There are plenty of changes coming for Tasmanians in 2019, with several high-profile building projects set to be unveiled — and some controversial social issues to watch out for.
Patients taking the drug report fewer relapses, less brain atrophy, slowed progression of the disease an improved quality of life.
Hospital food has a poor reputation, but the meals served at an Adelaide healthcare facility are being described as particularly inedible. It is the second facility to come under fire for its food quality this year.
The My Health Record digital database is using an old technology designed to share data between providers and patients, not other providers, and still does not meet appropriate standards, say some healthcare experts.
All WA ambulances will get new heart-starting defibrillator devices "as soon as practicable" after paramedics claim ongoing issues with the use of an existing defibrillator with a history of safety problems.
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.
If you are planning on getting shredded in Canberra, perhaps avoid supplements because ACT Health is warning about a number of products containing "banned poisons".
Private capital firm BGH has returned with the same takeover offer for private hospital operator Healthscope that was knocked back earlier this year.
A Senate committee argues Australians should be given another year to opt out of the My Health Record system, to boost awareness of the scheme before a digital medical file is automatically created for them.
Proposed changes to private health coverage could lock many chronic pain sufferers out of timely treatment, putting more pressure on the public system and potentially forcing some to turn to opioid drug use, pain specialists say.