New AMA chief says stretched health staff shocked at ‘cost of business’ attitude

New AMA chief says stretched health staff shocked at ‘cost of business’ attitude

Professor Steve Robson,a fertility specialist based in Canberra,was elected to lead the nation’s most high-profile medical group last week.

  • byAisha Dow

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A cascade of failures:How Annie Moylan lost her child,and her life,in Melbourne’s private hospitals

A cascade of failures:How Annie Moylan lost her child,and her life,in Melbourne’s private hospitals

Misdiagnosed from the start,Annie was never given the straightforward treatment that would have saved her. Only through the determination of her parents can her story now be told.

  • byChristine Ahern andThea Dikeos
Brett Sutton says this is ‘key’ to fighting COVID-19

Brett Sutton says this is ‘key’ to fighting COVID-19

Victoria’s chief health officer says improvements to indoor ventilation can have a lasting impact on the spread of COVID-19,and the lingering impacts of the infectious disease.

  • byAisha Dow
Donate women’s unused eggs to research instead of rubbish bin,bioethicists propose
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Donate women’s unused eggs to research instead of rubbish bin,bioethicists propose

Unclaimed eggs in fertility clinic freezers should be donated by default to help women with mitochondrial disease amid a donor egg shortage,bioethicists say.

  • byKate Aubusson
Victorian patients languish longer in emergency departments and ambulance queues

Victorian patients languish longer in emergency departments and ambulance queues

Victoria’s latest quarterly health performance data shows a dramatic increase in the number of people who have been stuck in emergency departments for more than a day,as they wait for a bed to become available.

  • byAisha Dow andRachel Eddie
‘I’m totally,utterly done’:The insider take on our growing GP crisis

‘I’m totally,utterly done’:The insider take on our growing GP crisis

GPs:underpaid compared to their specialist peers,overloaded with admin,stressed out by COVID-19. The diagnosis:a profession in need of urgent treatment.

  • byAmanda Hooton
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NSW monkeypox vaccine roll out to start on Monday
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NSW monkeypox vaccine roll out to start on Monday

People most at risk from monkeypox in NSW will have access to the first 5500 vaccine doses from Monday,as sexual health and infectious disease experts warn Australia’s outbreak won’t slow down until 75,000 people get their first shots.

  • byKate Aubusson
Royal Children’s Hospital waiting times blow out to eight hours

Royal Children’s Hospital waiting times blow out to eight hours

Children were waiting up to eight hours as a long queue stretched out of the Royal Children’s Hospital on Monday night.

  • byAisha Dow andCaroline Schelle
‘Find the money’:Experts push for lung cancer screening
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‘Find the money’:Experts push for lung cancer screening

A federal advisory committee is reconsidering a lung cancer screening program,as experts say scans could save 12,000 lives over the next decade.

  • byMary Ward
The COVID trend sparking optimism among epidemiologists

The COVID trend sparking optimism among epidemiologists

Declining COVID-19 numbers have coincided with a drop in influenza as Australia appears to come out the other side of the winter surge. However,some experts warn another wave could be around the corner.

  • byLiam Mannix
Listing breakthrough brings hope for people with spinal condition

Listing breakthrough brings hope for people with spinal condition

Adults with spinal muscular atrophy will for the first time have access to affordable treatment for the debilitating genetic condition.

  • byKate Aubusson