A new project focusing on Indigenous-led health initiatives is aiming to help address disproportionate rates of hepatitis and HIV in First Nations communities.
Testing of airborne particles and their effect on workers' lungs may be failing to identify harmful materials, despite a recent ban on engineered stone.
Melbourne researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute have found a way to regenerate insulin production in damaged pancreatic cells.
Western Australia has joined other states in expressing support for a national ban on the future use of deadly disease-causing engineered stone.
The Minns government has faced the largest protest in its existence after angry construction workers demanded engineered stone be banned.
Cholera deaths and infections have been confirmed in Sudan for the first time since the war between rival military factions began, health authorities say.
A commercial chicken product is the probable cause of nine listeria cases in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, according to health investigators.
Australia's chief vet has reassured Indonesian authorities that Australia remains free of the potentially deadly lumpy skin disease.
Two custom-built STI test vending machines will be rolled out across regional Victoria to improve communities' sexual health.
A health alert has been issued in Queensland after a man unknowingly infected with measles visited multiple businesses after flying from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Queenslanders will get free flu jabs with the state already recording more cases than last year amid concerns about the disease spreading among children.
Queenslanders will get free flu jabs with the state already recording more cases than last year as concerns grow about the disease spreading among children.
An inquest has found health systems failed three women from a remote Queensland community who had rheumatic heart disease and died within 18 months.
A registry to detect and combat "unacceptable" workplace respiratory diseases such as silicosis will be set up, introducing mandatory reporting laws.
Researchers have found a new way to target a flesh-eating disease originating from a common bacteria for which treatments are limited and ineffective.
Health authorities in NSW and Queensland have issued measles alerts after the emergence of three cases of the highly contagious infection.
The World Health Organisation has described the global H5N1 bird flu situation as "worrying" after two human cases of the disease were reported in Cambodia.
Women who have quality relationships in their 40s and 50s are less likely to develop multiple chronic conditions in older age, a study suggests.
Scientists have developed a new Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine for pigs to help stop the spread of this mosquito-borne disease.
An Auckland adult who attended a music festival while infectious has tested positive to measles in New Zealand's first case since 2020.
The latest peaks of COVID-19 cases are falling around the country, but one state is battling a surge in infections.
New targeted painkillers potentially requiring fewer doses and with less side effects are being developed by a University of Queensland startup.
Australia is set to launch the world's first patient registry for Haemochromatosis, a genetic disorder where the body absorbs dangerous levels of iron.
Anthony Albanese says mental health concerns were one of the reasons why broad mask mandates haven't been recommended to return.
Two people exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus in North Queensland are set to receive antibody treatment.
A biennial report into Australia's overall health has laid bare the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on death rates, mental health and vulnerable communities.
The two-year-old child is in intensive care at a Queensland hospital, where they've been given diphtheria antitoxin, antibiotics and respiratory support.
After a COVID-19 cancellation, riders will finally complete the last leg of a 900km ride from Canberra to Melbourne to raise funds for ovarian cancer research.
A Sydney man who recently returned from Queensland is the latest person to be diagnosed with monkeypox.
While the monkeypox outbreak is unusual, it remains "containable" and limited, the WHO says, and it is convening further meetings.
France has reported a suspected case of the monkeypox virus while Sweden and Italy confirmed new cases amid signs of the virus spreading around the world.