A major Sydney hospital is the subject of a high-level ministerial investigation over its handling of a trainee surgeon's claims of bullying amid rising outrage over the exploitation of junior doctors.
A proposal to radically expand access to psychological therapy being considered by a federal government review would cost up to $2 billion to implement, new modelling shows.
The opposition health spokeswoman has said the Coalition cannot be trusted to protect the universal Medicare system.
The Victorian president of the medical group said there is no evidence that conditions for young doctors have improved in recent years. In fact, they may have got worse.
Labor has pledged to set up an independent national body it says will safeguard Australia's universally accessible healthcare system if the party wins the coming election.
Chinese-owned construction company John Holland has knocked back the offer, believing it could win as much as $600 million if the dispute heads to court.
The programs will be introduced in eight NSW local health districts, aiming to improve support for young doctors facing burnout and high pressure.
Queensland's medical organisations are opposed to changes to the state's mandatory reporting laws which they say will stop professionals seeking treatment.
Ian Hickie from Sydney University's Brain and Mind Centre has blasted the Medicare review's mental health reference group, saying a report calling for rebates to be extended to people "at risk" of being mentally ill has got it wrong.
Australians would be able to access up to 10 Medicare-funded sessions with a psychologist without being diagnosed with a mental disorder, under sweeping changes recommended by the federal government's Medicare Benefits Schedule review.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's message that Labor is "the party of Medicare" is not cutting it with GPs struggling to make ends meet as inflation continues to outstrip rebates, the peak body for the profession has warned.
The claim, made in a letter sent to Bill Shorten, was swiftly rejected as "scare tactics" by doctors and advocates.
The Federal Government is gearing up for a fresh battle with the states and territories over disability funding after A Productivity Commission report identified major gaps in service provision, calling for a key agreement to be scrapped and rewritten.
After the release of a study that shows kids in Melbourne are being under-diagnosed with ADHD and under-treated, one mother wants parents to know medication and the care a diagnosis brought changed her family's life.
The woman is the 12th person in NSW to be diagnosed with the measles since Christmas.
The Health Minister has launched a media campaign targeting visitors who mistakenly believe any medical treatment they might need would be free to them in Australia.
One-third of mentally ill patients seeking help at emergency rooms are forced to wait unreasonably long periods to receive care, according to the Productivity Commission.
The country's main medical organisation wants to ensure the health system gets it fair share.
A man and a baby are the latest people in NSW to be diagnosed with measles, bringing the number of cases to 11 since Christmas.
In an Australian first, an online course will offer medical professionals a degree in all things cancer.
An underage girl who was pregnant at just 11 years old has given birth in a Perth hospital.
Victoria’s Health Complaints Commissioner is concerned about dangerous and unethical practitioners who prey on the sick and vulnerable.
The baby girl acquired the highly infectious condition in south-east Asia, NSW Health reported on Thursday.
Ian Wood thought he was getting to know his biological offspring. He was wrong
A husband and wife decide to pass up on comfortable retirement and spend their time treating Ugandan women suffering debilitating gynaecological conditions.
Delivering babies bottom first is a “dying art” in Victoria’s hospitals and could cease entirely because younger doctors no longer have experience in this kind of birth.
An ANU study has found there has been significant uncertainty within ACT's mental health sector since the rollout of the NDIS.
A man in his 20s visited a number of dining and drinking hotspots around the city last week before he was diagnosed with the infectious disease.
The children have been diagnosed with measles after returning home from a trip to Sri Lanka, health authorities say.