Using futuristic gels and even living cells, 3D-printing of soft body parts is getting closer.

Accumulated scum on an industrial-sized food mixer has been blamed for a major salmonella outbreak at the Burnside War Memorial Hospital in Adelaide.

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced the launch of a review of the 5,700 medical services subsidised under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Sexual problems are often an unspoken side-effect for the 3.72 million Australians living with cardiovascular disease, but one expert wants to lift the lid.

Experts say hot conditions make for more dangerous work.

Australian medical researchers have unlocked a central part of the way mitochondria behave.

Exciting results have come from a trial using two existing drugs to fight brain cancer.

The well-publicised hike in the price of an essential medicine this week raises serious issues about the design of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an intellectual property expert has warned.

The Australians behind vital and exciting research combating conditions like cancer, depression and birth defects will be recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony this week.

Bio-engineers have a developed a 3D-printed implant that can help regrow damaged nerves.

Health Minister Sussan Ley has survived the weekend’s cabinet reshuffle, but important parts of health policy may not be covered.

The Queensland Government has unveiled $6 million worth of new community health programs aimed at tackling ice addiction.

New research suggests antibacterial soaps do not do as much as some might expect.

Australian vitamin supplier Swisse has been sold for $1.67 billion to Hong Kong-listed firm Biostime.

Fourteen years ago, GlaxoSmithKline published a study claiming the antidepressant paroxetine was safe and effective for teenagers, but now researchers say the opposite is true.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is helping more states get National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds.

Smoggy, polluted and otherwise dirty air is well known to carry some serious health risks, but Australian scientists have for the first time got a glimpse of what might be happening at the molecular level.

Engineers in the US have reported on an advanced robotic hand wired directly into a paralysed man’s brain, providing feedback that allows him to ‘feel’.

New stats suggest that over a quarter of hospitalisations of older Australians could be caused by poor medication-related primary care before admission – costing the Australian health system $300 million a year.

New findings are leading experts to look at cancer on a much longer timescale.

US researchers have created a tiny implant that can attract and capture cancer cells before they overtake the body.

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