By characterising healthcare reform as a simplistic fiscal balancing act, we are overlooking new opportunities to find significant budgetary savings while simultaneously improving the quality of care, write Louisa Jorm and Peter Smith.
Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are 60% less likely to complete high school and seven times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven't used the drug, UNSW research shows.
Researchers have found that in just four years the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians of all backgrounds, a result that could herald good news for cervical cancer rates.
Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.
Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remain huge hurdles. If Lange had any solutions they died with him over a field in eastern Ukraine, writes David Cooper.