One-third of type 2 diabetes sufferers will develop chronic kidney disease, creating a high risk of cardiovascular mortality, especially in young people.
Researchers have found certain oral antibiotics increase the risk of developing kidney stones, especially in children.
People with -ve thoughts about their chronic illness are less likely to recover.
A steroid treatment for a common kidney condition has been linked to serious side effects.
Kidney donors care more about strangers than you do
They are small items, the size of a ten cent coin and they can cause big problems for small children. Lithium button batteries can be found in many items from remote controls and bathroom scales to singing greeting cards.
The rate of bloodstream infections caused by central intravenous lines in hospitals can be reduced to almost zero, saving over $200 000 per year, if a modified central line maintenance procedure developed by a group of Victorian researchers is used, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Surgeons perform faster and with more accuracy when listening to music, according to a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
A new set of guidelines has been developed for GPs prescribing benzodiazepines, due to a significant debate in the medical community about the appropriate role and use of these drugs and this has been exacerbated by a lack of clinical guidelines in the area.
A guest post from The Conversation, this is a touching and heartfelt story from the patient's bedside.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has moved quickly to create an expert advisory group to deal with concerns of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the health sector.
Victoria's Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester has advised two patients have been isolated at Victoria's Royal Children's Hospital and are being tested for Ebola
Professor Jeff Hughes has been awarded the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal, the highest accolade in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
Responding to the release of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine's (ACEM) Enough is Enough Survey, AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Federal Government needs to work to change Australia's drinking culture.