Atul Gawande is thinking about death. Which is a funny thing, really, because he's the type of doctor who gives you the feeling he would definitely save your life.
Scott Hannaford Across Australia increasing numbers of families are turning to cannabis as a last resort to relieve their children's seizures, chronic pain and a host of other suffering. But with no legal supply and many doctors unwilling to discuss use of an illegal drug, they are left to run the gauntlet of trial and error and the uncertainties of the black market. In this first part of a series looking at the medicinal cannabis debate, Scott Hannaford meets one family facing tough choices.
Marcus Strom A machine invented by an Australian scientist that can "unboil an egg" by unfolding the proteins in egg whites back to their natural state has been hailed as a potential game-changer for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment.
Amy Corderoy Few people screened for certain cancers are being informed of risks from potentially dangerous treatments.
Amy Corderoy The nation's peak health body has halved the blood lead levels that it considers concerning, warning there is no safe level of lead exposure.
Sarah Berry Intuitively we know our feelings are linked with our guts.
Julia Medew A comprehensive health check for children aged three to five has been scrapped by the federal government to save about $144 million over four years, angering GPs and speech pathologists.
Konrad Marshall Dr Rodney Syme said hosts of a prestigious national medical event demonstrated "amazing cowardice" by retracting his invitation to speak.
Bianca Hall Susan Sypkens first noticed something was amiss with her husband, John, 15 years ago, when he started to forget small details and lose things.
Nicky Phillips The little blue pill that gives men more oomph in the bedroom has an unexpected benefit - it can slow the spread of malaria.
The Baird government has cleared AGL of any "adverse findings" after a probe into the discovery of banned ...