A specific type of pig cell could soon be transplanted into humans, according to a senior immunology researcher, reigniting the prospect of pig organs ultimately being used in life-saving operations.
 
Doctors call Michael Crossland a miracle. They don't know how he is still alive.
 

Surgery team replaces valve on beating heart

Sydney doctors have repaired leaking valves on two hearts that were still beating in a pioneering procedure that will save the lives of people at risk of heart failure.
 
Women who take hormone replacement therapy to ease the symptoms of menopause have a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer, a study of more than 21,000 women has found.
 
Famous clean-water campaigner Erin Brockovich – in Australia to talk about water contamination – has urged her Facebook followers to question the safety, the economics and the addition of fluoride in drinking supplies.
 

Alcohol benefits might be too good to be true

Comforted by regular headlines that moderate drinking is good for your health and will prolong your life?
 
Damage to the brain's outer layer caused by smoking may be reversible after quitting, but it could take years, a study says.
 
Experimental cancer-treatment technique used on pancreatic tumour last month holds promise, expert says.
 
Many of our most commonly used drugs, from painkillers to antidepressants, are dangerous and are killing us off in large numbers, according to a leading researcher visiting Australia next week.
 
The Austin Hospital is trying to scrap most of its surgery services for children under a risky plan that could force hundreds of people to travel further for care, a surgeon says.
 
Australia could become part of a global health network, according to a leaked and highly secretive Trade in Services Agreement.
 
ACRF is the first non-profit to launch a generic top-level domain, .cancerresearch.
 
E-cigarettes generate toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco and may harm the lungs and immune system, new research suggests.
 
The Australian Government is being urged to reconsider its ban on a controversial IVF technique that can prevent the inheritance of a serious genetic disease.