Amy Corderoy

Amy Corderoy

Amy is Health Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. Before working at the Herald she worked as a freelance journalist and radio presenter, as well as writing for a number of publications for doctors. She also keeps a health blog at www.dailylife.com.au.

Scientists calling for volunteers who have suffered eating disorder anorexia nervosa

Amy Corderoy Thousands of people who have suffered from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa will be asked to volunteer to have their genomes mapped as part of a global push to discover the genetic drivers of the...

Vaccine expert Julie Leask says internet outrage about vaccination risks make problem worse

About 3 per cent of children are not up-to-date with vaccines  because parents have safety concerns.

Amy Corderoy, health editor Online debates about whether vaccinations are safe are unlikely to convince doubters to vaccinate - so why do they stir such emotional responses in people?

NSW election: Labor leads the way in more women in Parliament

Women storm politics: Eleni Petinos, Jodi McKay, Verity Firth, Jo Haylen, Bronnie Taylor, Jessica Price-Purnell, and Jenny Leong.

Amy Corderoy Despite almost half the Labor politicians in the lower house of Parliament being women, two star candidates, Penny Sharpe and Verity Firth, have missed out.

NSW state election 2015: Live blog, Wednesday March 25

Mike Baird and Luke Foley.

Amy Corderoy The NSW state election 2015 live blog brings you all the news you need to know as voters prepare to head to the polls.

NSW state election 2015: Live blog, Tuesday March 24

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Amy Corderoy The NSW state election 2015 live blog brings you all the news you need to know as voters prepare to head to the polls.

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NSW election: Labor pledges free whooping cough vaccines for pregnant women

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Amy Corderoy and James Robertson Free whooping cough immunisations will be offered to women in their third trimester of pregnancy through GP clinics.

Union says increase in ambulance call-outs is putting paramedic and patient safety at risk

Amy Corderoy The state's ambulance service has made no requests to hire more paramedics despite a huge blow-out in call-out length and frequency over the past four years, information provided to...

NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird to hire another 700 doctors, 2100 nurses

Amy Corderoy Thousands more doctors, nurses and other frontline medical staff will be hired under a Liberal party election promise announced on Tuesday.

NSW Election 2015: Coalition promises big spend on hospitals, doctors

Amy Corderoy and James Robertson Thousands more doctors, nurses and other frontline medical staff will be hired and more elective surgeries performed under a Liberal Party election promise to be announced Tuesday.

Paediatric surgeons speak out about crisis in child surgery in NSW

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Amy Corderoy Desperate paediatric surgeons have taken the extraordinary step of writing an open letter to the state's politicians begging them to fix a crisis in child surgery in NSW.

Baird pledges $2.3 million to fight fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, new centre

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Julie Power and Amy Corderoy The first dedicated Australian health centre to diagnose and treat children damaged by his or her mother's drinking during pregnancy will open at Westmead Children's Hospital if the Baird government...

NSW state election 2015: Manly Hospital conditions are 'third world', says oncologist Michael Copeman

Dr Michael Copeman has spoken out about the conditions at Manly Hospital.

Amy Corderoy and James Robertson Cancer patients at Manly Hospital are being kept in "third world" conditions lacking privacy and dignity, according to a frustrated oncologist who says his complaints have been ignored by Premier...

Labor to mandate nurse-to-patient ratios in hospital emergency departments

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley with Pam Illingworth, Pushpa Prasad and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at St George Hospital in Sydney on Tuesday.

Amy Corderoy and James Robertson Every nurse in the state's emergency wards will be responsible for no more than three patients at a time under a Labor election policy released on Tuesday.

NSW state election: Labor Central Coast campaign launched with promises but no electricity privatisation

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley  at the Central Coast campaign launch at the Central Coast Leagues Club in Gosford.

Amy Corderoy Labor has launched its Central Coast campaign by promising it too will expand local hospitals and upgrade roads without "blackmailing" voters by linking the improvements to electricity privatisation.

The four charts that will terrify you if you, or anyone you love, has a mental illness

The results of a new survey paint a terrifying picture about the state of mental healthcare in NSW.

Amy Corderoy They're four simple charts that should terrify you if you, or anyone you love, suffers from a mental illness.

Luke Foley says Alan Fels' appointment as electricity price tsar 'shortest of short-term fixes'

Professor Fels said he had no particular views on privatisation.

Amy Corderoy NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has rejected claims by former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission head Alan Fels that it is "highly improbable" electricity prices will go up if the state's...

Luke Foley promises Labor would add 500 paramedics

Amy Corderoy An additional 500 paramedics would be hired over the next four years under a Labor election policy announced on Sunday.

Mental health funding crisis: doctors planning to quit over lack of resources

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Amy Corderoy Mental health care is heading towards a crisis in NSW with many of the state's psychiatrists likely to leave the public system this year because of "grossly inadequate" resources and low morale.

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NSW kangaroo meat fails basic hygiene tests

Amy Corderoy Kangaroo harvesters have been discovered not adhering to the most basic of hygiene standards, documents obtained under freedom of information show.

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Health policy: Beyond waiting lists and emergency rooms

Breast cancer sufferer Melanie Cage relaxes at her home in Lawson with her daughter Shaylee and dog Max.

Amy Corderoy and Harriet Alexander Our health system is the envy of the world. We have some of the best outcomes and lowest costs in everything from cancer to hospital errors.