Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Cnsphoto via Reuters

Major airlines cancelled or cut services to mainland China on Wednesday as the World Health Organisation (WHO) called an urgent meeting over whether t(...)

Sir Fredrick McCoy. Photograph: Wiki Commons

Prof Frederick McCoy is a name all but unknown in Ireland but well remembered by generations of Australian children – not least because it featured pr(...)

Australian bloggers Jolie King and Mark Firkin. File photograph: The Way Overland

Iran has freed an Australian couple detained for more than three months and dropped all charges against them, Australia’s foreign minister Marise Pay(...)

Marianne Hendron with her sons, Jack (left) and Cormac Rabl

Working Abroad Q&A: Marianne Hendron, who is originally from Portadown, is chief executive of a regional women's health service in Ballarat i(...)

Martha Hickey,  professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

As more women live for many years after having had cancer, health professionals are beginning to realise that they need to support them more with the (...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

Bacteria Cells with selective focus. Photograph: iStock

Bacteria are formidable enemies that deploy ingenious strategies for getting around our antibiotics, Dr Kathryn Holt of the University of Melbourne to(...)

Restriction of processed carbohydrates – especially the white and beige ones – are a good idea for many overweight people

The recent results from the TAILORx study (a major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American S(...)

Australia is preparing criminal cartel charges against ANZ, the country’s third-biggest bank and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.3 billion share issue

Australia is preparing criminal cartel charges against the country’s third-biggest bank and underwriters Deutsche Bank and Citigroup over a $2.3 billi(...)

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