Opinion

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For First Nations peoples living with Dementia, loss of speech can bring loss of connection to family and culture. A new initiative has found a culturally friendly way to assist with communication.

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Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won’t stop this strain in its tracks.

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Brainard has been pushing the US Federal Reserve to consider exposure to climate change in its regulation and analysis of banks. That’s sparked fury from Republican senators – and even a Nobel Prize winner.

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Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.

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With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.

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For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.

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True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.

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Aluminium is hugely useful, but energy-intensive to produce. What if we didn’t have to smelt any more?

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Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.

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The idea is publicly funded Australian research should be free for the public to read when published. But if it means taking money from universities struggling for research funding, that poses risks.

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