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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Dine out and help out

DineSmart logoIn the lead-up to Christmas, not-for profit organisation StreetSmart partners with restaurants. From 9 November to 31 December diners are asked to add $2 or more to their bill. All donations are distributed locally to help people who are homeless or at risk.

Why brain training doesn’t work

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Brain training your way to genius is a lovely thought, says Dr Jenny Brockis. Too bad it’s not possible.

Why everyone should be meditating first thing in the morning

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Meditating is a great way to start your day. Mary Sauer outlines the many benefits of meditating in the morning and has tips how to get started.

Inclusion matters

International Day of People with Disability logoThe 3rd of December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Parents, grandparents and concerned adults: Sign the open letter

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Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a major health emergency, especially for our children. Dr Sallie Forrest from Doctors for the Environment Australia asks you to support their call for the Health Minister to attend the Paris climate talks this December and put the health of our children front and centre.

Autism, early intervention and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Early intervention can play a vital role in the development and wellbeing of a child with Autism, but what is the cost and who will pay for it? Dr Nancy Sadka has some answers for parents and carers.

New horizons: PRAXIS Australia launches ethics training for medical research

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Ethical human research needs to ensure the welfare of its participants and the quality and effectiveness of research.  Malcolm Crompton is Chair of PRAXIS Australia, a new initiative aimed at anybody involved in medical research.

Climate change conference: teamwork or tug-of-war?

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We live in a globalised world, and therefore climate change is also a social justice issue. Australian social worker Megan Bonetti, volunteering in India, reports from a developing country having to figure out how to go green on the cheap.

Solar is good for humanity

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Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared while in office that coal was “good for humanity” and current Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg recently echoed the sentiment. Petra Liverani explains why renewable energy makes much more economic, environmental and democratic sense.

E-cigarettes – more than a health issue

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In Australia one can’t legally buy e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine. Ian A. Maxwell explores the arguments for and against e-cigarettes.