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)

Health: the missing election debate

So far, healthcare has gone missing in the election campaign, writes Lesley Russell

20 Aug 13 | Comments (1)

An unhealthy subsidy

Means testing is all very well, says Ian McAuley, but do we need private health insurance at all?

12 Jul 13 | Comments (1)

A “train wreck” that looks like staying on the rails

Opponents of Obamacare will have to face the fact that the scheme is being implemented across the United States, even in some unlikely places, writes Lesley Russell

03 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

The growing movement to increase health equity

The evidence is clear and health professionals are taking notice, writes Melissa Sweet. Now it’s time for government to act

19 Apr 13 | Comments (0)

Germ warfare opens a new front

Overuse of antibiotics is not only creating resistant strains of bacteria but also changing the complex ecology of the human body, writes Melissa Sweet

07 Mar 13 | Comments (4)

Two suburbs, 167 lives: how the Life Chances study turned twenty-one

In 1990 a team of researchers began tracking a group of babies born in two inner suburbs of Melbourne. Their latest results paint a complex picture of obstacles, opportunities and resilience, writes Melissa Sweet

08 Oct 12 | Comments (0)

Overtested, overtreated and over here

The principles behind an American campaign to reduce unnecessary and often expensive medical interventions are gaining support in Australia, writes Melissa Sweet

04 Jun 12 | Comments (0)