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Harriet Alexander and Nicky Phillips 12:15 AM Which complementary medicines work and which ones are a waste of money?
Harriet Alexander 2:13 PM Sue Neville accepted her cancer, endured the treatment and stared down the prospect of imminent death, but she could not cope with the sympathy of friends.
Jill Stark 12:15 AM Shoes are a new luxury for Lynne Weston.
Michael Koziol Frances Zammit remembers the phone call. After eight years of waiting, she would be getting a new kidney – and with it, a new life.
Mark Dapin If Kate Dyer cries, it is usually when she is alone, in front of her computer, in the early hours of the morning.
Craig Butt Short bursts of exercise between periods of sitting down can help people with type 2 diabetes regulate their condition, new research has found.
Harriet Alexander A study of 4600 children has found those who were more active in their late childhood had a lower body weight and lower smaller risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes by their mid-teens.
Amy Corderoy Isla Robinson is a very special little girl. At four years old she might not be old enough to understand it, but on Wednesday she made scientific history.
Harriet Alexander Complementary medicine maker Nigel Pollard has invested millions gathering evidence to show his products work, so he was surprised to learn how little this effort was worth to the government regulator.
Living next to a busy road could increase the risk of obesity, the first research into the effects of noise pollution on waistlines has found.
Julia Medew Health Editor Every year, thousands of Australians are diagnosed with brain tumours and usually they are secondary to other cancers found in their bodies.
Julia Medew A young doctor has accused a senior Melbourne neurosurgeon of being "extremely abusive" towards staff at Monash Medical Centre and says the hospital did not want to know about the constant fear she felt while working there.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Australian managers of the firm that sold Thalidomide to pregnant women in the 1950s and 60s actively covered up concerns it was causing birth defects, according to an explosive statement provided by a company insider.
Julia Medew There are concerns that some doctors' use of fear and humiliation to teach medicine is contributing to high rates of anxiety, depression and burnout among students and undermining patient safety.
Adam Gartrell A new survey will add to the momentum behind a bill to legalise medical marijuana.
Julia Medew Women are at least twice as likely to drop out of surgical training programs as men, fuelling concerns the prestigious profession is too patriarchal and in need of a cultural revolution.
Julia Medew A senior surgeon who has been responsible for training junior doctors at Victoria's largest public hospital service has been accused of bullying, triggering multiple investigations into her conduct.
Marcus Strom A machine invented by an Australian scientist that can "unboil an egg" by unfolding the proteins in egg whites back to their natural state has been hailed as a potential game-changer for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment.
Amy Corderoy Few people screened for certain cancers are being informed of risks from potentially dangerous treatments.
Amy Corderoy The nation's peak health body has halved the blood lead levels that it considers concerning, warning there is no safe level of lead exposure.
Konrad Marshall Dr Rodney Syme said hosts of a prestigious national medical event demonstrated "amazing cowardice" by retracting his invitation to speak.