The window of time to opt out of the My Health Record system closes this week.

A quick neck scan could spot people at risk of dementia years before symptoms appear, researchers claim.

A new study suggests parasites in the intestines provide protection against infection in other organs.

Australian surgeons have successfully separated conjoined twins in a six-hour operation in Melbourne.

Research suggests alcohol advertising restrictions are unlikely to reduce young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing.

A review of Melbourne rivers has revealed a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that could put wildlife at risk.

The number of children seeking gender reassignment surgery is surging, stats suggest.

A new antibiotic against drug-resistant bacteria is showing promise after a phase 2 trial on 448 patients.

Experts say systemic change is needed to tackle suicide in the health workforce.

Australia’s elimination of rubella is a powerful sign that that vaccinations work, according to health minister Greg Hunt.

A petition with over 2,000 signatures has urged SA to re-open a sleep laboratory at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

A new program is giving dental students a unique opportunity to practice administering injections in a virtual reality environment.

Advocates are concerned that funds previously earmarked for the NDIS are being used to fund drought relief.

Seven million deaths are caused by air pollution each year, new global stats show.

A major Sydney hospital has lost Intensive Care Unit training accreditation due to serious bullying and harassment allegations.

A baby born with syphilis in South Australia is the state’s first in 18 years.

People fleeing domestic violence have been warned that former partners could trace them via their children's myGov accounts.

Mental health nurses in the ACT have warned that their lives are at risk from patient assaults.

A review has found a number of issues at a 1950s-era nuclear medicine lab in south-west Sydney.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has delivered a formal apology on behalf of the nation for failing survivors of institutional child sex abuse.

Australian engineers are developing a low cost, easy to use cancer detector, designed to be attached to a smart phone.

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