Industrial action could be taken

NEGOTIATIONS between union representatives and the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Board are heating up, with Together Union secretary Alex Scott warning that staff...

Pandemic fears over new gastro strain, discovered in Victoria

A new strain of the virus that causes gastro has been identified in Victoria, and the researchers behind the discovery warn it could soon become...

Busy Victorian hospitals still causing ambulance queues: doctors

Seriously ill people are being put at grave risk in overcrowded emergency departments where paramedics are still regularly stuck in long queues, doctors say.Nearly two...

Embryos destroyed during SA blackout after hospital generator fails

Embryos being prepared for transfer at a fertility clinic had to be destroyed due to a generator failure at...

Doctor in chemotherapy under-dosing scandal worked in Newcastle hospital

The doctor at the centre of the chemotherapy dosing scandal also worked at a hospital in Newcastle, it has...
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Blocked aorta patient Sue McLean says Gold Coast Health X-ray scandal...

SUE McLean does not believe just two patients have had bad outcomes in Gold Coast Health’s X-ray scandal.    Not only does she think she is a third, she says it is only a matter of time before more patients come forward or find out their images have not been checked properly.

Contact lens discomfort linked to changes in lipid layer of tear...

Changes in the lipid layer of the eyes' natural tear film may contribute to the common problem of contact lens discomfort, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.