It started as an embarrassing joke. Shane Barnbrook accidentally swallowed a chicken bone while eating dinner and he knew it would have to come out.
Rania Spooner and Carolyn Webb Victorians struck by the Ross River virus outbreak - including a doctor who says he was infected by a mosquito in Melbourne's northeast - have described how debilitating symptoms are interfering with their lives.
Amy Remeikis When Ann Maree Mulders woke up still feeling unwell, she didn't know 11 centimetres was about to change her life.
Kate Aubusson An extra 40-minute stroll every day could mean fewer days in hospital for older Australians, new research shows.
Kate Aubusson The AMA says Australia's public hospitals – in every state and territory – are in a constant 'state of emergency' due to inadequate funding and over-stretched resources.
Esther Han Here's another problem for Medibank customers.
Julia Medew Kathy Bell didn't want to see a sick person in the mirror. Nor did she want others to immediately view her as a cancer patient in need of sympathy.
Kate Aubusson When trauma is the new normal for parents of children with cancer, researchers are driven to search for better cures with $11.6 million in state government funding.
Lucy Cormack The number of people with dementia in Australia will cost the community more than $14 billion this year alone.
Miki Perkins The number of people with dementia is predicted to soar. How will we afford it?