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A family from the Maldives is locked in a desperate legal fight to stop their son being deported from Australia — his country of birth — because of his disability, which doctors warn could lead to an early death if they are forced to move.

Posted: April 20, 2019, 6:45 pm

The Victorian Government moves to address concerns from residents in North Richmond about the unintended consequences of the success of the state's first medically supervised safe injecting room.

Posted: April 20, 2019, 5:36 am
In South Australia's remote APY lands, a young man is cycling 700 kilometres a to bring about change in closing the gap in Indigenous communities.
Posted: April 20, 2019, 4:45 am

Emergency department registrars at the hospital write a scathing letter to management saying patients are being injured and dying, and doctors are suffering "physical exhaustion … and psychological trauma" because of deteriorating conditions.

Posted: April 20, 2019, 4:40 am

The first male health practitioner from the APY Lands is cycling 700km to raise funds, perform health checks on children and educate them about health living.

Posted: April 20, 2019, 2:46 am

Garry Saville has spent almost 18 months fighting to repair botched NDIS renovations to his home, which were done to help him care for his sick wife. Now she has died, and he is left trying to negotiate a bureaucratic maze.

Posted: April 19, 2019, 7:05 pm

Public holidays are often opportunities to relax but for some they can cause extra stress, requiring mental health authorities to prepare for a rise in their expected case load.

Posted: April 19, 2019, 5:23 am

An Aboriginal woman in Katherine has been breath-tested in her own home by Northern Territory Police — despite officers receiving no complaint about her — and arrested for being in breach of a domestic violence order.

Posted: April 18, 2019, 8:15 pm

Detective Superintendent Mark Stringer has seen more hospitalisations linked to synthetic cannabis use in Darwin during the past few weeks than he has in years and is urging residents to "chuck it out".

Posted: April 18, 2019, 7:24 am

An Irish family, who has been living in regional Victoria for almost a decade, faces deportation after their son is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Posted: April 18, 2019, 6:15 am

Babies born with a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder that leaves them with little to no immunity have been cured with an experimental gene therapy.

Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:06 am
Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:00 am

Queensland's Health Minister says he will overturn a decision made by his own department to soon close a unique residential centre for people with profound and complex disabilities, but families want a public declaration that the facility will remain open longer term.

Posted: April 17, 2019, 7:43 pm

Patients at NSW hospitals claim investigators at the state's health watchdog are ignoring complaints about substandard hospital care, following an ABC investigation into the agency.

Posted: April 17, 2019, 7:12 pm
Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:33 am

Labor will feature Medicare at the heart of its election campaign. It will test how far the Coalition has been able to inoculate itself against a patchy record on universal healthcare, writes Jim Gillespie.

Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:33 am

A former coal miner says he would've left the industry had he known he had silicosis, but the doctors hired by his employer failed to diagnose his condition.

Posted: April 16, 2019, 11:31 pm

When you apply lashings of honey to your toast or drop a teaspoon of the sweet nectar into your tea, do you ever stop and think of its medicinal qualities?

Posted: April 16, 2019, 9:00 pm

Fungi spend their lives quietly decomposing the planet's organic waste but some have developed resistance to pesticides and a threat to human health is looming, writes Justin Beardsley.

Posted: April 16, 2019, 8:00 pm

They are some of the most vulnerable Australians and they live on the streets. What is the reality of life for Darwin's long grass community?

Posted: April 15, 2019, 10:30 pm

The Tasmanian Health Service weighs sending patients to a nursing home, as it scrambles to alleviate pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital before flu season hits.

Posted: April 15, 2019, 8:28 pm

MORNING BRIEFING: A woman dies after being hit by a car while walking down a northern NSW road, while police release CCTV images of a woman wanted in connection to the disappearance of a Sydney homeless man's pet rat.

Posted: April 15, 2019, 8:22 pm

A vision-impaired woman from Adelaide says she lives in fear of losing her beloved guide dog Molly because of lengthy delays to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding in South Australia.

Posted: April 15, 2019, 8:18 am
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