Disease and Treatment

Those close to death seem to have insights on life that the rest of us fail to understand, as we race through our seemingly infinite days.

The Damiani family's story has been described as a breathtaking example of how medicine can be transformed by the determination of ordinary people.

Chloe Palmer-Simpson was just 18 when she was involved in a head-on car crash near her home in Bargo in New South Wales.

When you think about living dangerously - smoking, drinking and other risk taking behaviours may be the first things that come to mind.

Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They've allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery.

We all know that exercise is good for us but Anja Taylor reveals just how effective it can be in treating diabetes, heart disease, depression and cancer.

Pop quiz:
Which nation has grown fatter faster, and currently holds the world's overweight title? The United States, Australia or Mexico?
A. Mexico.

Pop quiz:
Which nation has grown fatter faster, and currently holds the world's overweight title? The United States, Australia or Mexico?
A. Mexico.

It sounds like a benign coordinate or reference number but make no mistake H5N1 is far from benign.

Every day in Australia over 40 000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls.