Australian politics, society & culture

The Medicine

Dissecting dietary fads and habits
By Karen Hitchcock
Sickness can be debilitating but it also offers escape
By Karen Hitchcock
A stint in a remote Western Australian hospital brings its own challenges
By Karen Hitchcock
Our minds and bodies have a complicated relationship with what we eat
By Karen Hitchcock
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It was championed by women’s groups, but Addyi is not the “female Viagra”
By Karen Hitchcock
How should doctors be assessed? And how should they assess themselves?
By Karen Hitchcock
How do doctors manage when there are more patients and fewer resources?
By Karen Hitchcock
Why do we do so little of something so good?
By Karen Hitchcock
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How do we decide who will make the best doctors?
By Karen Hitchcock
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Having a baby and having a medical career
By Karen Hitchcock
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The ethical dilemmas of medicine
By Karen Hitchcock
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The effectiveness of plastic surgery is a matter of perception
By Karen Hitchcock
Public health and personal responsibility
By Karen Hitchcock
Medical professionals can be hypochondriacs too
By Karen Hitchcock
The argument against euthanasia
By Karen Hitchcock
In the gallery, human remains are preserved, refashioned and elevated
By Karen Hitchcock
Why do we smoke and why do we quit?
By Karen Hitchcock
When social services are cut, hospitals are left to fill the holes
By Karen Hitchcock

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