Death and Dying

A funeral parlour has been offering cash to GPs who can generate successful leads by referring on terminally ill patients and their families.

Supremacy Funerals Penrith sent out letters this month

Geir O'Rourke15th February 2019

Over the past decade, scientists have been talking about another new dawn of another new era where it will become possible to reverse genetic disorders using gene therapies.

The excitement rose a

A celebrated GP has been struck off the UK's medical register for enrolling ineligible patients into clinical trials he conducted on behalf of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Jerome Kerrane also acted

Doctors will have greater powers to evacuate asylum-seekers currently held in Australia’s offshore detention centres after Dr Kerryn Phelps' medivac bill finally passed federal parliament.


There is a lot of hype around Dr Kerryn Phelps’ asylum-seeker medivac proposal — but neither its advocates nor its detractors have been very clear about what it would actually do.

On Monday, Prime

Granting doctors more power to evacuate asylum seekers out of offshore detention facilities would jeopardise national security, the federal government has warned.

Independent MP Dr Kerryn Phelps has

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14th February 2019

Many papers on organ transplants in English-language medical journals don't meet international ethical standards because they include research involving organs that may have been harvested from

An independent doctor panel will review cases of asylum-seekers held in offshore detention needing possible medical evacuation to Australia.

Campaigners have long warned that detainees are being

Some doctors with a conscientious objection to abortion are breaking Victorian law by refusing to refer patients to practitioners without a moral objection to the procedure, a survey suggests.


A Hollywood doctor has lost his medical licence after recommending a father give his four-year-old son marijuana cookies to control temper tantrums, according to California's medical board.


A Chinese scientist who said he made the world's first gene-edited babies intentionally evaded oversight and broke national guidelines in a quest for fame and fortune, according to a government