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.
John Grayson has given up fighting with his super fund and insurance company. Instead he has decided to focus on the time he has left alive.
It has taken a decade, but Medibank Private has just reported its first six-month period of growth in its core health insurance business.
When Kim Garbutt's estranged husband, Craig, died in 2008, his family expected to receive more than $208,000 in death benefits associated with his super fund. Thirteen days later Ms Garbutt received a cheque from AMP for $25.09.