Since my two sons were diagnosed with autism, the learning curve for our family has been steep. In a way, it reflects how much society has learned since the days of Rain Man and the 'refrigerator mother' theory.
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
A few years ago, we heard that processed meat was carcinogenic to humans, and red meat probably was too. Then it was "very hot" drinks (but not coffee specifically) — and the list of cancer-causing substances goes on. But what does it all really mean?
The true extent of the deadly lung disease affecting stonemasons who cut engineered stone kitchen benchtops is hidden and the entire workforce should be urgently medically tested, according to an international expert.
One day Judi Green heard a "horrific bang" in her head. In a split second, her life shattered — and so did her family. Piecing it back together would take decades, a lot of forgiveness and a little bit of luck.
Eve van Grafhorst was almost three when she was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. Then she was banned from childcare, and eventually her family was hounded to New Zealand where they started a new life.
How soon should you tell a date about a hidden chronic illness or mental health issue? Should it be on your Tinder profile, or is it a conversation for further down the track? Kylie Maslen knows how hard it can be.