Neil Diamond cancels his Australian concerts and is retiring from touring, saying he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
A year-five student in New Mexico shares marijuana edibles with classmates, thinking they are lollies.
Children aged between one and four will get free meningococcal vaccines after a spate of deaths from the disease, with the WA Government saying it will not sit by and let the condition “wreak havoc on our community”.
New South Wales children under the age of five will be eligible for free flu vaccines, saving parents about $50 per child, after a “horror” season last year.
In PNG, there are reports four policemen were injured when they rescued a man being tortured by villagers who accused him of using sorcery to cause the death of rugby star Kato Ottio.
CEO of Mental Health Australia Frank Quinlan says a combination of lack of funding and poor connection for mental health services is responsible for a crisis across the country.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says the government is looking into a program to provide greater and incentives for more medical practitioners to practice in regional areas.