The colours of budgerigars spurred our top science prize winner to be a geneticist.
Not only can our gilled friends become depressed, but some scientists consider fish to be a promising animal model for developing anti-depressants.
The ACT govt has outlined significant failings with the NDIS, as it struggles to absorb its costs.
It has been 27 years since someone tried to stab Martin Bigmore while he was working as a police officer in Victoria.
Almost every time a measles case emerges in Australia, multiple news agencies will run a news story.
The debate over the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes, which are illegal in Australia, will step up a gear this week with the arrival of an outspoken, British e-cigarette advocate.
Sugary drinks have been targeted by health campaigners in the battle against the bulge.
Plans to remove private health cover for natural therapies such as yoga will leave many in a bind.
Regulating advertising of alcohol to young people is easier said than done.
Melissa and John Grigsbey had just taken their newborn daughter home when there was a phone call. Something wasn't quite right.
Women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer will soon be able to undergo free genetic tests to see if they are at risk of developing the potentially deadly diseases.
Obese children will soon outnumber woefully underweight children worldwide, according to a major new study that typifies the changing silhouette of malnutrition.
A new study has shown smoking deaths are likely to rise in the next decade.
Low breastfeeding rates and baby formula marketing have raised the ire of delegates at the World Health Organisation's Western Pacific meeting on Tuesday.
Researchers have found an important link between a mother's immune history and severity of symptoms in children with autism.
The richer you are, the healthier your heart is, new data confirms.
Australia is not immune to potentially deadly infectious diseases pandemics, the World Health Organisation regional director has warned.
A little fish tank sits unwatched in a bustling tearoom at St Vincent's Hospital.
A breakthrough leukaemia and lymphoma drug that normally costs $187,000 per treatment will become easily affordable under a new government subsidy.
Aaron Dalley of Bonnells Bay faces amputations following near-fatal complications from streptococcus infection
A Lake Macquarie man will have his hands and feet amputated this week after suffering catastrophic complications from a streptococcus infection.
A proposal to create a new euthanasia pill using a cocktail of legal medication has been slammed by assisted dying advocates on the eve of one of state parliament's most contentious debates.
Hospitals across the country will throw open their doors next month to international auditors, as part of rigorous examinations of local policies addressing pandemics and public health emergencies.
A forensic toxicologist thinks the benefits of Canberra's pill testing trial have been oversold.
An updated vaccine that will protect recipients against almost all cervical cancers will be given free to Australian students.
Surgeons who deny their specialty have a bullying problem are dragging their feet when it comes to completing compulsory training designed to quash the toxic culture.
Why does the flu knock out some people for a few days and kill others?
Her family make jokes about coat hangers, friends call her “the arborist” because they don’t want to say “abortion”. But Kitty Grozdich is proud of her work.
Elderly people are being taken to emergency departments in their final hours of life and dying "under fluorescent lighting in a hospital cubical" because many aged-care homes are not equipped to provide palliative care.
Vanika Idnani was three days shy of her fourth birthday when she died of influenza in her parent's bed.
A new surgical aid is helping doctors perform safer, more complex reconstructive surgery after mastectomy for women with breast cancer.