A major concussion class action against the AFL relies on a medical report from the code in the '90s, as new details of Max Rooke's injuries were revealed.
Calls from rural Australians have doubled in the past year to a phone counselling service founded to help tradies, truckies and other blue collar workers.
A heatwave across four states has left Australians sweltering and placed firefighters on high alert, as schools closed and thousands of people lost power.
A pay offer that would have lifted NSW paramedic pay by an average of 19 per cent - putting them nearly on par with interstate colleagues - has been rejected.
Extreme weather is likely to continue for large parts of Australia with people urged to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day.
A cool southerly buster is sweeping up the NSW coast after a day of sweltering temperatures in the mid-40s led to packed-out beaches and waterways.
Queensland Health has admitted "significant failings" led to the "preventable" death of a patient at a Gold Coast hospital last year.
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High temperatures are forecast for many parts of Australia with heatwave warnings issued for most states and territories.
The Federal Court has ruled voluntary assisted dying laws equate to suicide, leaving doctors who help patients end their lives online at risk of prosecution.
A 12-hour industrial action that would have resulted in some paramedics refusing all but the most serious calls has been ruled out of order amid a pay dispute.
Midwives working in Queensland public hospitals will soon operate under patient ratios after the state's health minister tabled reforms to parliament.
Western Australia has joined other states in expressing support for a national ban on the future use of deadly disease-causing engineered stone.
Queensland's health minister will introduce maternity care improvements suggested by a mother grieving her baby girl's death at a hospital north of Brisbane.
Australians may be able to buy cannabis pain relief without a prescription in about 12 months with final clinical trials underway for a dissolvable tablet.
The prime minister has delivered a formal apology on behalf of the government to the survivors and families affected by the drug thalidomide.
Close to $50 billion was spent on the COVID-19 response, as Australians are warned they still need to be vaccinated against the virus.
An ex-surfing champion says he had hours to live after suffering a medical episode in Bali before being rescued by a crowd funded emergency flight to Australia.
Contaminated saline products used at hospitals are being recalled after the Therapeutic Goods Administration issued an alert following a bacterial outbreak.
There's a plea for Australia to roll out vaccine 'surges' as the take up rate for jabs against serious diseases is lagging among high-risk groups.
The Western Australian government will spend $40 million to slash the elective surgery waitlist that blew out during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Queensland's Health Minister says a clinical review is underway after parents raised questions about the death of their baby just hours after being born.
More Queensland women will soon have the option of giving birth at home, bringing the state into line with every Australian state except one.
Engineered stone could soon be ditched in South Australia if a national ban is not enforced, with state and territory leaders set for further talks.
Queensland's health minister will bring together emergency department bosses to address ambulance ramping after two people died in as many days.
Queensland Health has revealed a five-point, $20 million plan to ease ambulance ramping following crisis talks with emergency department bosses.
Young doctors are more likely to choose to live and work in country Australia if rural generalist medicine is recognised as a specialty, medical colleges say.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has backed calls to implement age verification for viewing pornographic material online.
Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican after hospital tests ruled out lung complications resulting from a case of flu.
Some staff have been forced to revert to pen and paper for hours to document clinical care after an electronic glitch hit hospitals across Queensland.
Queensland's attorney-general has backed the concept of a national standard for forensic testing after years of bungles at a state-run laboratory.