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We do not like the idea of doctors with their Hippocratic oath and ideals to save life, being given the powers to help people to die. Yet many of us as we near the end of our life wish to avoid the extreme pains and troubles of a lingering dying.
by Valerie Yule - 6/05/2015 - 10 comments
Since 2002 the number of stroke survivors in Australia has more than tripled and by 2050 this number is likely to soar to more than 700,000 sufferers.
by Erin Lalor - 4/05/2015 - 13 comments
Who'd have thought that the clearest voice to raise concerns about the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' would belong to Russell Brand?
by Kay Stroud - 10/04/2015 - 55 comments
Young people should not be forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.
by Di Winkler - 17/03/2015 - 5 comments
Managerial policies can devalue, and further disempower, the lives of people with physical disabilities by regulating different kinds of support by reference to a generic 'disabled' category.
by Peter Gibilisco - 13/03/2015 - 7 comments
The capitulation by the government to the naked self-interest of the Australian Medical Association regarding changes to GP funding not only reaffirms the premier protection racket of the AMA.
by Michael Keane - 28/01/2015 - 1 comment
The only way to avoid risk completely is to lock people up alone for a long time - and that kind of risk-averse behaviour has its own problems.
by Peter Baume - 21/01/2015 - 6 comments
'Old age is not a battle. Old age is a massacre': Philip Roth in Everyman
But there are some people who remain fair game – smokers. Which is why, anywhere you see a smoker, you will find a bully lurking not far away.
by David Leyonhjelm - 30/12/2014 - 36 comments
The result is that there are now many Australians with a refugee background who live with untreated PTS and by so doing pass the condition onto their children, which is also the case for many Australian veterans.
by Bruce Haigh - 19/12/2014 - 39 comments
The Indonesian trade ministry is preparing to mandate the plain packaging of alcohol products, including Australian wine, with the respective labelling devoted to warnings of the adverse health consequences associated with alcohol consumption.
by Patrick Basham - 16/12/2014 - 7 comments
Victoria's political leaders look the other way on voluntary euthanasia law reform leading up to Saturday's vote.
by Neil Francis - 28/11/2014 - 26 comments


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