Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Photograph: Dean Lewins/Australia and New Zealand OUT/EPA

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfire(...)

While I have every sympathy for those with sick children, this does not extend to condoning any attempt to undermine a vaccine which will save the lives of thousands of patients in years to come

Earlier this year I publicly proposed a new policy in response to reports of declining vaccination rates in Ireland. Specifically, I suggested that, b(...)

Dr Gabrielle McMullin: “If you are approached for sex, probably the safest thing to do in terms of your career is to comply with the request.”

An Irish-educated surgeon has rejected criticism over comments she made saying surgical trainees should stay silent if they’re sexually assaulted by a(...)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, where a week-old boy is in serious but stable condition after being discovered in a roadside drain. Photograph: Google Street View

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before(...)

An International Medical Corps clinic in Liberia. Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has defended measures announced by his government to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

Australia’s top Ebola official challenged the government’s blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the virus, saying the measure wa(...)

The Australian Medical Association said the error was unacceptable and potentially distressing to family doctors, while an opposition lawmaker said it was symptomatic of an overworked health system. 
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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An Australian hospital apologised today after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.Austin Hospital, in Au(...)