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Guest Opinion / Editorial
Affluent drinkers: paying the price
Wednesday, 01 November 2006
Munro_Geoff_Nov06_DS.jpgOne of the turning points in the battle against tobacco lay in the conversion of medical practitioners to the cause. When doctors stopped smoking, the writing was on the wall. The role of the medical profession in the struggle against the alcohol toll is just as important, though more complicated.
Health warning: consider the side effects
Wednesday, 01 November 2006
Kosterich_H&N2_DS.jpgIn these litigious days, there is quite rightly a need for informed consent on the part of the patient. There is, however, one field of medicine where no warnings are provided as to possible unintended or harmful effects.
The ethics of care
Wednesday, 01 November 2006

Honey_Colin_Sep06_DS.jpgIt's often said: ?patients get better in spite of their doctor - not because of her'. But that's too simple. People get better when they are looked after personally and well...

Health and humanity in prisons
Sunday, 01 October 2006
Gilles_Marissa_DrOct06_DS.jpgA failure in our community mental health response has meant that prisons have become proxy mental institutions.
Medico action needed to boost donor organs
Friday, 01 September 2006
McMahon_Simone_Sep06_DS.jpgAustralia has always had one of the western world's lowest organ donation rates and this rate continues to decline. Only 84 Australians donated their organs after death this year - a 22 per cent decline from last year.
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