The union representing WA nurses says terminally ill patients who are suffering should have the legal right to ask for medical help to end their life, putting the group at odds with the state's peak doctors' lobby.
Queensland Health is investigating how a large parcel of patients' medical documents, earmarked for destruction, were lost on a busy Brisbane road, in what is being criticised as a major breach of trust.
A man who suffered horrific burns to 95 per cent of his body survives his injuries after receiving world-first treatment in Adelaide, which included cutting away his burns and covering his wounds with skin grown in a lab.
More than 1 million vaccinations have been deployed across the state as Queenslanders brace for a bad flu season but the number of confirmed cases is already four times the five-year average for this time of year.
Doctors are warning Australian babies travelling overseas should be vaccinated against measles earlier than the Federal Government's immunisation scheme recommends amid international outbreaks and a rising number of cases in Australia.
Thirteen-year-old Eden has been taking antidepressants for almost half his life — and he's not alone. The number of Australian children and teenagers on antidepressants has risen by almost 60 per cent in the past five years.
Feisty little Mila is more her father's daughter than anyone might guess. The one-year-old's failing liver was entirely replaced with a section of her dad's, after Victoria's first father-child organ donation.
A life-saving surgery seen as a major breakthrough in stroke treatment is only available to Canberrans during business hours, but soon patients will not have to worry about whether the timing of their stroke will affect their care.
Fifteen-year-old Connor Meldrum, who was badly injured in a cliff accident, will undergo surgery to have fitted to his skull a custom-printed polyethylene material that mimics the properties of living bone.