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Code White – Inside an emergency department in crisis

Code White – Inside an emergency department in crisis

December 18, 2019

It takes just two minutes and 205 steps to walk from the staff carpark to Flinders Medical Centre’s Emergency Department, but it’s enough to gather yourself for the storm awaiting inside. Flinders is the second largest hospital in South Australia, and its emergency department (ED) is rarely below maximum capacity.

Asthma on the rise in Lake Macquarie

Asthma on the rise in Lake Macquarie

December 6, 2019

The NSW Lake Macquarie region, 150 kilometres north of Sydney, has seen an inexplicable rise in the number...

The cost of avoiding the dentist’s drill

The cost of avoiding the dentist’s drill

November 29, 2019

Australia’s millennial generation are usually on-message when it comes to health. They eat better,...

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Legally blind and a brilliant artist

November 28, 2019

James Norquay was diagnosed with brain cancer eight years ago, leaving him with 2 per cent vision. He...

“Vaping”: a new health threat for smokers?

“Vaping”: a new health threat for smokers?

November 23, 2019

E-cigarettes, or "vapes", are marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco. But a string of ...

Eating disorders: out from the shadows

Eating disorders: out from the shadows

November 21, 2019

Eating, the ordinary everyday routine, was something I could control, and from control came a feeling of safety, something I longed for in the midst of change.

Cystic fibrosis sufferers win affordable drug lifeline

Cystic fibrosis sufferers win affordable drug lifeline

November 5, 2019

A new cystic fibrosis drug has been listed onto the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, saving sufferers...

Humanitarian crisis growing: Syria needs Australia’s help

November 5, 2019

The Red Cross has issued a stark warning about a human tragedy unfolding in northeast Syria, as hundreds...

 

‘I broke 27 bones’: The Accident

October 30, 2019

A message on the importance of respecting the road.

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

Choosing to be child-free for the planet

October 14, 2019

Selfish. A word attributed to, amongst others, women throughout history who have made the conscious decision to remain childless. However, for Perth-based student Steph Murphy, choosing to be child-free may be the answer to the world’s climate woes.

Anxiety real for graduating students

Anxiety real for graduating students

October 11, 2019

But the thought of the upcoming shift into the “real” world is causing some students to develop what...

As temperatures, seas and emissions rise, anxieties are superheating

As temperatures, seas and emissions rise, anxieties are superheating

September 25, 2019

Climate change is already taking a toll on mental health. The cure is the same one the planet needs - activism and engagement, experts say.

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