Assisted dying laws can be easily exploited and will pose a danger to patients and doctors, three former presidents of the Australian Medical Association Victoria say, urging the state’s MPs to vote against legalising euthanasia. Advertisements
Health Minister Greg Hunt announces a $3 million funding boost for services to help the 1 million Australians currently suffering from an eating disorder.
A psychiatric patient has been waiting in the Royal Hobart Hospital’s emergency department for a bed in the mental health ward for six days, according to unions, but the Government says the person was attended to “in a private cubicle”.
The closure of a pathology laboratory at Alice Springs Hospital after health authorities detected asbestos there has led to renewed calls for better government policy around the potentially deadly building material.
An eight-year-old becomes the latest victim of Victoria’s deadly flu outbreak, dying in a hospital in Melbourne’s east, as the Health Minister meets with leaders amid warnings the flu season has not yet reached its peak.
Australia’s leading health organisations present the Government with eight measures they say are urgently needed to address obesity and its dire effect on the nation’s physical and economic wellbeing.
In the hourly contest between cyclists and cars on our roads it’s not just civility that can go out the window, it’s the knowledge that when metal meets flesh and bone there can be only one outcome.