A proposal by doctors to exempt pensioners from a $7 GP fee has been rejected by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who has also signalled that children should pay.
Three children have tested positive for measles at an Essendon school and a further two children have suspected cases of the highly infectious disease.
Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.
Sometimes it feels like hundreds of tiny cracks are spreading across the surface of our lives, creeping slowly into the foundations and threatening to make them crumble. How do we hold it all together?
It’s probably been a few years since you sat in a sex-ed class in high school, learning about all the different contraceptives and how they work.
New study links salt to 1.65 million deaths annually. So how much is too much and is salt really as bad as they say?
Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke says he fears for his safety after a GP sent him an email urging him to shoot himself.
More than 38,000 Victorians were waiting for elective surgery on June 30 this year in what Health Minister David Davis has described as a significant fall from a peak under his government of 50,000 patients.
The experience of being a pregnant teenager can be a lonely and frightening one, but schemes like the Young Parents Program provide education and support.
Medical researchers have identified the immune cell responsible for disfiguring hair loss in people with a common auto-immune disease, alopecia areata, a condition that causes significant emotional turmoil for many patients.