Australians with a disability are dying from avoidable deaths at twice the rate of the general population, and many deaths are attributed to the wrong cause.
Post-mortem portraiture was a common practice in the Victorian era but would be considered shocking today, writes Phillip George.
Death rates are greater if a patient is admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department over the weekend than during the working week, UNSW research finds.
A world-first study is under way looking at the genetic predisposition of some people to become depressed after bereavement.
In permitting a person to starve to death, a West Australian judge has opened a debate about legal access to more humane ways to die, writes Professor George Williams.
Despite hundreds of families being told their children have peanut allergies every year, many of the children may be able to eat peanuts safely, a study by researchers at UNSW and the Sydney Children's Hospital has found.
Indigenous peoples' health is 100 years behind that of other Australians, according to work carried out by UNSW researchers.