Research suggests plain packaging and warning labels are motivating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit smoking.

China is about to start using a new antibiotic in human medicine, but there is already some resistance to it.

New NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has dumped senior MPs in favour of fresh blood.

People with first aid skills could soon become first responders on triple-0 emergencies, with a new app being developed by Ambulance Victoria.

Western Australia will soon become the first state to offer free meningococcal vaccinations for teenagers aged 15 to 19.

A new partnership should help address inequities in health services for rural and remote areas.

Biomolecular science professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named Australian of the Year.

Scientists are investigating the idea of growing replacement human organs inside pigs.

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has resigned.

WA Labor says there are 16 possible causes for lead contamination among the 3000 defects at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital.

Platelets - the wound-clotting agents of the blood - have been harnessed to deliver cancer treatment.

Financial ties between researchers and drug companies are linked with positive results.

Australian engineers have unveiled a high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer.

Health experts are calling for greater independence and transparency from industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.

The RACP wants alcohol companies to be banned from sponsoring cricket.

Newly-minted US President Donald Trump has made even stronger moves against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Independent audits show the DIBP has spent over $1 billion in the last four years, without proper authorisation.

Greg Hunt will be Australia’s third health minister since 2013, while Ken Wyatt becomes the first Indigenous person to be...

South Australia will examine the potential benefits of a cannabis industry, while moves on the federal level are less clear.

Workers are angry and safety issues have been raised in the SA Government’s attempt to close dozens of hospital beds.

Two paramedics unions have faced the IRC for telling members to shed parts of their uniforms during recent heatwaves.

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