The federal government was quick to identify someone to blame about the brief failure of the online census, but has barely acknowledged the extended – and more disruptive – failure of the NDIS system, a leading disability advocate said.
Julia Medew Dr Kathleen McNamee has thought a lot about what it means to be an "abortion doctor".
Kate Aubusson A new genetic test could see thousands of Australian women with early-stage breast cancer safely avoid chemotherapy, a landmark trial shows.
Kate Aubusson Girls enrolled in the Virtual Infant Parenting Program were twice as likely to give birth in their teens than girls who who had no intervention.
Cameron Atfield Doctors working in the public system should be banned from refusing to perform certain procedures, such as abortions, because of their religious beliefs, a leading bioethicist will argue in Brisbane next week.
Julia Medew A prominent Melbourne cancer clinic is being investigated for alleged Medicare fraud and potentially ripping off state government hospital funding.
Kate Aubusson Dr Google is poaching patients from flesh and blood GPs, with three out of five Australians turning to the internet to avoid seeing a health professional, a new survey suggests.
Kate Aubusson Why do we spend one-third of our lives with our eyes closed? A new study might provide an answer.
Harriet Alexander The medical workforce has become skewed to specialist doctors while the number of general practitioners has barely changed in 10 years, in a trend that threatens to undermine the federal government's push for better primary care.
Julia Medew and Kate Aubusson Three major Melbourne hospitals have replaced heart surgery equipment after it was found to be contaminated with a harmful bacterium that has caused infections for dozens of patients across the world.