The number of Australians hospitalised every year after falling from a ladder has surged nearly 50 per cent over a decade, coinciding with the rise in popularity of do-it-yourself television programs, a review of medical data has found.
Julie Power Nearly three times as many people die each year from falls than car crashes in Australia. Yet international experts say "fall" is often a four-letter word, something many people are reluctant to discuss with those closest to them for fear they will lose independence.
Harriet Alexander Doctors say they have borne the cost of the Medicare freeze, but soon it will be your turn.
Jamie Marcuson When teenage student Breanna Johnson started her project on the brain, she had no idea of the challenge which lay ahead.
Esther Han Complaints about health insurance have hit a record high, driven by one company.
Bridie Smith Researchers have observed for the first time how villainous cancer cells attack and destroy the bone of leukaemia patients using a new "street view' system to zoom in and spy on the invaders.
A new study shows cervical cancer screening is of limited benefit to younger women.
Bridie Smith Australian researchers have discovered that peptides contained in the milk of Tasmanian devils can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections, including golden staph.
Carolyn Webb Volunteers are being sought for a major new drug trial aimed at slowing or halting Alzheimer's disease.
Deborah Snow Lillian Leigh's story highlights the inequities that bedevil the treatment regimes available to different classes of cancer patients.
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