No holiday for the patient: why blind faith in the safety of respite care is wrong.
Cases of cryptosporidiosis are expected to rise as people flock to public pools this summer, NSW Health warns.
Rob Hackett's forehead announces his name and job title every time he walks into an operating theatre.
Doctors representing 61,500 of their peers are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island.
Madilyn Hunt has a genetic disorder so rare, that at the time she was born in 2002, there wasn't even a name for it.
Health authorities are warning people to take precautions to prevent salmonella poisonings, with 201 cases already reported in late November as temperatures stat to climb.
We are electrical beings. There lies the horror of how opioids shut us down.
One in 10 Australian women are believed to have endometriosis, but a lack of awareness has meant doctors are struggling to identify it, research is scarce, and thousands of women are suffering in silence.
We're often told to shop around, but for private hospital patients this can be extremely difficult, stressful and time-consuming.
Overstretched paramedic educators are struggling to support front-line staff.
A Sydney-based model and cosmetic doctor has been referred to health authorities by the anti-doping watchdog after he enthusiastically endorsed muscle-building peptides.
Georgia Burgess was four and seemingly winning her leukaemia battle when her right eye started turning inwards. A lumbar puncture revealed the awful reason why.
Thousands of haemophilia patients who live with the daily risk of major bleeding could be cured with groundbreaking gene therapy.
Six years ago Thursday, Brisbane mother Heidi Mules went to hospital, eagerly anticipating the arrival of her daughter.
"We've been very concerned for a long time about the difference in success rates for men and women applying to our various schemes," said Professor Anne Kelso, CEO of the NHMRC.
Two global pharma giants have been taken to court for allegedly misleading osteoarthritis sufferers into paying more for a "more effective" product that offers "targeted relief", when this was not the case.
Women's health in NSW is improving overall, but there are still many communities and age groups suffering disproportionately.
An unprecedented number of patients flooded NSW emergency departments over this year's horror winter period, the latest Bureau of Health Information report shows, putting staff under immense pressure and severely affecting wait times at several Sydney hospitals.
The situation of private patients in public hospitals is getting worse and worse. The damning numbers tell us the story.
Consumer health groups across Australia have called for a total ban on all pelvic mesh devices after the death of a Canadian mesh campaigner, and despite the objections of Australia's medical device regulator.
Nine hospital patients in NSW have had to undergo further surgery after medical instruments were left inside them in 2015-16, a new report reveals.
A common but difficult-to-detect condition may be responsible for many symptoms usually blamed on reflux, according to a new study.
As new report calls on govt to make research into cancers with low survival rates a national priority
A trial will begin in Sydney next year where scientists will use electrical currents to jump-start the broken spinal cords of quadriplegics.
It is the Facebook post on October 29 that shocked women around the world – of pelvic mesh campaigner Christina Lynn Brajcic in a hospital bed saying "This is insane. To almost be on your death bed at only 42 because of mesh, it's not right." One month later the outspoken Canadian and mother of two was dead.
Sister Angela Doyle supported HIV sufferers for seven years, including arranging secret federal funding, until the attitude towards the virus changed.
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.