There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are dying from heart disease at twice, and in some regions, triple the rate of non-Indigenous people in the same communities, a new report shows.
Despite efforts by mainstream media to promote positive body images, a new study finds that many Australian teens still have a negative relationship with their weight.
Across all age groups, only a fraction of Australians are getting the recommended amount of physical activity, with teens being the group least likely to move as much as they're meant to.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull steps in to try to stop the exodus from the My Health Record scheme by promising to address privacy concerns.
The divide between city and country is a familiar narrative, but a report into mental health needs has warned the gap for young Australians in rural areas could be worsening.
Mental health experts say research showing a "dramatic increase" in the number of children going to emergency departments in mental health crises is evidence the system of state community mental health services in Australia "is failing".