There's a good chance this news will make you groan with guilt. But then again, it might also get you moving and prolong your life.
Julia Medew is Health Editor at The Age.
Expensive robotic prostate surgery, marketed as "ground breaking", "revolutionary" and "nerve sparing", has been found to be no better at preserving men's urinary continence and sexual function.
A non-prescription HIV test that gives a result in 15 minutes could soon be available in Australia.
Research has revealed most migrant sex workers are satisfied with their working conditions in Australia, but some feel isolated and are working off debts incurred to travel here.
It has to be one of the most invasive questions you could ask somebody before a date: Do you have HIV and if so, how infectious are you?
The world's HIV pandemic could be wiped out by a revolutionary preventative pill, but investment in the class of drugs involved is likely to be blocked by discriminatory attitudes towards homosexuals, sex workers and drug users, a top scientist says.
Doctors are urging people to find a regular GP who they can trust and call on after hours to help stem a rise in unnecessary and costly hospital visits.
Drug users are rejecting a new batch of syringes in Australia's needle exchange programs, saying they're too blunt and that the tips are snapping off in people's arms.
Dr Thomas Goyer started his medical career recommending dubious erectile dysfunction drugs for a business that exploited Australian men. Now he is prescribing "breakthrough" medical weight loss plans that "reset hormones" with "no strict diets or gruelling workouts".
Inadequate medical care, hospital delays and poor resuscitation procedures are contributing to hundreds of infant deaths in Victoria, disturbing new data shows.