A three-month window for people to opt out of the My Health Record system opens today.

The Federal Government wants private health insurance premiums to be ranked to help consumers know what they are paying for.

Authorities say deteriorating conditions at some EDs are putting patients’ health and safety at risk.

A jury in the US has awarded over $6 billion ($US4.7 billion) in damages to 22 women and their families after claims that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

Researchers have analysed millions of Medicare claims to gain insights into Australian general practice.

Brass fittings and taps that can leave lead in drinking water are being sold nationwide.

A trial in the UK has tested a new way to deliver chemotherapy driven by ultrasound.

Authorities have issued a recall of frozen vegetables due to listeria fears.

Experts have revived their push for a sugary drink tax.

Researchers say most people are still not aware of the full danger of smoking.

The shutdown of Australia’s only nuclear medicine generator could endanger patients in rural and regional areas.

New figures show poisoning remains a significant public health problem in Australia, and that it differs between age groups.

A new survey has revealed some of the challenges on the way to fully-automated driving.

A study of 62 men suggests drinking may make them more persistent in their demands for sex.

Viagra is being tested as a treatment to reduce foetal distress for birthing mothers.

Two leading South Australian hospitals have been put on notice to fix concerning workloads and their "lacking and unsettling" governance structure for interns.

A new study has found a range of common household chemicals are making people sick.

A Senate committee has recommended a move towards three-parent IVF.

Medical booking service HealthEngine has revealed a data breach.

The likelihood of Indigenous Australians having two or more chronic health conditions is 2.6 times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians.

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