Australians constantly risk spreading potentially dangerous germs and viruses simply because they are not washing their hands properly, says child rights organisation Plan International Australia as it declares today (Friday, …

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The Pharmacy Board has paid tribute to four inaugural members who completed their terms of appointment on 30 August 2015, including Stephen Marty, outgoing Chair. The Board recognised the past …

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, said today that comments from the Health Minister about the latest Medicare data suggest that the Government is setting the scene for Health budget cuts …

Medicare is now being billed over one million times a day for the first time in history, as new figures show growth in claims outstripped the number of new patients …

Moira Sim, an expert in primary healthcare, is calling for a public debate about the merits of population medical screening, in an upcoming public lecture, Overdiagnosis: Making well people sick? …

The AMA wants better resources, including security, and health services to deal with the methamphetamine or “ice” epidemic. The AMA has released its updated Position Statement on Methamphetamine (2015), which …

More than $5 million has been awarded to Australian researchers collaborating with international experts to solve global health problems, the NHMRC has announced. The NHMRC announced 11 grants to support …

Over 150 senior Australian academics and others with expertise in public health and medicine have called on Trade Minister Andrew Robb to remain firm in his resolve to protect health …

Australian cricket legend, Steve Waugh, is joining his wife Lynette, health professionals and stroke survivors, to champion public awareness of stroke, its often fatal consequences, and the importance of early …

From yesterday, patients with melanoma have access to breakthrough medicine Keytruda on the PBS, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced. The Government will invest $57 million to list the breakthrough …