He may have a license to kill, but it turns out James Bond has given his old smoking habit the Goldfinger.
Two paramedics unions have been dragged before the Industrial Relations Commission for advising members to shed their hot and heavy uniforms during the recent heatwaves.
Ambulances were forced to bypass a major hospital in Sydney's west on Monday morning after Nepean Hospital's emergency department reached capacity, paramedics and hospital staff say.
The chances of a patient with pancreatic cancer receiving potentially life-saving surgery varies greatly depending on where they live.
Australia's voluntary euthanasia debate has been mired in smear campaigns, misinformation and manipulation, a leading euthanasia expert has warned.
The suitability and effectiveness of aerosol spray sunscreens is being questioned after numerous reports of people still getting sunburnt.
Dengue fever cases in Australia reached a 20-year high last year, driven by travellers being infected in tropical areas such as Bali and bringing the virus back with them.
The government is under pressure to rescind a 'blatantly discriminatory' Medicare rule for nursing home residents.
Chewing a piece of gum could be more effective than a common drug for relieving nausea, new research by Melbourne doctors suggests.
As Sydney comes up for air after enduring its first heatwave of 2017, the true extent of the negative health effects caused by soaring temperatures won't be known for some time, health experts say.
Health authorities have warned Sydneysiders to be on alert as the baking sun sends temperatures and ozone levels soaring and triggers a total fire ban.
Doctors and nurses often don't accurately know the risks and benefits of common surgical procedures, tests and drugs, potentially adding to costly medical overuse: study
The visible band of ground-level ozone triggered on sunny, still days in areas of high air pollution will have Sydneysiders with asthma and other respiratory conditions on high alert.
The indirect economic cost of rising numbers of ageing Australians with diabetes, measured in 'lost productive life years', is set to hit $2.9 billion a year by 2030, up from $2.1 billion in 2015.
Debate over needle exchange program and injecting room at Alexander Maconochie Centre in Canberra reignited
Calls for the ACT to return to leading the national debate on safe needle exchange programs in prisons have been reignited.
2016 was a bad year for food poisoning and mosquitoes, and global warming may be to blame.
Tens of thousands of elderly, mentally ill Australians are being denied effective public health system treatments because they live in nursing homes.
Charley was born at a time that the medical consensus on peanut allergy was to delay introducing the food in infants deemed to be at high risk.
A father and son's lego project became a mission to raise awareness about sun safety.
Is one day off too much to ask?
The Turnbull Government has rejected a call from the Australian Medical Association to create a nation-wide Centre for Disease Control, to help prepare for and respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Children who obtain alcohol from people other than their parents are three times more likely to binge drink by 15 or 16, compared to those given a drink by their parents, a major new study has found
Boys who watch an average of two hours of television every day are at a higher risk of developing "conduct and emotional problems".
Dementia is more common in people who live near main roads, a major study has found, raising more concern about impact of traffic pollution on people's health.
Hundreds of Victorians have been diagnosed with Ross River virus after heavy rains probably caused mosquito populations to surge, Victoria's Chief Health Officer says.
For 39-year-old Jacinta Jamieson, her specialist breast cancer nurse is a carer, therapist, social worker and friend in one comforting package.
Doctors and health experts have criticised a government review of vehicle emissions and air pollution for underreporting the health risks, sidelining the Minister for Health, and potentially putting thousands of Australians' lives at risk.
"In terms of knowledge, diagnosis, optimal treatment, guideline-based care, I'm pretty sure that machines are already, in some ways, much better than we are."
This year you are going to lose weight. Really. Not like last year, when you tried to eat less and exercise more and ended up no lighter, but by approaching the problem differently. Because calories in and calories out is probably the worst way to think about it.
The deaths of Carrie Fisher and George Michael are the headline-grabbers that also highlight a wider social issue.