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Alexandra Back University of Canberra researchers hope to develop a new treatment aimed at preventing the spread of cancer within the body with the launch of a new company.
Harriet Alexander The chief executive officer of the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) has quietly vacated her position following a controversial probe into the rate of organ donation in Australia that largely vindicated her performance.
Esther Han Australian leafy greens, linked with a growing salmonella outbreak, may have been exported to Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Liam Mannix, Marissa Calligeros Four people living in the Brunswick area have contracted the disease.
Rachel Feltman You probably haven't given them much thought, but it's actually a life-saving reflex.
Harriet Alexander Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer face a confusing array of treatment choices, each with its own price tag and idiosyncratic side effects.
Bridie Smith Patients left paralysed by injury or illness could be back on their feet again, thanks to a breakthrough by Melbourne researchers who have designed a revolutionary bionic spine.
Esther Han Lite n' Easy has warned its customers to not eat the salad component of meals delivered this week because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
It appears salmonella might not be the only thing you could catch yourself finding in lettuce and salad mixes.
An urgent national recall has been issued for pre-packaged lettuce that is linked to a salmonella outbreak.
Lakshmi Singh Not all complementary therapies are classified as 'quackery', some are proving to be effective adjuncts to mainstream treatment.
Chinese medicine purchased over the counter in Australia has been found to contain the DNA of endangered species.
Sarah Muller A new cancer research project led by Australian scientists analysing 70,000 cancer samples may be a "game-changer" for research, diagnosis and treatment.
Christopher Ingraham As it turns out, at least one stoner stereotype might be true.
Sara Solovitch It was in November 2012 that Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him across the country to a clinical trial at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Han Nguyen If someone women have a social connection with yawns, they are more likely to also yawn than are men in the same situation.
Amy Ellis Nutt It torments the young and terrorises the old. Loneliness, long a bane of humanity, is increasingly seen today as a serious public health hazard.
Helen Coster Is it right to wipe out an entire species? And could we do it, even if we wanted to?
Jan Hoffman For thousands of years, the dreams and visions of the dying have captivated cultures. But doctors tend to give them a wide berth, because 'we don't know what the hell they are'.
Sarah Muller While the overall rates of asbestos-related diseases have slowed, Australians are now most likely to be affected by asbestos at home, a new medical report reveals.