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Grace Tame running in the 2023 Bruny Island Ultra Marathon


Running out of trouble

How long-distance running changed the life of the former Australian of the Year (and earnt her a record win in an ultramarathon)

Man stands at pedestrian crossing, Carlton, Melbourne


Taking the long view on COVID

What are the next steps after the parliamentary committee investigation into long COVID?

A patient has her blood pressure checked.


Why it’s so hard to get a GP appointment

The GP shortage and stagnant Medicare rebates are only part of the problem

Carrie Tiffany as a child outside a house with her mother


Sweet regret

After the death of her mother, the author reflects on the hold of sugar upon her family’s health and history

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Doctored facts in The Australian

The danger of misrepresenting new malpractice regulations as muzzling doctors’ opinions

Demonstrating for reproductive rights at Hyde Park, Sydney, June 9, 2019

The fight to choose

As Roe v Wade is overturned in the United States, what are the threats to accessing abortion in Australia?

Image of an illustration of a tree, by Jeff Fisher

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