Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sydney councillors hit out at 'irresponsible' anti-vaccination promotion

City of Sydney councillors lash a decision to promote an event featuring a prominent anti-vaccination academic on the city's official website as "harmful and irresponsible".



Friday, 17 November 2017

US civil rights icon Jesse Jackson says he is fighting Parkinson's

US civil rights icon Jesse Jackson reveals he has Parkinson's disease but vows to keep working, saying he would "rather wear out than rust out".



Palliative care 'is not simply pain management for terminally ill patients'

When doctor Sally Williams saw an elderly Aboriginal man crying in a corridor of Katherine hospital, it was a turning point in her career.



Hidden, antibiotic-resistant STI emerging as serious health threat

A sexually transmitted disease that may be infecting up to 700,000 Australians without them knowing is becoming so resistant to treatment it may soon become as great a health risk as chlamydia, doctors warn.



Dodge a dose of salmonella with our food safety quiz

What temperature should you cook chicken to be confident you won't spend the next 24 hours in the bathroom? How long can you store meat in the freezer and know it will still be good? And how concerned should you be about reheating a container of takeaway rice?



Thursday, 16 November 2017

What causes flesh-eating necrotising fasciitis? And how is it treated?

A man is in a critical condition after contracting flesh-eating necrotising fasciitis in Victoria. What causes the infection and how is it treated?



Pacific Health mapping initiative turning heads among African health leaders

A team of health researchers from the Pacific has launched their health mapping product at an international forum in Africa.