Australian managers of the firm that sold Thalidomide to pregnant women in the 1950s and 60s actively covered up concerns it was causing birth defects, according to an explosive statement provided by a company insider.
Julia Medew There are concerns that some doctors' use of fear and humiliation to teach medicine is contributing to high rates of anxiety, depression and burnout among students and undermining patient safety.
Amy Corderoy Researchers have examined how different Facebook updates are linked to personality traits... and discovered we are all basically desperate, vain jerks.
Julia Medew Women are at least twice as likely to drop out of surgical training programs as men, fuelling concerns the prestigious profession is too patriarchal and in need of a cultural revolution.
Adam Gartrell A new survey will add to the momentum behind a bill to legalise medical marijuana.
Julia Medew A senior surgeon who has been responsible for training junior doctors at Victoria's largest public hospital service has been accused of bullying, triggering multiple investigations into her conduct.
Scott Hannaford Across Australia increasing numbers of families are turning to cannabis to relieve their children's suffering. But it's still illegal.
Amy Corderoy Atul Gawande is thinking about death. Which is a funny thing, really, because he's the type of doctor who gives you the feeling he would definitely save your life.
Marcus Strom A machine invented by an Australian scientist that can "unboil an egg" by unfolding the proteins in egg whites back to their natural state has been hailed as a potential game-changer for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment.
Amy Corderoy Few people screened for certain cancers are being informed of risks from potentially dangerous treatments.