Why is it so hard to find a bulk-bulling GP in Canberra?

    It's a well-known Canberra complaint: finding a bulk-billing family GP is just about impossible. For new arrivals in town, accustomed to seeing a sign about...

    The shocking state of oral health in our nursing homes, and how family members...

    The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be. While shocking, this story is far from surprising. Researchers have long highlighted that people living in aged care have substantially poorer oral health and three times the risk of untreated tooth decay than people living in the community.

    Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

    A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the...

    How my job as obstetrician teaches me about dying

    I am an obstetrician. My job, distilled to its essence is to be present and assist during the birthing of a new life. Labor has its inherent risks, but with credit to those who came before me, delivering a child has never been safer for most of the general populace. Having chosen this rare field of medicine that involves the happy beginnings of life, death and dying has not been part of my standard repertoire.

    Should I stop taking Prozac if I’m pregnant?

    Women, and perhaps their doctors, may be concerned when they see reports of a study showing an association between taking fluoxetine, an antidepressant also...