• AI at the bedside

    Michelle Lazarus     |      December 28, 2023

    Artificial Intelligence has already begun to transform healthcare, but can machine learning ever replace a doctor’s gut instincts about a real, live human patient?

  • First, do no harm

    Rachelle Buchbinder     |      October 24, 2023

    A prominent Monash academic argues that the medical system remains rife with overtreatment, overdiagnosis, and the medicalisation of normal conditions.

  • Quacks, cures and curiousities

    Alan Stevenson     |      September 17, 2023

    Throughout human history, various methods have been used to determine the health of an individual and cure them of ills, and even the invention of modern evidence based medicine hasn’t affected the popularity of some ‘alternative’ treatments.

  • It’s time to modernise the National Medicines Policy

    Open Forum     |      July 23, 2019

    Australia’s 20-year-old National Medicines Policy has fallen behind a range of modern developments in healthcare and the time has come for a review.

  • New antibiotics give hope for treating multi-drug resistant bacteria

    Open Forum     |      October 1, 2018

    The rapid spread of multidrug resistant bacteria is a global health emergency but Australian researchers are helping to develop new approaches by targeting and disrupting key elements in bacterial cells.

  • Science or Snake Oil: do ‘rescue remedies’ ease stress?

    Ken Harvey     |      July 31, 2018

    ‘Flower remedies’ may be pleasant to use, but do they actually do anyone any good?