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Medical chief claims Australia has not trained or readied health workers for rapid deployment in the event of an outbreak

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Health workers on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, carry the body of a man suspected to have died of Ebola. Photograph: Abbas Dulleh/AP

THE head of the Australian Medical Association has condemned a new Telstra eHealth service, saying it will undermine primary healthcare.

THE ReadyCare service, announced on Wednesday, will connect patients to random GPs via phone and video 24 hours a day, providing advice, diagnosis, referrals and prescriptions

Gold Coast MP and  long-standing medical practitioner Dr Alex Douglas says obese Australians should be cutting back on their daily fix of coffee and weekly takeaway meals rather than tapping into their superannuation to pay for expensive weight-loss surgery.

His comments come in light of figures which suggest a growing number of Australians are using their superannuation to have surgery.

Fact check: Health Minister Peter Dutton misleading on Red Cross Ebola funding

Australian humanitarian agencies have called on the Federal Government to "immediately increase support" to contain the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Health Minister Peter Dutton argues the Government is doing as much as possible. He's repeatedly said the Government has provided $18 million to non-government organisations like the Red Cross to support their Ebola response.

More than a quarter of children in the ACT are either overweight or obese and the problem is worsening, a new report warns.

The ACT Government released its fourth annual compilation of data about the health, wellbeing, learning and development of children in the Territory compared to national indicators.

With Ebola panic spreading across the US, a social media campaign aims to counter discrimination

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Shoana Solomon’s social media campaign hopes to address Ebola panic. Photograph: Shoana Cachelle/Cachelle Photography

Details given of two vaccines being fast-tracked for trial on 20,000 health workers and antibody serum planned for Liberia

World Health Organisation (WHO) official Marie Paule Kieny gives details of two experimental Ebola vaccines and a plan to produce blood serum.
World Health Organisation (WHO) official Marie Paule Kieny gives details of two experimental Ebola vaccines and a plan to produce blood serum. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
The likelihood of cases presenting in Australia is currently low but we need to be prepared. Dan Peled/AAP

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, hospitals and health systems are preparing for possible cases in Australia. What would this response look like?

A Darling Downs' GP group has welcomed new changes to primary health care.

The Federal Government has released details of the boundaries for the Primary Health Networks that will replace Medicare Locals from July.

Ready or not? Australia’s preparedness for an Ebola response has been called into questio

Ready or not? Australia’s preparedness for an Ebola response has been called into question. Source: Getty Images

AUSTRALIA has not trained any health care workers to deal with an Ebola outbreak in our region despite assurances from the Abbott Government that the nation’s health establishment is ready to fight the deadly virus.