Australians appear to be drinking less alcohol now than at any time in the past 50 years, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Amy Corderoy The nation's plastic surgeons are calling for a mandatory two-week cooling-off period before a person can get cosmetic surgery, and have warned people seeking low-cost procedures they could be putting themselves at risk.
Dan Harrison Almost half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer presented to a GP with symptoms at least twice before being referred to a specialist, a new study has found.
Amy Corderoy Suicide prevention experts need to learn from the success in researching and treating breast cancer seen in Australia if they are going to be able to lower suicide rates, the head of Suicide Prevention Australia says.
Julia Medew Hundreds of Australian women are being "over diagnosed" with breast cancer every year that was never going to cause them harm and about 35,000 are receiving false positive results from mammograms, a leading breast surgeon says.
Nicky Phillips A new test can detect signs of ovarian cancer in four out of five women who have yet to show symptoms of the disease.
Amy Corderoy NSW is in the middle of an unseasonable spike in flu cases, with issuing a public warning for all cruise ship passengers to get vaccinated after a number of outbreaks of the condition on the holiday ships.
Dan Harrison The Darling Downs region in Queensland's south-east is known for producing exquisitely marbled beef, and stats show human inhabitants are similarly far from lean.
Amy Corderoy A study from the Queensland University of Technology has found search engines are very bad at directing people to accurate information when they type in common language descriptions of their medical conditions.
Sarah Berry We already know our chairs are out to kill us.