Health

John dwyer

The AMA is urging the government to consider the establishment of new medical schools in rural and regional areas to boost the number of doctors, writes John Dwyer.

Alison Ritter

We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.

Colleen Loo 2012 StGeorgeLeader

Applying mild electrical currents to the brain has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. But could the treatment also benefit people with bipolar disorder?

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Australian scientists have made a landmark discovery that could help women minimise or even avoid the risk of having a baby born with congenital birth defects.

Sex industry

The decriminalisation of sex work in NSW – combined with a free market approach – has resulted in one of the healthiest sex industries ever documented, a report to NSW Health has found.

Whooping baby

Australia’s prolonged whooping cough epidemic has entered a disturbing new phase, with a study showing the emergence of a new strain capable of evading the vaccine.

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Dr Sam Harvey has been appointed to Australia’s first dedicated clinical academic position focused on workplace mental health.

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Four of the world's best minds in brain cancer research will join UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre as part of a new visiting academic program.

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Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.

BlackDog school

A unique program that equips teachers to better help young people with mental health issues will be rolled out to high schools across Australia, thanks to the Black Dog Institute and nib foundation.

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