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Keeping step

Alcoholics Anonymous in lockdown and out

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The empathy deficit

The Morrison government’s negligence in aged care is having devastating effects

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Birth rites

Why do some insist women should forgo pain relief in childbirth?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

The agony and ecstasy

Clinical trials in Perth will study the use of MDMA to treat PTSD and addiction

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A trip to the doctor

A personal experience of how psychedelics are transforming mental health therapies

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Celebrity misinformation

The Foo Fighters’ AIDS denialism should be on the record

The second wave

Case studies of systemic failure in Victoria’s fight against coronavirus

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Chelmsford revisited

Thirty years on from the excoriating royal commission, two practitioners of deep sleep therapy seek redemption in a defamation case that again blames Scientologists for their downfall

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Hysteria as metaphor

What chronic illness can teach us about the limits of the healthcare system during a global crisis

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Troubled waters

The ‘Ruby Princess’ inquiry finds plenty of blame to go around