The GP tricked the women – three of whom had mental illnesses – into submitting to physical examinations, supposedly for skin cancers and pap smears.
One patient died, while another was charged a large sum of money for a procedure with no proper therapeutic basis, the tribunal found
A photo of an elderly woman who was forced to wait hours for treatment at Nepean Hospital has prompted an outcry.
The report into HealthShare NSW, which is responsible for managing medical contracts worth more than $250,000, found the organisation had failed to apply key contract management practices to a majority of its deals.
A Perth grandfather is stranded in a Canadian hospital after his travel insurance refused to cover his hospital or medical evacuation expenses due to a technicality.
Terminal cancer patient denied pain relief and fake counsellor who had sex with client are among thousands of cases referred to Health Complaints Commissioner.
Health Minister Greg Hunt is considering "supervised prescribing" by pharmacists to ease pressure on the health system and free up GP appointments, after the regulator backed the concept.
A family's desperate, six-day search for a man both they and police were told had been discharged from a Geelong hospital ended in a Melbourne morgue – where his body had been all along.
Dr Glenda Patrice McDonald was publicly reprimanded after slapping a delirious patient recovering from surgery.
The Royal College of Radiologists "strongly recommended" CT scanning for the screening of workers at risk of occupational lung disease such as silicosis.
More children will now be able to access the life-changing treatment in Victoria.
GPs will be trained to better identify babies and children at risk of mental health problems under a plan backed by Health Minister Greg Hunt, part of the federal government's push to end youth suicide.
The ransomware attack that shut down sections of computer systems at seven major regional hospitals highlighted our vulnerability.
Investigation ordered as 18-year-old woman becomes the fourth recent patient who 'walked in and never walked out'.
Dr Matt Dun is focused on changing the prognosis of kids like Josie who suffer from a "ferocious" cancer that almost exclusively affects children.
The NSW government has backflipped on its refusal to cover the gap for privately insured patients, as more health funds prepare to slash their rebates.
Australians are spending more than ever on self-funded healthcare amid rising out-of-pocket costs for medicines, hospital stays and specialist fees, new data shows.
The disease is not a normal part of ageing and there is hope for those who remain active and socially engaged.
A Melbourne medical clinic has been inadvertently faxing highly sensitive patient details including mental health and family medical histories to a Greenvale man for at least two years.
Six new 3D breast screening machines will be installed across Victoria, aiming to diagnose the form of cancer which is the second biggest killer of women in the state.
Simon Tate, whose son Louis died in hospital after suffering a severe allergic reaction to his breakfast, said a parliamentary inquiry into anaphylaxis must examine hospital food safety procedures.
Victoria's Health Minister has blasted one of Melbourne's largest hospitals for falling 'well short' of standards after more than 500 operations were cancelled due to an equipment malfunction.
The Pharmacy Guild wants women to be allowed to get the contraceptive pill from the chemist without having to renew their prescription at a GP.
A centre featuring medical researchers and clinicians hopes to improve the treatments available for people suffering from stroke-related aphasia.
Obstetricians are demanding an urgent review of Medicare rebates after the cost for women who give birth in the private system spiked.
A whooping cough outbreak has hit a primary school in Melbourne's inner west with 15 students contracting the potentially deadly illness.
A leading health professional says the size of paracetamol packets should be reduced to curb "growing problem".
'We're not selling fruit and veg here': Why pharmacists, doctors and retailers are fighting over your medicines
They have been described as the nation's most powerful lobby group, feared by politicians and at war with doctors. But pharmacists say they just want to help keep Australians healthy.
Doctors have hit back at a threatened intrusion into their domain with a proposal to allow GPs to own chemists.
Dentists are increasingly performing fat suction treatments, face lifts and lip fillers for women who want to perfect their smiles.