Macquarie University has enlisted some help for its push to create the world’s first totally synthetic life form.

A touching Australian charity effort has extended the life of one young Timorese boy.

Many of the big Australian health groups want the Federal Government to do more about the Ebola outbreak in Africa, but the Foreign Minister says the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not asked.

The Federal Government is softening the ground ahead of the Medibank Private sale.

Scientists have learned a little bit more about the physical process of remembering.

European scientists say chemotherapy and radiotherapy are safe for unborn babies.

Federal Government health spending has dropped to a record low, according to new figures.

The face of the adult human is covered in microscopic eight-legged creatures, not an appealing image, but it could help trace our path across the planet.

Despite their constant grinning, research shows that some dogs are distinctly more pessimistic than others.

Research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown that carbon pricing and climate action are not just for greenies – they can have real economic benefits as well.

Activists have stormed Parliament House this week, getting extremely close to prominent politicians to make sure their message was heard.

The weekend saw the African nation of Sierra Leone in lockdown as a measure to stop the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

A new study has suggested that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders.

Unions say rampant overcrowding at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has turned deadly.

An Australian National University (ANU) researcher says labelling premenstrual symptoms as a psychiatric disorder is unethical and oppressive to women.

Australian bio-engineers have successfully made synthetic materials which encourage bone formation.

Research has shown paramedics have the highest injury rate of any individual occupation in Australia.

Gambling and its impact on public health will be a key focus for a major conference this week.

A study has found the protocols for high-tech medicine are becoming accepted worldwide, an important step for the future of many treatments.

Researchers have developed a robot spleen to fight sepsis – a major cause of deaths in intensive care.

Reports say the opening of a new hospital could put hundreds of healthcare jobs at risk.

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