When a young man recently turned up at a rural drug and alcohol service seeking help for an infection, staff knew this wasn't just another addict. The scaly skin on his arm was the sign a new drug had arrived in Australia, writes Julaine Allan.
Ever wondered why we don't have pharmacies in our supermarkets? It's because of the Pharmacy Guild, a powerful lobby group that is very good at getting what it wants.
With recent research linking ultra-processed food to weight gain, disease and death, you might be trying to cut down on your intake. Here's what "ultra-processed" actually means and how to read food packaging to spot it.
There are differences between the male and female heart, which may explain conflicting symptoms when it comes to heart disease, research shows.
People undergoing genetic testing will have more certainty about whether the variants in their genes risk causing cancer or are completely harmless, after a new international study.
I may have only five years left to live, but knowing that I can now choose a gentle death has calmed the fear and anxiety I have lived with for so long, writes Nia Sims.
Chrys Barker has been confined to a wheelchair and in need of 24-hour care since being critically injured in a car accident in 2014. He's now been awarded what is believed to be the biggest single personal injury settlement in Queensland.