Tasmania wants to get into hemp, with vocal backing from numerous councils and MPs.

Government cuts to the CSIRO’s infectious disease research could not have come at a worse time, staff say.

The World Health Organisation says it is ethically acceptable to use unproven drugs and vaccines to fight Africa's Ebola outbreak, but there are already arguments over who should receive the short supply.

Bio-engineers have created a brain-like tissue that shares some functions with our own grey matter, and they kept it alive in a lab for over two months.

Australian scientists have sought answers to an age-old question – what is premenstrual syndrome (PMS) about?

The man pushing to get humans out of the driver’s seat says computers will be better behind the wheel.

The NHMRC will fund five teams looking at different elements of dementia.

The Federal Government has begun subsidising Avastin for women with stage 3 and 4 ovarian cancer.

Hysteria, misinformation and vicious power of the internet are taking a toll on health.

Mental health nursing is one of the most dangerous professions in the country, with alarming stats showing a high rate of assault.

A life-saving solar-powered toilet has been developed for a UN-backed project to improve global sanitation.

Extra GST money allocated for Tasmania’s health system has not been spent they way it was meant.

Senator Nova Peris says all Australians need to push for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people.

Public sector nurses will be paid to quit and sign on with a private employer, reports say.

Mining giant BHP Billiton has been ordered to pay the biggest asbestos exposure settlement in Australian history, but it may not play ball.

A scandal is emerging around the anticoagulant drug dabigatran, marketed as Pradaxa.

Groups representing virtually all of the Australian medical community say that the health issues affecting asylum seeker children are out of hand.

Research continues to show that indoor tanning is a bad idea.

Australian scientists have discovered a gene linked to the cause of the most common form of childhood cancer, neuroblastoma.

Australian nuclear is being boosted this week with the re-animation of Queensland’s uranium industry, and some encouraging words from a former Prime Minister.

A state of emergency has now been declared in Sierra Leone as the death toll from the African Ebola outbreak tops 800.

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