Government halts changes to Level A and B GP consultation

The Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley is responding to the widespread outcry against new Medicare measures to increase out of pocket costs for ‘six minute' GP consultations.

Gang attempts to import methamphetamine

Five men have been charged as part of a major multi-agency investigation relating to the attempted importation of approximately three kilograms of methamphetamine into Western Australia.

Funding for home support services in WA

More than 71,000 older people and people with disability in Western Australia will get extra support to stay in their own homes after a $12.4 million funding boost from the Commonwealth and WA Governments.

Boom time’ ahead for UK pension scammers, warns deVere

Pension scammers targeting those with UK pensions have increased their criminal activities, will do so further still over the next few months.

Antibiotic resistance a serious threat despite discovery

In light of a major breakthrough to find new antibiotics with the discovery of teixobactin, NPS MedicineWise warns that antibiotic resistance in Australia remains a serious health problem.

Applications invited for AMA indigenous people's medical scholarship

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today reminded Indigenous medical students to apply for the 2015 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

End of bulk billing for many

The Federal Government's revised $5 co-payment will from 1 July hit the poor and middle income earners who are not non-concession card holders for doctors consultations of less than 10 minutes.

Statin reduce women's cardiovascular risk

A large international study, published in The Lancet, has shown that statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women.

Free tickets for NSW premier's seniors week gala concerts soon

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced the 2015 Premier’s Seniors Week Gala Concerts will be held on 17 and 18 March 2015.

Bureau warns of significant rainfall for central and south-east Australia

Issued: 9 January 2015 A significant rainfall event is forecast to bring widespread rainfall across central and southern Australia over the weekend.

Young researchers to take on dementia challenge

Australia’s best up and coming researchers are being encouraged to turn their minds to tackling one of the world’s biggest health issues.

Donut King - king of customer satisfaction

For the second consecutive month to October 2014, Donut King has beaten out the competition for October’s Coffee Shop of the Month in the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Medicines can make skin more sensitive to the sun

Some medicines can make your skin more sensitive to the sun so NPS MedicineWise advises Australians to check their medicines packaging for warnings to avoid excessive skin exposure to sunlight and sunlamps.

Qantas the World's Safest Airline for 2015 the world's only safety and product rating website has announced its top ten safest airlines and top ten safest low cost airlines for 2015 from the 449 it monitors.

Is vitamin D a magic bullet?

If your New Year’s resolution is already a distant memory, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has a research resolution you can stick to.

Red Cross expands phone calling to people who live alone

Red Cross is calling on locals to sign on to two highly valued volunteer programs which bring peace of mind to hundreds of vulnerable, isolated people.

Heatwaves potential killer of the aged

More than 2.5 million elderly Australians are at risk of serious injury or death due to heat-related illness and require extra precautions and care as temperatures rise.

Metal test could help diagnose breast cancer early

It may be possible to develop a simple blood test that, by detecting changes in the zinc in our bodies, could help to diagnose breast cancer early.

Aspirin study reaches new milestone

Australia’s largest clinical trial is a step closer to revealing in 2018 whether healthy older people should or should not take aspirin to prevent or delay cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), dementia, depression and some types of cancers.

Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target

Research at the University of Adelaide has discovered cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress - opening the way for new targeted therapy that won't harm normal cells.

Many with missing teeth don't need dentures

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures.