In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
Premature death is still an issue if the patient is in a nursing home.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Flu vaccination uptake rates are low in adults, including among those who work in health, aged care and childcare.
Most immunisation campaigns continue to primarily focus on infants and children, but almost 4 million Australian adults are not vaccinated against preventable diseases.
The pay gap between specialists (including surgeons) and GPs in Australia is the largest in the world.
High specialist fees in this country, and what they mean for Australians’ access to health care, have been of concern for some time.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
GPs tend to ignore advice from guidelines not relevant to general practice.
Many guidelines offered to GPs are based on evidence unrelated to general practice. Studies show doctors tend to ignore these guidelines which can pose a risk to patients’ health.
AMA president Brian Owler said the decision to outsource production was financial, describing the publisher’s financial position as “perilous”.
The recent decision to outsource production of the journal to international publishing company Elsevier – and the route it took to get there – made my position untenable.
Consumer groups says women want reliable and up-to-date information about recurrence risk.
Over 13,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year. After completing initial treatment, the immediate question for many, if not most, is - what are the chances my cancer will return…