In a drawing room above his laboratory, chemist Humphry Davy threw quite the soiree. But his nitrous oxide parties were more than a rollicking good time: they led to the discovery of anaesthesia.
Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.
Halouma Pittock has a rare form of cancer and spends $4,500 every three weeks for an immunotherapy drug which is not subsidised by the PBS.
To get income protection and life insurance, Julie Gilbert had to declare she had received counselling for sexual abuse she says she suffered as a child and grant the insurer access to her medical history. Now, advocates want the industry to change, saying the practice goes too far and is an "unfair breach" of Australians' privacy.
Fractures, head injuries, internal bleeding — welcome to the "festive season" as viewed by those working in our hospital trauma wards at Christmas time, write Jennifer Jamieson and Simon Hendel.
A type of breast implant popular in Australia is pulled from the market in Europe after being linked to a rare kind of blood cancer, but the local health regulator says existing stock can still be used here.
Alisha Kapoor is only five and has spent almost her whole life inside the four walls of a hospital room because of a rare genetic disorder. Only now is she beginning to see the outside world.
Patients in regional Australia will soon be able to be treated by doctors on medical jets, saving crucial time and lives.