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Health March 14, 2020
Surgeons and gender
A study examining gender imbalance among surgeons shows widespread cultural change is needed to stamp out bullying, harassment and lack of support for women entering the profession.
Life June 15, 2019
Disability and natural disasters
When natural disasters strike, their impact on people with disability is even more diabolical. So what measures are being put in place to assist those affected?
Health July 13, 2019
Dementia and the ageing brain
As we age, so does our brain. But new research shows healthy lifestyle choices can dramatically slow the process and reduce the risk of diseases such as dementia.
Science October 20, 2018
The science of saving the Barrier Reef
While political debate rages over the funding of Great Barrier Reef projects, CSIRO and Australian Institute of Marine Science researchers are determining the best approaches for the reef’s restoration and survival
Health August 18, 2018
As well as writing prescriptions for medicine, Australian GPs are being encouraged to follow the lead of New Zealand and Britain in “social prescribing”, where formal directions are provided on diet, exercise, meditation and more.
Health June 23, 2018
Focus on endometriosis
Endometriosis is an often excruciating condition that affects 700,000 Australian women. With a national action plan due next month, sufferers are finally hopeful better treatments will soon be found.
Science April 14, 2018
The neuroscience of thrillseeking
While neuroscience studies are finding differences in the brains of people who are excited by risky behaviour, thrillseekers say anyone can turn fear into a challenge.