AUSTRALIANS have been warned against eating an imported blue cheese found contaminated with listeria.
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REBATES for inner-city GPs could be slashed while rebates for suburban and country GPs remain the same, according to the leak detailing proposed savings to Medicare.
SCIENTISTS have developed a new blood test that can detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years.
THE discovery of two small glass slides containing smallpox vaccine specimens from more than 170 years ago have provided an insight into Sydney’s first public health campaign.
A West Australian nurse who impersonated an oncology registrar to refer herself to a surgeon for the implantation of a venous catheter has been found guilty of professional misconduct.
THE belief that GP shortages are limited to rural and remote areas is a myth, with a workforce crisis set to bite the nation’s cities, the RACGP has warned.
THE Medical Board of Australia has made a swift U-turn on threats to fine doctors for failing to police online reviews of their services.
WOMEN who develop type 2 diabetes face a much higher relative risk of stroke compared with their male counterparts, an Australian study has found.
A FORMER psychiatrist who preyed on "vulnerable" patients for his own sexual gratification has been sentenced to three years behind bars.
BLOOD concentration of the antipsychotics olanzapine and clozapine are significantly decreased in smokers, and doctors are being urged to consider smoking status when regulating doses.
A DOUBLING in PIP payments for GP teaching promised by the Coalition before the election last year looks likely to be included in the upcoming federal budget.
A BABY treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, in the second case that has raised hopes about early treatment, doctors say.
AUSTRALIANS will be advised to cut their sugar intake by half under a new World Health Organization proposal.
ASSISTANT health minister Fiona Nash is censured but unrepentant after facing federal parliament's most serious rebuke over conflict of interest allegations in her office.
PEOPLE who eat high-protein diets during middle age are more likely to die of cancer, a study suggests.
A FORMER nurse who injected an unregistered hyaluronic acid filler into the forehead of a 27-year-old male client who came to see her because he wanted a lip enhancement has been permanently banned from providing any injectable cosmetic treatments.
PRO-VACCINATION messages may not always work as intended and for some parents may reduce their intention to vaccinate, a US study has found.
MORE than 800 women have registered their interest in taking part in a class action against Bayer over combined oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin (drospirenone/ethinyloestradiol).
ELI Lilly’s $250,000 fine from Medicines Australia over its promotion of the testosterone therapy Axiron resulted from an internal whistleblower complaint.
TWO years ago, Bondi GP Dr Jill Forer and her husband, an ophthalmologist, acted on their “global conscience” and travelled to Kenya to set up a small medical clinic with a local foundation.