Joel Robinson is one of Australia's few producers of the beverage mead — and he is doing it with an extremely rare olfactory condition that makes almost everything smell like rotting flesh or burnt rubber.
Marc Russell used to travel the world seeking out adventures. Now he spends much of his time bedridden and needs a cane to get around. The 42-year-old is one of a growing number of men who have come forward with complications from mesh used in hernia surgeries.
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.
Emilio Kennedy is growing up in a home that encourages boys and men to be vulnerable and ask for help, but a study suggests most Australian men are living inside a strict set of traditional ideas about what it means to be a man and it's affecting their mental health.
It's always a long day for RFDS's doctors and nurses when they attend remote bush events, but the effort is worth it for the medical teams and the communities.
A build-up of intestinal gas can trigger abdominal distension, with some gas reabsorbed into the circulation and exhaled in your breath. Holding on too long leads to a build-up of pressure and major discomfort, writes Clare Collins.
Allen Walsh's farm has been bone-dry for 18 months and has had to sell his livestock, but using the power of folk music he has been able to stay positive through the devastating drought.
It's no secret more Australians are obese than in generations past, and with our expanding waistlines has come an increase in interventions to try and control that weight. But these interventions are not being taken up equally between men and women.