Townsville currently has no dengue fever outbreaks - for the first time in 15 years.

A fascinating study has been published on the unique case of a woman who could not feel pain - until she gave birth.

The Fair Work Commission has taken Federal Court action against the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) and its WA branch secretary.

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, and experts are pushing for the expansion of an ACT-based initiative that could save lives.

A high-tech study has revealed that the human brain really does learn from failure.

The Supreme Court of Victoria will not force the Melbourne City Council to crack down on a decades-old protest in which members of religious groups harass and intimidate women as they enter an abortion clinic.

Eating organic foods may be good for personal gratification or Facebook posts, but new research suggests it may not be all the people think.

Deakin University experts are developing a pocket-sized psychologist.

Bowel Cancer Australia has released a new report in which five leading cancer specialists argue that it is drastically underfunded.

Australian researchers have for the first time caught a snapshot of immune cells working to defeat infection.

The New South Wales Health Minister has apologised to an elderly woman who fell on a footpath and had to wait there for hours before an ambulance came.

Experts say there must be a better level of debate on health funding, after an NT minister said treating the elderly came at the expense of children.

In a time when a lot of public health knowledge comes from Dr Oz or WebMD, researchers have assessed the powerful role of media in the creation of patient expectations, especially for pregnancy and birth.

Former Health Services Union (HSU) boss Kathy Jackson has been ordered to pay over $1.3 million in compensation misappropriating union funds.

A legal expert says pub and club lockout laws might not be the reason alcohol-fuelled violence is down in some cities, despite claims of their success.

A new survey suggests chronic job insecurity has led to a mental health crisis and high rates of suicide among Australian commercial fishers.

The Victorian Government is introducing new 'no jab, no play' laws, banning unvaccinated kids from child care and kindergarten.

Queensland researchers are about to start a set of clinical trials that could be a huge help for victims of stroke and brain injury.

Local researchers are getting close to a new weight loss pill.

The Grattan Institute says far too many patients in Australian hospitals get a treatment they should not receive, even against evidence that the treatment is unnecessary or does not work.

An international team of scientists is reviving an endangered species by awakening sperm from specimens that died decades ago.

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