The death of an Adelaide man may be linked to a dangerous synthetic opioid which has been detected in South Australia and other states.
One of the most popular sweeteners has been labelled by the World Health Organisation as a possible carcinogen, but consumption advice is unchanged.
Health chiefs will meet to consider ways to boost Queensland's lagging flu vaccinations but the minister suggests free jabs for all might not be the answer.
The death of an Adelaide man and two deaths in Queensland may be linked to a dangerous synthetic opioid which has been detected in at least four states.
A liver transplant recipient has spoken about her experience ahead of DonateLife Week, an annual event to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
A health alert has been issued in Queensland after a man unknowingly infected with measles visited multiple businesses after flying from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Queenslanders will get free flu jabs with the state already recording more cases than last year amid concerns about the disease spreading among children.
Queenslanders will get free flu jabs with the state already recording more cases than last year as concerns grow about the disease spreading among children.
A measles alert has been issued for Melbourne Airport after a returned overseas traveller passed through two terminals during the school holidays.
An inquest is set to begin into the death of ex-Richmond footballer and professional boxer Shane Tuck, after he was found to have a brain condition.
NSW has recorded its first case of the Hendra horse virus in years and is trying to assess who came into contact with the animal before its death.
NSW hospital workers are heading towards further industrial action unless the government changes its current across-the-board wage offer.
In most cases, pain and fever relief is as simple as a trip to your local supermarket for some paracetamol or ibuprofen. While both are effective at reducing pain, they work in different ways. So how do you know which one to choose and when?
A coroner's inquest findings highlight why the Queensland government needs to deliver on healthcare in Indigenous communities, the opposition says.
An audit report criticises the Queensland government's transparency on the cost and value of its Wellcamp quarantine facility but the premier remains defiant.
Psychedelic medicine is on its way. But it’s not ‘doing shrooms with your shrink’. Here’s what you need to know
Many people in Australia, including psychiatrists, were surprised when earlier this year the medicines regulator down-scheduled MDMA, known colloquially as ecstasy, and psilocybin, from magic mushrooms. This means that under certain circumstances from July 1, authorised psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin to treat depression that has not responded to other treatments. Patients must also undergo psychotherapy (talking therapy). It all sounds very certain but it’s not really.
Queensland's health minister has named her department's new boss, admitting she was surprised when the premier announced the director-general had quit.
A health department chief is moving on after the fallout from a recommendation to prosecute staff who disclose "inappropriate" information to reporters.
Woolworths supermarkets are changing the products to be displayed at checkouts and at the end of aisles as other retailers consider healthy shopping options.
A police monitoring system in Victoria will help stop racial profiling and hold officers accountable when they break the law, a legal group says.
Rural Australians continue to turn to technology for quick and discrete healthcare, while the Medical Board cracks down on online prescription providers.
Queensland's traffic light advisory for COVID-19 will be scrapped as flu cases across the state continue to rise, the government has announced.
Do you sit or stand? That is the question about 7,000 men around the world have been asked about how they pee.
A woman told the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency she was exempt from any legal requirement to be registered as an occupational therapist.
A registry to detect and combat "unacceptable" workplace respiratory diseases such as silicosis will be set up, introducing mandatory reporting laws.
Former AFL players, including Ty Zantuck, Liam Picken and Max Rooke, may have their concussion damage lawsuits against the league and clubs brought together.
South Australia's finances have taken a hit but the government has pressed on with extra health spending ahead of Thursday's state budget.
Australia is being warned it may face a GP shortage of 10,000 doctors after years of neglect by successive governments, the nation's peak medical body says.
The Victorian government has refused to say whether it will accept recommendations from a damning report into the state's flawed mental health system.
Gaining access to adequate housing has become harder in most states and territories, with the exception of Victoria.