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Why is there a March being organized to support a new Australian play?

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Michael, on the March  Welcome to the Revolution When I was young I remember watching the news and seeing women burning their bras. It was a time when Germaine Greer was clearly our era’s Joan of...
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Youth Sailing Program Helps Young People Navigate Life’s Challenges

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Balmoral Sailing Club, run by Jono and Sylvie Allen for the past 28 years, holds many programs and lessons that help young people navigate life’s challenges.  Learn to sail and school holiday programs are included...

Around half of 17-year-olds have had sex and they’re more responsible than you think

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Australia’s teens get their sexual information from a variety of sources and seem to know a lot about STIs. Kevin Laminto/Unsplash Just under half of year 10 to 12 students have had sex,...
loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

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Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.  Image from www.shutterstock.com The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation...

There are not many good news stories about suicide but this is one

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There are not many local good news stories about suicide, but we are one of them. His name was Guy May. He was tall, talented and an actor who had been Neighbors, and he was...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

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The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...
media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more to the story

Media hype and increased testing: this year’s flu numbers are high, but there’s more...

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The media suggests we’re in the midst of a horror flu season, but there are nuances to consider. From shutterstock.com Over recent months, the news has been saturated with headlines claiming we’re experiencing a “killer...
best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. what can be done instead?

Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Even before COVID-19 lockdowns, school closures and strict social distancing, depression was on the rise in children and teenagers around the globe. By the age of 19, around 25% of adolescents are estimated to have experienced a...
9 ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

9 ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

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  Image: Shutterstock Headlines about the impact of the pandemic on youth mental health have left many parents worried about their children and unsure what they can do to help. Now, as restrictions are eased – and school,...
stroke innovation paves the way for covid-19 clinical guidelines

Young finding the ‘new normal’ after stroke

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Stroke Foundation is thrilled to launch an exciting new project to help working-age Australians find their 'new normal' after stroke. The Stroke Foundation Young Stroke Project, funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), will meet...