Australian politics, society & culture

Health

What would it take to modernise Alcoholics Anonymous?
By Jenny Valentish
It’s a simple procedure, but having a vasectomy can raise questions of masculinity and equality
By Ceridwen Dovey
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
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The links between Australia’s poppy industry and opioid addiction crisis
By Hamish McDonald
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
Bertram Wainer inspired a young Tim Flannery to take on the establishment
By Tim Flannery
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
Georgie Stone
When human nature and the law intersect
By Jenan Taylor
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The ethical dilemmas of medicine
By Karen Hitchcock
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Are we treating the symptoms of our problems rather than the causes?
By Michael Currie
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The effectiveness of plastic surgery is a matter of perception
By Karen Hitchcock

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