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Influenza cases at record-breaking high

Influenza cases at record-breaking high

June 17, 2019

Australia is experiencing its largest surge in confirmed influenza cases with the month of May showing...

Construction ready for holistic eating disorder house

Construction ready for holistic eating disorder house

May 9, 2019

After being told she had just one week to live, Auckland-born Millie Thomas travelled to the Sunshine Coast to die “in her happy place”. Her life had been consumed by anorexia

Bariatric surgery – it’s not the easy way out

Bariatric surgery – it’s not the easy way out

April 23, 2019

Bariatric surgery is commonly viewed as the ‘easy way out’. But that's a notion that disregards the complexities involved. Karlena Sutcliffe explores the factors that influence a larger bodied person to decide on the surgery.

University of Wollongong goes Commando for Motor Neurone Disease

April 16, 2019

Grass and mud-stained knees jogged, sprinted and crawled their way across the University of Wollongong to raise funds for motor neurone disease.

Is the dentist too expensive?

Is the dentist too expensive?

March 27, 2019

The Australian dental care system has been under some assessment recently, as the current policies fail...

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.

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