16 ways to tackle obesity — and a booze tax is top of the list

A new tax on alcohol which could see the cost of cask wine rise by more than 100 per cent would be the most cost-effective way for the Australian Government to address the nation's growing obesity crisis, a team of health economists at Deakin University in Melbourne concludes.

This cosmetic surgeon wants doctors like himself to disclose their links to device makers

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.

Blackmores chief pledges donation will not compromise university research

The man behind a $10 million donation to Southern Cross University says he will not try to influence what is taught in holistic medical courses.

Grieving woman told not to seek mental health treatment for two years or void cover

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.