Career changers from Newcastle are finding fulfilling work in the disability sector that is predicted to see a labour shortfall of 75,000 by 2022.
If you tend to think that ignorance is bliss, then genetic testing could be your worst nightmare. On the other hand it could help you make important decisions about your work, family planning or even whether to take more holidays.
The US's notoriously inequitable healthcare system has led to the formation of RIP Medical Debt, a charity that wipes away the medical-debts of people across America.
A 21-year-old Sunshine Coast surf coach with a "heart of gold" who was left in a critical condition with a severe brain injury after a scooter crash in Bali dies in Brisbane.
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.
I spent a year working as a surveillance investigator for some of Australia's biggest insurers. I followed more than 100 people, clocking up well over 1000 hours in my car and lost nine demerit points doing it. Here's what I learnt, writes Jessicah Mendes
As more Australians ask for help with their mental health, insurers are reportedly out of step, with one grieving woman told to not seek treatment after the death of her husband if she wanted life insurance cover.
Katinka Pettett, a 13-year-old with Down syndrome who had been confined a wheelchair, has two specialised walkers after the Variety Children's Charity offers its support, and NDIS officials back down on their rejection of a funding request.
A new survey of frontline GPs finds they are treating mental health issues more than any other single condition, and it is forcing them to cram complex cases into six-minute consultations.
A car accident and acquired brain injury temporarily robbed Luke Stevens of his ability to walk and talk. But because all motorists now pay $100 a year, he can access a level of care that two years ago would have been denied to him.