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

New pre-conception test checks potential parents for 145 genetic disorders

Nicky Phillips and Amy Corderoy Julie Cini had never heard of spinal muscular atrophy before her daughter Montanna was born, limp and floppy from the mostly fatal muscle wasting disease.

3D-printed hearts will help surgeons better prepare for operations


Amy Corderoy Sydney hospitals are preparing to use 3D printers to produce life-size replicas of their patients' hearts to prepare for surgery.

Call to change patent law after US gene ruling


Amy Corderoy Human genes will no longer be controlled by private companies in America after a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.


Companies can't patent genes, US court rules

Amy Corderoy Decision hailed by Australian lawyers challenging the patent on 'breast cancer gene' BRCA1.

Silk Road

Teens visit hidden website for drugs

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Amy Corderoy Teenagers as young as 16 are using the underground drug sales website Silk Road, the Fairfax Media Global Drug Survey reveals.

Government anti-boozing site links children to online dating, peptides webpages

Amy Corderoy CHILDREN have been redirected to adult relationship advice, instructions on taking peptides and other inappropriate content through a new government site designed to raise awareness about alcohol...

State's anti-boozing site links children to online dating, peptides webpages


Amy Corderoy Experts say the links on a government site about alcohol misuse are irresponsible and dangerous.

Dangerous new drugs sold on web 'silk road'


Amy Corderoy Dangerous new psychoactive drugs are emerging in Australia at a breathtaking rate, say experts conducting groundbreaking research into online drug sales.

Key to cure is evolution and revolution

Cancer research and development

Amy Corderoy This week, we found the cure for cancer. And last month, as well. In fact, cures and treatments are being regularly discovered in laboratories across the world.

Electronic prescription system could help cut errors


Amy Corderoy, HEALTH Electronic prescribing systems could drastically cut previously intractable hospital medication errors, a study of two Sydney hospitals has found.

Hospital help's magnetic attraction


Amy Corderoy Health THEY don't have much of a bedside manner, but the newest staff members at Royal North Shore Hospital are willing to work 24/7 and never take a sick day.

Police enter wired world of schizophrenia via 3D device

Amy Corderoy It is not often police will put up with abuse. But officers taking part in a unique mental health training program in NSW are doing just that, using a 3D machine.

Love song for firearms becomes an internet hit

Steve Lee

Amy Corderoy STEVE LEE says he never set out to be an internet hit. He just loves guns - and thought he would write a song about it.

Banks slip scan card into wallets

Visa card

Amy Corderoy MILLIONS of Australians have access to new technology that will make paying for small items quick and easy but may have no idea it is sitting in their pocket.