Health & Medicine

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It's time to improve employment for Australians with disability

New research finds that for people with disability, working in a job that's a good match for their skills and needs can improve mental health. But the reverse is also true

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Daily decisions can reduce the carbon footprint of our health sector

The Healthcare Carbon Lab aims to reduce carbon emissions in our health sector by measuring carbon-emitting procedures and products, while still delivering quality care

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Access to e-cigarettes will improve Australia’s health

For existing smokers, swapping tobacco for e-cigarettes with nicotine may improve their health. It could also mean a net health gain for Australia, if it weren’t illegal

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Corporations are putting profits above the safety of women. And it's evil

The pelvic mesh scandal is an example of the evil of selling unsafe products. The law can and should do something about it

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Pill testing is the right choice

The Victorian government’s decision to introduce drug testing demonstrates it takes its duty to prevent harm seriously

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How Australian audiologists are helping musicians with hearing loss

Imagine you’re a professional musician. But you start to lose your hearing. New research aims to help musicians make the transition to hearing aids – and still enjoy the music

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Your cold house is bad for your mental health

New research finds that the poorest Australians in the worst health are living in the coldest homes during Australian winter and it’s putting their mental health at risk

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The young people getting nature on prescription

The early results of a new trial on ‘nature prescribing’ show promise for helping young people with mild mental illness

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This has so rarely occurred in the University’s history

Truth-telling is one form of restorative justice, but more is needed to redress the wrongs done to Indigenous peoples

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People coming off antidepressants are looking for help online

Tapering off or ‘deprescribing’ antidepressants is a complex process, but without tailored clinical guidelines, some people are turning to their peers instead of their doctors for support.

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