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Medical breakthrough for Australia’s most common cancer.

Medical breakthrough for Australia’s most common cancer.

March 16, 2019

Radiation therapy has undergone major advances over the past five years, particularly as a therapy for...

Male specialists still more equal than others in earnings

Male specialists still more equal than others in earnings

February 11, 2019

Despite decades of effort to encourage women into medicine, earnings show an enduring hierarchy in which male specialists still reap the rewards.

Bad medicine: gaping holes in mental health care

Bad medicine: gaping holes in mental health care

January 22, 2019

Suicides make up one-third of deaths among 15- to 24-year-olds. Is Australia's mental health system letting down young people?

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

PNG’s post-APEC dream leaves rural sector behind

December 11, 2018

Papua New Guinea’s trajectory to the monumental event of APEC 2018 has been one involving great strides from the moment it secured the bid to host the leaders summit in 2013. But there has been dismay since last month's event.

Energy poverty trying to pay the bills

Energy poverty trying to pay the bills

November 21, 2018

Households are going without essentials during the winter months because of the increasing cost of electricity and gas.

The rise of plastic positivity

The rise of plastic positivity

November 21, 2018

Millions of Australians are turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their physical appearance. But the pursuit of a better 'look' is not without risk.

Working towards an autism-friendly world

Working towards an autism-friendly world

November 20, 2018

Public places and businesses are creating quiet spaces to accommodate the needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Every breath she takes

Every breath she takes

October 25, 2018

A brave teenager endures, despite having an incurable disease that limits people's lifespan to an average of 37 years. Mikaela Turner reports.

Changing course, changing the culture

Changing course, changing the culture

October 25, 2018

It's been a year since the release of the Change the Course report about sexual assault and harassment at Australian universities. Has anything changed?

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

Weedkiller still available, despite cancer links

October 24, 2018

Roundup - the easy way to keep weed away from crops. But what does it do to our food?

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

COMMENT: Where is Australia’s consent education?

September 24, 2018

We consider ourselves a first-world country but we still think it's okay when a girl says she’s been sexually assaulted to ask her what she was wearing, writes Olivia Reed.

Taking heart to beat the stigma

Taking heart to beat the stigma

September 7, 2018

"Some people think it’s a sign of defeat. I find my scar a sense of victory." Young people with heart disease speak up on the hurt of misconceptions. Abbey Thorpe reports.

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