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One of the architects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme says dwindling funding, staffing caps and an outdated IT system are what is preventing the NDIS from being able to provide essential services for Australians with disabilities, but says the problems are easily fixed if the Government is on board.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm

As the thunderstorm asthma inquest gets underway in Melbourne, a specialist says victims may have had a greater chance of survival if the seriousness of their symptoms had been noticed by people around them.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm

Australian doctors say a commitment from the soft drink industry to reduce its sugar use by 20 per cent by 2025 is a distraction from health bodies' calls for a sugar tax.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm

The agency overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme apologises to a Melbourne academic with a genetic neuromuscular condition who was forced to wait 12 months for a new wheelchair due to a delay with paperwork.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm

With Queensland the last state to debate euthanasia, a dying mother of two says her only option right now is "suicide or Switzerland" as she battles final-stage breast cancer.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm

An Australian medical appointment booking app, which boasts more than 15 million users a year, is passing on patients' information to personal injury lawyers and other third parties, a revelation prompting the Health Minister to order an investigation.

Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:25 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a strawberry-flavored syrup to treat severe seizures that begin in childhood
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:54 pm
U.S. health regulators have approved a treatment for seizures that is the first prescription drug made from marijuana
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:54 pm
A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor's prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:54 pm
Chris Coombs describes how depression led him to attempt suicide in his first year at university.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Former model Jessica Bennett says her life has been devastated by Lyme disease.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
The Office for National Statistics publishes higher education suicide rates for the first time.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Patients are struggling to find affordable travel insurance, long after any key treatment is finished.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
The NHS in Dorset is trialling a 'smart insole' that can help to keep dementia patients safe.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Patients, carers and MPs say exercise therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome can be harmful to patients.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Angela Rose, who has terminal cancer says the boxes will be "part of me to give to them when I die".
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 5:53 pm
Every state is grappling with prisoners aging. Inmate medical costs amount to $3 billion a year. Medical care for inmates over 65 costs $8,500 per year, compared to $950 for younger inmates.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
After two years of trying to manage the debilitating symptoms of the menopause on her own, Jayne Caple, of Bristol, went to her GP at the end of her tether.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Children suffer an average of four bouts of stomach pain a year, according to research, but many parents do not know why. Anna Magee writes for Healthista to find out how parents can help at home.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Stress can bring on or worsen vision problems and even lead to blindness because of conditions like glaucoma and diabetes, according to research by Magdeburg University in Germany.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Logan Pergola, 15, of Land O'Lakes, Florida, was doing landscaping on Saturday when he was stung by a venomous caterpillar. Within minute, his arm went numb and he felt a burning pain.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Researchers at the Institute for Research and Health Care Hospital San Raffaele in Milan have discovered bacteria living naturally in men's testicles for the first time, and say they are linked to fertility.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Researchers from the University of Queensland found triclosan, a chemical found in many everyday hygiene products, stops E.coli infections responding to antibiotics after 30 days.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
Public Health England today issued another warning for young people to make sure they have had their MMR vaccine as measles continues to spread across the UK and Europe.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 3:38 am
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