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yes, another lockdown in victoria hurts. but it might be our only way to avert a third wave

Yes, another lockdown in Victoria hurts. But it might be our only way to...

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 Picture; James Ross/AAP Victoria went into stage 4 lockdown from 11.59pm Friday, as the cluster from the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel continues to grow. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the circuit-breaker lockdown that afternoon, citing the threat...
3 ways to transform our ‘soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older australians first

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not...
wearing shoes in the house is just plain gross. the verdict from scientists who study indoor contaminants

Wearing shoes in the house is just plain gross. The verdict from scientists who...

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Image: Shutterstock You probably clean your shoes if you step in something muddy or disgusting (please pick up after your dog!). But when you get home, do you always de-shoe at the door? Plenty of Australians...
a damning review of e-cigarettes shows vaping leads to smoking, the opposite of what supporters claim

A damning review of e-cigarettes shows vaping leads to smoking, the opposite of what...

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Image: Shutterstock A major review on the health effects of e-cigarettes reflects what public health advocates have feared – escalating use of e-cigarettes in school-aged children, early warning signs of increased smoking rates in young Australians,...
law academic awarded for partner violence research

LAW ACADEMIC AWARDED FOR PARTNER VIOLENCE RESEARCH

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A law academic from The University of Western Australia has been recognised for her research on the legal obstacles faced by women who kill their abusive partners. The research could help decision-makers better understand intimate...
how to prepare and protect your gut health over christmas and the silly season

How to prepare and protect your gut health over Christmas and the silly season

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Image: Shuttlestock It’s that time of year again, with Christmas parties, end-of-year get-togethers and holiday catch-ups on the horizon for many of us — all COVID-safe, of course. All that party food and takeaway,...
australians are embracing ‘mindful drinking’ — and the alcohol industry is also getting sober curious

Australians are embracing ‘mindful drinking’ — and the alcohol industry is also getting sober...

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  Picture: Justin Aikin/Unsplash In 2020, Australia’s first non-alcoholic bar opened in Brunswick. Sydney quickly followed suit. Major liquor retailers are dedicating more and more shelf space for the growing range of no-alcohol and low-alcohol drinks. Alcohol-free...
why the way we approach transgender and non-binary healthcare needs to change

Why the way we approach transgender and non-binary healthcare needs to change

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Fiona Goodall/Getty Images Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind. There is little teaching on gender and sexuality at...
more than a dozen covid leaks in 6 months: to protect australians, it’s time to move quarantine out of city hotels

More than a dozen COVID leaks in 6 months: to protect Australians, it’s time...

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  Picture: Richard Wainwright/AAP In the past week, at least six Australians returned home uninfected only to acquire the coronavirus while undergoing quarantine in hotels in Sydney and Perth. One traveller left a hotel after 14 days in...
india is facing a terrible crisis. how can australia respond ethically?

India is facing a terrible crisis. How can Australia respond ethically?

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  Picture: Rafiq Maqbool/AP/AAP India’s COVID-19 crisis has revived a longstanding debate about whether foreign governments should come to the aid of countries facing major economic or humanitarian challenges and, if so, what kind of...