Parks and bushland are not just a soothing escape from the city grind - they also encourage people to exercise harder and more often.
In a world-first study, Australian researchers are investigating why one out of three stroke victims - even when they appear to make a good recovery - slide into dementia.
Australian food manufacturers and suppliers are pushing to increase the amount of gluten allowed in so-called ''gluten-free'' foods which thousands of people with digestive problems rely on.
Jenny Crandell was diagnosed with coeliac disease when she was 30. Now 39, she recently learnt her oldest child, Rachel, 6, is also coeliac.
Australia's leading anti-tobacco campaigner claims the NSW government has gone too far in forcing its outdoor smoking reforms onto vulnerable psychiatric patients held in public hospitals.
Word is that Kate Middleton is considering HypnoBirthing when she delivers the new heir to the throne.
The growing abuse of the commonly prescribed anxiety and insomnia drug alprazolam has led the peak body for drug regulation in Australia to more tightly restrict its prescription.
Research suggests anorexia sufferers may fare better if doctors stop trying to get them to gain weight and put their focus elsewhere.
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