Back to the future with antibiotic resistance

The evidence is clear and the pressure to act is growing, writes Chris Del Mar. Without a cutback in the use of antibiotics, healthcare faces major disruption

17 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Wacky backy

The Australian waded into the tobacco packaging debate with a series of blunt assertions, writes Rodney Tiffen. Faced with a barrage of well-informed criticism, the paper dug in

12 Jul 14 | Comments (1)

eBook: Climate change and equity

This eBook features Tim Senior’s recently announced prize-winning entry in the Gavin Mooney Essay Prize for 2013, together with the four runners-up

17 Apr 14 | Comments (0)

Eleven grams of trouble

Screening for cervical cancer saves lives every day, so surely men should be screened for prostate cancer? Unfortunately it’s a bit more complicated than that, writes Frank Bowden

18 Mar 14 | Comments (11)

A short look at Medicare’s long history

Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson reviews an account of the genesis and chequered career of Labor’s national health insurance scheme

20 Feb 14 | Comments (0)

Obamacare’s testing year ahead

Americans see Obamacare as either the president’s greatest achievement or his biggest failure, writes Lesley Russell. But the signs are growing that its success will outweigh any shortcomings

07 Jan 14 | Comments (0)

Small-target health policy gets off to a shaky start

The new government’s aged-care decisions suggest it will prioritise providers over consumers, writes Lesley Russell

17 Sep 13 | Comments (4)

Injecting a dose of science

Opposition to vaccination has something in common with well-funded anti-science lobbies, writes John Quiggin, but its roots in genuine confusion mean it should be handled differently

06 Sep 13 | Comments (0)