Monthly Wire

10 fascinating articles on health, 2013

In 2013, magazine and newspaper writing about health blossomed. Whether about new research, historical context, mental wellbeing, or major medical or social issues, discussions about health have engaged an increasingly aware and voracious global readership.

Here are some of our favourite pieces of the year:

The vitamin myth: Why we think we need supplements (The Atlantic) 

Fat city (The Monthly) 

Some of my best friends are germs (New York Times)

The D.S.M and the nature of disease (New Yorker)

How animals may cause the next big one (New York Review of Books)

Imagining the post-antibiotics future (Medium)

The doctor who made a revolution (New York Review of Books)

Experts reshape treatment guide for cholesterol (New York Times)

The disturbing, shameful history of childbirth deaths (Slate)

Death by masculinity (Project Syndicate) 

Read on

Image of Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and CFMEU Victoria secretary John Setka

Judge stymies Albanese’s plans to expel Setka from ALP

A protracted battle is the last thing the Opposition needs

Image from ‘Booksmart’

Meritocracy rules in ‘Booksmart’

Those who work hard learn to play hard in Olivia Wilde’s high-school comedy

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

The government’s perverse pursuit of surplus

Aiming to be back in black in the current climate is bad economics

Image of Blixa Bargeld at Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo 2019: Blixa Bargeld

The German musician presides over a suitably unpredictable evening