The number of flu cases in Victoria is three or four times higher than normal and experts say it may only be the tip of the iceberg because we don't test everyone who gets sick.
The anti-vaccination movement has been around since Edward Jenner scraped pus from the skin of sick cows. Here's what's driven the sentiment over the last two centuries.
Health officials for the Caribbean island of St Lucia send 100 free doses of measles vaccine to a cruise ship, which was described as a floating "religious retreat ministering the most advanced level of spiritual counselling in the Scientology religion".
Fungi spend their lives quietly decomposing the planet's organic waste but some have developed resistance to pesticides and a threat to human health is looming, writes Justin Beardsley.
Former boxer Anthony Mundine is under fire over a series of anti-vaccination tweets, with Paralympian Kurt Fearnley labelling him a "peanut" for "promoting fear".
Australians are being urged to check their immunisation history as the number of measles cases in the country climbs towards a five-year high.
In the digital age, casual sex and partners are available at the click of a button. So are dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Grindr to blame for rapidly rising STI rates?
An Adelaide bakery stops selling Vietnamese rolls following an outbreak of salmonella linked to three of its stores. SA Health says nine people have been hospitalised.
Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing global health threat. These five recent examples show us how dangerous it can be, writes Laura Christine McCaughey.