NSW patients are waiting longer for ambulances and hospital care, as a winter wave of Covid-19 and rampant flu season add more strain to the health sector.
National cabinet has agreed to extend indefinitely pandemic emergency payments beyond the cut-off date of September 30.
Doctors feel undervalued and stressed after years of underfunding and increasing pressure, the new president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners says.
Two class actions against Johnson & Johnson over defective pelvic mesh products have settled for $300 million, finalising almost 10 years of legal fighting.
Lowering the risk of dementia, heart disease, cancer and early death could be as simple as walking faster every day, with 10,000 steps being “the sweet spot”.
NSW has its first recorded case of measles in more than two years with health authorities warning anyone at possible exposure locations to monitor for symptoms.
Australia must bolster the level of dementia care education being given to residential aged care staff, a conference on the disease has been told.
On R U OK? Day, Australians are being reminded that no qualifications are needed to have a chat that saves someone’s life.