment chairs at the recently opened Victorian facility remained closed due to a funding shortfall.
Scientists are close to developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms appear.
Young people cop all the bad press but who really drinks the most alcohol?
A wave of gastroenteritis outbreaks in daycare centres and aged care homes has sent more than 3,300 young children and adults to NSW emergency departments.
To all the parents making a frantic dash down the baby food aisle: you're doing just fine.
Australian men who smoke, drink and live out of the city are fitter than women and exercise more than their clean-living mates, a national study has found.
Australian households are spending about 20 per cent more on health insurance than they were in 2006 and older couples have experienced even steeper rises.
An explosive device will be detonated on the south side of Hammersmith Bridge in 20 minutes," the voice said.
New drugs arrived in time to help me, but the development process is difficult and the cost is high.
The most celebrated cancer hospital in Australia is an outlier for poor performance on measures such as symptom severity and patients' participation in their care.
Enshrined in the very term we use for rhinovirus, this is a myth that refuses to go away.
The NSW government has signed a deal worth $6 million which will see ongoing collaboration in cancer research with the United States.
Enough finger pointing at obese mums. Dads who are obese when they conceive may pass metabolic disease to their children and grandchildren.
Expectant mothers in Canberra will soon have the option of giving birth at home as part of the first publicly-funded trial in the ACT.
Diabetics will pay 50 times more for strips that help them monitor their blood sugar levels after the government removed the subsidy.
Canberra reviewers of the capital's public childbirth courses will take a close look at a Sydney trial which drastically cut caesareans and epidurals.
It has to be one of the most invasive questions you could ask somebody before a date: Do you have HIV and if so, how infectious are you?
Australia's outgoing chief medical officer says economic and health impacts would be "extraordinary" if antibiotic-resistant bugs continue to spread.
A health fund has detected a 20 per cent increase in hospital admissions among one group of patients.
An analysis of 3.9 million healthy non-smokers has found the excess risk of dying prematurely doubles for the overweight and moderately obese.
Deadly cardiovascular disease continues to remain below the radar and hidden, despite heart disease killing more Australians than anything else.