Nyngan – a small town in rural NSW – is fighting to stop violence against emergency service workers.

Top government officials are looking at public hospital funding reforms that could see consumers pay more.

A new report says Queensland suffered “catastrophic failings” in its handling of black lung.

A study has found a 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths in nursing home residents over the past decade.

As genetic testing becomes a cheaper and more powerful medical tool, experts are concerned about how the insurance industry treats it.

The Northern Territory and South Australia are joining forces to bid collectively for new services.

Researchers have linked forty new genes with intelligence.

West Australian researchers say giving trans or gender diverse kids hormone to suppress puberty can improve their mental health.

Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has announced a $400 million philanthropic donation.

The AMA says Tasmania’s hospital system has decayed to the point that it is now unsafe.

British researchers say ‘healthy’ obese people still have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

The WA Government is looking to ban unvaccinated kids from childcare centres.

Medical research could already be suffering under Australia’s new visa laws.

Experts say we need to ask difficult questions about how to reduce the number of Australian children in out-of-home care.

Scientists have linked gut bacteria to anxiety disorders – bringing new meaning to the term ‘butterflies in the stomach’.

Researchers in the US have 3D-printed a scaffold to repair damaged ovaries.

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel vehicles like cars, buses and trucks could be to blame for around 38,000 premature deaths a year.

Australia’s unique 'No Jab No Pay' and 'No Jab No Play' policies could have unintended consequences that need to be assessed, experts say.

Australian children are outgrowing some allergies, but there continues to be remarkably high rates of allergic disease.

Swiss engineers have developed a high-tech exoskeleton that recognises the loss of balance and prevents falling.

ANU researchers are building a brain-on-a-chip – a system of circuits made out of brain cells.

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A giant chunk of Antarctica will soon break free, but what does it mean for the rest of the Earth?

Rates of autism diagnosis have increased 20 fold over the last 30 years, and no, it’s not because of vaccines.

NASA has sent a robot into space that will hitchhike through the Solar System on the back of an asteroid.

I went to a science talk looking for controversy but all I found was science.

‘Ninety-seven per cent of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming’ – a statement about agreement that not everyone agrees on.

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