Terminally ill patients in Victoria are set to be able to request a legal drug to end their lives, but strict clauses might prevent people from making that choice — even when it's their right.
Professor John Rasko is a world-leading scientist in IVF and gene therapy — fields that some claim promote "new eugenics". As a descendant of Holocaust survivors, he takes this accusation seriously.
Australian researchers call for a radical rethink about how patients are told they have cancer, suggesting the word "cancer" be dropped from low-risk diagnoses as it causes unnecessary angst for patients.
The surgery was as little as $5,990 and it was marketed towards women who were divorced or on welfare, with devastating consequences. One leading plastic surgeon says some of what he is seeing "scares" him.
A woman has gone permanently blind in one eye from having dermal filler injected into her face. It comes as surgeons warn of the risks associated with another cosmetic procedure, the Brazilian butt lift.
Surgeons are performing heart procedures, such as pacemaker implants, with the help of health technicians who are employed by the device manufacturers and have sales targets, industry insiders claim.
Australia's biggest online doctor-booking service HealthEngine announces "major changes" to how it does business following ABC revelations about the way it shares data with third parties.
If you end up needing a life-saving heart device, you would expect the number one consideration would be which device is best for you. But there are secret financial deals going on at many of the country's major private hospitals that patients aren't being told about.
Some scientists and doctors are calling for more oversight of the stem cell industry, as Australians pay thousands of dollars for medical treatments that are unproven and may not even work.