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Supply and demand: are doctors manipulating the medical market? Read Article →

Supply and demand: are doctors manipulating the medical market?

Any market – be it housing, retail, or even health – is dictated to a degree by supply and demand.
The Importance of the Home GP Read Article →

The Importance of the Home GP

According to new data released by the Australian Institute of Health Welfare (AIHW), nearly 50% of all Australians suffer from one chronic medical condition, while 20% suffer from at least two.

Politics

With Syria missile strikes, Trump turns from non-intervention to waging war Read Article →

With Syria missile strikes, Trump turns from non-intervention to waging war

The United States’ unilateral missile strikes against a Syrian airforce base are a dramatic escalation of its participation in that country’s civil war.
Vital Signs: Health in the Era of Climate Change Read Article →

Vital Signs: Health in the Era of Climate Change

Climate change is rapidly becoming a crucial issue for doctors to act on.

Law & Ethics

Female genital mutilation - the hidden torture of women in our society Read Article →

Female genital mutilation – the hidden torture of women in our society

Imagine that you are 6 years old and your mother is holding you down whilst another woman takes a knife to your genitals.
Supervised injecting rooms: an alternative approach to the war on drugs Read Article →

Supervised injecting rooms: an alternative approach to the war on drugs

When Ms A, a 34-year-old mother of two, fatally overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of a Richmond Hungry Jack’s restaurant, Victorian coroner Jacqui Hawkins saw a need for change.

Research & Technology

“Do not spit”: The history of tuberculosis, 4000 years on Read Article →

“Do not spit”: The history of tuberculosis, 4000 years on

“For every death from a zymotic disease, some person should be hanged, and it would be only just to begin with the Prime Minister.
Frances Oldham Kelsey, MD, CM:  An Unwavering Commitment to Evidence Based Medicine Read Article →

Frances Oldham Kelsey, MD, CM: An Unwavering Commitment to Evidence Based Medicine

Frances Oldham Kelsey, MD, CM, a pharmacologist and doctor by trade, was the second woman in the United States to be awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by President John F.

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