Is Labor’s pledge to provide free specialist consultations to cancer patients feasible?

Labor is defending its multi-billion-dollar pledge to provide free consultations to cancer patients after criticisms about how much it will help with patients' costs, with the Coalition slamming it as an "irresponsible hoax".

Lily survived breast cancer but fears developing another cancer because of breast implants

There are already bans in place in several countries after concerns linking a brand of implant and a rare type of lymphoma and doctors in Australia say they would back the Therapeutic Goods Administration if it decides to implement similar rules.

Overseas doctors not the answer to regional shortfall, GPs say

Medical professionals say more work needs to be done to incentivise the regions for locally trained doctors, rather than relying on foreign GPs to fill the gaps.

‘The towns are fish bowls’: Mental health stigma leads to #PillShaming in regional Australia

Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.