ABC - Health Forget the cleaning fads — your vagina cleans itself 2017-12-13T17:30:27.000000000+11:00 The vagina is self-cleaning, and vaginal discharge plays an important role in keeping the vagina healthy. Better hospital care could have saved 2yo Lachlan's life: Coroner 2017-12-13T14:20:48.000000000+11:00 Human error probably led to a boy's death after Melbourne doctors misdiagnosed a blood infection and failed to reassess his condition despite worsening symptoms, the Victorian Coroner says. 'The majority are happy': Doctors defend safety of long-acting contraceptives 2017-12-13T12:28:44.000000000+11:00 Doctors claim major complications from devices such as Implanon and Mirena affect fewer than one in 1,000 women, despite reports of severe side-effects like uterus perforations. Organ transplant system 'tipped towards non-Indigenous patients' 2017-12-13T12:11:49.000000000+11:00 Australians should be "saddened, angry and flabbergasted" that Indigenous patients are up to 10 times less likely to be added to the kidney donation waitlist than non-Indigenous patients, a leading renal specialist says. Growing poppies for painkillers 2017-12-13T12:09:16.000000000+11:00 A crop that is grown under lock and key is harvested for the first time in New South Wales, but it's no easy fix for farmers. Nurse stood down for racist rant 2017-12-13T07:11:04.000000000+11:00 A nurse has been stood down from his hospital job in northern Western Australia following an expletive-filled, racist rant on social media that threatened violence against children. The rate of abortion in Australia is lower than you think 2017-12-13T06:15:46.000000000+11:00 Many of the available statistics point to a marked reduction in terminations across Australia to a rate as low as 13.5 per 1,000 women. But key opinion leaders continue to mistakenly suggest the country has one of the highest rates of abortion in the developed world. Church-run PNG health services face closure after months without funding 2017-12-12T20:03:42.000000000+11:00 Churches in Papua New Guinea warn they will soon be forced to shut down rural health services because the Government has not paid staff salaries. Will eating a smaller dinner really help you lose weight? 2017-12-12T18:16:40.000000000+11:00 It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food. Woman who sold 'crudely distilled' moonshine escapes jail term 2017-12-12T15:24:46.000000000+11:00 A woman escapes jail after pleading guilty to selling "crudely distilled" moonshine in a small NSW town, despite a magistrate saying she wanted to make an example of her.