- By acquiring genetic mutations, Chlamydia trachomatis, which causes the sexually transmitted infection, can transform into a strain causing blindness.
- An U.S. anti-abortion activist on Friday lost his appeal against the cancellation of his visa to enter Australia and will now be deported after he attempted to illegally enter the country.
- The Australian government increased pregnancy termination access by launching a new abortion-by-phone service on Monday.
- Vegemite is being purchased in bulk to make home brew in some Aboriginal communities where alcohol is prohibited.
- Thalidomide, which was used in the 1960s to treat morning sickness, caused many children to be born with defects. Now, over 100 Australian victims recently settled a class-action suit for $81 million.
- Doctors say Australia's medical system needlessly squanders health resources on the those dying of advanced disease, robbing patients of dignity.
- A man's body was finally recovered on Monday following an Australia crocodile attack in the Mary River of the Northern Territory.
Australia Happiest Industrialized Nation In the World, Received Well-Being Boost From Strong EconomyStrong economic growth put Australia on top as the 'happiest' developed nation in the world, based on a well-being index that measured health, income levels, safety and housing.
- Australian Scientists have found biological markers linked to the toxic protein responsible for Alzheimer's in blood.
- A pack of cigarettes could cost more than $20 which, if approved, would be the second 25-percent hike in cigarette prices in just three years in Australia.
- As winter looms, allergy sufferers receive a bit of relief - until next spring.
- An Australian teenage boy is now fighting for his life after being bitten by the world's deadliest snake, which possesses venom so poisonous that one drop of it can kill 100 men within 45 minutes.