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One may well argue that the key element in any discussion needs to be compassion, although what this means in practice is not always clear.
by James Page - 22/08/2014 - 5 comments
So far the death toll has almost reached 1,000 and there may well have been more than 2,000 cases. Now the disease looks like gaining an important foothold in Nigeria.
by Peter Curson - 14/08/2014 - 2 comments
The Huang meta-analysis also showed a clear dose effect, i.e., women with two or more abortions showed a risk increase of 76%, and those with three or more abortions showed a risk increase of 89%.
by Joel Brind - 12/08/2014 - 80 comments
So are we at risk particularly given that at least three cases have turned up in the USA albeit two of which were returned under care from West Africa?
by Peter Curson - 11/08/2014 - 3 comments
Zealots should not be allowed to suppress medical debate just because it conflicts with their prejudices.
by Lachlan Dunjey - 5/08/2014 - 30 comments
For many Australians, painkillers are the drug of choice, with about three quarters taking over-the-counter painkillers and half misusing prescription painkillers.
by George Dertadian - 4/08/2014
But what does the future hold? Will we ever eliminate or indeed be able to control infectious disease?
by Peter Curson - 1/08/2014 - 2 comments
Does this mean that a service provider or carer of someone with a disability has to balance the risk to the disabled person and the right of that person to pursue happiness for themselves?
by Peter Gibilisco - 24/07/2014 - 3 comments
The bewildering aspect of it to me is that a single whale takes up 10 minutes of my news watching time yet when figures about late term abortions of viable healthy babies are released, nobody wants to talk about it.
by Debbie Garratt - 11/07/2014 - 43 comments
If you bought a new car and there was only a one in twelve chance that it would work properly, how would you feel?
by Baz Bardoe - 7/07/2014 - 4 comments
If we are really serious about the best interests of children and of women we need to have a closer look at what is happening within big biotech.
by Chris Meney - 6/06/2014 - 7 comments
The media mislead us into imagining we are all young, attractive and fascinated by matters related to food.
by Peter West - 4/06/2014 - 10 comments

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