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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Together we can stop the heartache

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This September big-hearted Australians are again invited to help save lives and make research possible by supporting the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal.

Inspire conversations

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Thursday 11 September we are encouraged to meaningfully ask “Are you ok?” There is research suggesting that this simplest of questions can make a difference in suicide prevention.

Children in immigration detention: Worse than Guantanamo Bay?

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There is mounting evidence that children in immigration detention are subject to appalling physical and mental maltreatment. Angela Beresford speculates about the political motives of the Australian Government.

What if bioinformatics could measure health for an early diagnosis of disease?

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Bioinformatics joins biology and computing together to analyse data from biological samples. Professor Shoba Ranganathan recently hosted a conference that addressed how we can mine biological data to quantify health and develop preventive healthcare strategies.

Why Australia needs a cyclists party

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The Australian Cyclists Party has recently been approved to be a registered Federal party. Its President and Founder Omar Khalifa says we need to rethink our priorities if we want to improve traffic congestion, our health and the environment.

Effective childcare programs for children with ASD - yes we can!

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Standard community services often don’t have the resources to support intensive home programs for pre-schoolers with autism. Dr Giacomo Vivanti shares research on how an effective intervention model can be delivered successfully in a childcare setting.

Swimming, sport and all that Jaz

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Regardless of the level you reach in any sport, the life lessons and skills developed are invaluable. Jaz Forsyth from Swim Australia looks back on her own career as a competitive swimmer cut short.

Australia’s response to the HIV/AIDS crisis

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The first cases of HIV/AIDS first occurred in the early 1980. Professor David Penington was Chairman of the National AIDS Task Force at the time and recounts how the recognition and response to the disease unfolded in Australia ahead of a global AIDS conference in Melbourne.

From grassroots to gold: The paradox of Australian sport

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Although Australia is a great sporting nation, this hasn’t recently translated into sporting success on an international level. Steve Georgakis says that school sport, the foundation of Australian sport, should be more than about finding our next elite athletes.

Have a night in to get the word out

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Too many women across Australia are still exposed to domestic violence. Libby Davies, CEO of White Ribbon Australia, talks about a campaign aiming to change attitudes and behaviours.