A popular home renovation fad is behind a new deadly dust threat that experts say is endangering the health of hundreds or thousands of workers and may lead to a wave of legal claims.
Vaginal mesh will be banned Australia after it was found the risk posed to patients by the device outweighed any benefits.
Rural Victorian doctor about to retire at age 70, endorses regular health checks for older physicians.
Why the new cervical screening program is a win-win: It's a more accurate test, less often.
Residents in Brisbane’s north are expected to live longer than those in the capital city’s south, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report.
The new study particularly stressed a need for wine taxation reform.
All Australian doctors aged 70 or over will have to undergo regular health checks, including possible cognitive testing, to prove they are fit to practise.
When hay fever season blows in, don't bother popping tablets. Stick to nasal sprays, revised US guidelines confirm.
The often stark divide between the "haves and have nots" has been highlighted in new research showing the poorest 10 million Australians are far more likely to die?of preventable illnesses, while many of the country's most affluent are more likely to?engage in risky drinking.
The number of women undergoing lung cancer surgery in Australia is escalating fast, reflecting the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of feminised products in the 80s and 90s.
Home renovators and DIYers will be at increased risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease if the peak national body for raising public awareness of the deadly mineral is chopped or has its budget slashed, warn asbestos disease support groups, doctors, lawyers and consumer advocates.
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney have called in external auditors to staunch a budget blowout that will force its staff to find $18 million worth of cuts.
Avatar therapy could "radically change" treatment approaches for millions of psychosis sufferers across the world.
Government snapshot provides an overview of several reports generated using ABS data.
Australian men are being warned not to take an illegal pill which online retailers claim increases orgasm intensity.
Canberra has one of the highest rates of obese and overweight adults among metropolitan areas
The number of complaints about NSW's health care providers has doubled in the past 10 years, in what some have described a "system at breaking point".
A new hotline is expected to fast track access to medicinal cannabis for palliative care patients in NSW.
A Hervey Bay woman at the end of her life fulfilled her wish of seeing the ocean one last time.
A damning audit shows thousands of stroke patients have suffered avoidable deaths or been left with disabilities because of inadequate stroke care, particularly in regional and rural areas.
An intense feeling of foreboding would seize Ian Cant every three months.
Since the resignation of the Immigration Department's chief medical officer, the Australian Medical Association has lost the ability to monitor the health of asylum seekers.
Brisbane healthcare professionals will be better equipped to identify and respond to domestic violence abuse as part of a frontline training rollout from 2018.
Health researchers have called on the government to consider suing tobacco companies to recover healthcare costs related to smoking - but it could be an expensive and lengthy legal move.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Emily Stokes woke up one day unable to move.
There are fears Australians have become complacent about sun protection.
Brielle Wellington was one week away from succumbing to the disability pension due to chronic pain. After years of being on the doctors' circuit stemming from breaking her leg twice while playing roller derby, she was left with debilitating pain and co-morbid depression.
If we were serious about living to 100 we would phase out sugar and put statins in the water.
The study was looking for markers of risk that could act as early warning signs, the authors said.
A devastating food labelling error that led to the death of a 10-year-old Melbourne boy has prompted the Victorian government to make it mandatory for hospitals to report cases of anaphylaxis.