Citing rumours that a rogue nation or terrorist groups may have accessed secret stores of smallpox virus, the USA and Russia retained stocks of the virus frozen in liquid nitrogen.
For Australia, we need to acknowledge we have a problem in the way we are treating asylum-seekers.
Yet given that less than 5% of the world's population is totally free of disease one might legitimately argue that disease and not health is the norm.
Despite all this some are now saying that the epidemic has peaked in Brazil and Latin America but in reality it may take years for it to fully disappear and its effects will linger much longer.
In psychology we recognise at least five basic threats with the fear of extinction being the most prominent one.
We still arrogantly cling to the belief that we are the dominant species on earth and have the ability to easily adapt to such threats.
The provider receives additional subsidies when a resident is reclassified as requiring a higher level of care, staff levels rarely change.
The stories of mental illness you will never read about are not blips on the path to fame but debilitating complicated lifelong illnesses.
When the Coalition included the fund in the 2014 budget, it was hailed by the health and medical research sector as a watershed announcement.
The evaluation data are anything but positive and do not support retaining the current headspace model.
It takes time for any society to become normalised to patient killing and assisted suicide to the point where hitherto taboo extensions become feasible and reasonable.
The word 'committed' does not just mean that someone performed an action, but is connected with crime.