The death of musician Lou Reed from liver cancer may raise awareness of the challenges of living with hepatitis C, but more work needs to be done to make sure treatments are widely available, writes Gregory Dore.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, but the reaction to the report has been muted and it seems to be business as usual, writes Bin Jalaludin.
The current debate on disclosure threshholds obscures the much larger question of why doctors need to receive “tea and biscuits” from pharmaceutical companies at all, write Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge.
Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients.
More than 40 per cent of all regular psychostimulant users have used an emerging psychoactive substance in the previous six months, according to research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
The first step in breaking the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empowering young indigenous Australians is to look at our communities' circumstances through a different lens, argues Lisa Jackson Pulver.
Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success – instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change.
Pockets of Australia have among the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, yet researchers say there is little public awareness about the condition and its risks especially for pregnant women.