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Health-care resources are wasted when doctors overuse diagnostic tests, writes Rakesh Kumar.

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If health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is to be achieved, Australia must continue to focus on increasing the numbers of Indigenous doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, writes Peter Smith and Tammy Kimpton. 

Chemicals

Environmental chemical exposure is a valid concern, but the evidence does not support hyperbolic claims that we are swimming in a soup of cancer-causing chemicals, writes Darren Saunders. 

Mental health and work

The government's contention that employment is positive for those with mental illness is strongly supported by the evidence, write Philip Mitchell and Geoffrey Waghorn.

breakfast

For most people, it makes sense for breakfast to contribute to a healthy balanced diet, writes Rosemary Stanton.

Genetic testing

The rapid reduction in cost of DNA sequencing has made this one-time fantastical idea an emerging reality, but there are many reasons to be cautious, write Caroline Ford and Orin Chisholm.

brain inflammation

While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn’t necessarily lead to the other, write Gordon Parker and Ute Vollmer-Conna.

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Scientists, engineers and clinicians are delivering 3D printed bionics and novel electroactive materials that can communicate with muscles and nerves; they’re reprogramming cells and repairing tissues; and they’re synthesising functional nanoparticles to swim through blood and deliver drugs.

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Eminent immunologist and HIV researcher Professor Rodney Phillips begins today as Dean of Medicine at UNSW, returning home after nearly 40 years abroad.

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Our ability to visually interpret the environment around us is easily taken for granted. But what about when we start to see things that aren’t there?

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