An article has appeared in today’s Conversation suggesting that doctors need training to feel confident in bringing up their patients’ “excess weight”, so they can broach the topic more, including with patients who have come to see them for something… Read More ›
Classist overtones in the reporting of bulk-billed IVF treatment
Does the media reporting of the opening of a new bulk-billing IVF clinic in Melbourne suggest that only those who can pay should have access to IVF treatment? If so, is that classist?
Media Circus: Vegemite Chocolate edition
The very idea is undoubtedly an Abomination unto Nuggan, and Ed Milliband would probably make a mess of eating any. Bill Shorten will say something graceless, and the teaser for the SBS documentary will be epic.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
Media Circus: No Vaccination No Benefits edition
The Australian government has announced that it intends to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
I have some reservations about this policy.
Tick bites, Mammalian Meat Allergy and Acute Anaphylaxis
This week on Catalyst: most people remove ticks incorrectly, and by doing so they vastly increase their chances of developing life-threatening allergic reactions.
Today in ‘You can’t make this sh*t up’ because no one would believe you’
A nurse-midwife with anti-contraception religious views sues a Family Planning Clinic that declined to hire her.
Today in someone is wrong on the internet
This is quite a radical proposal to deal with throat cancers caused by the a couple of strains of the HPV virus.
Menopause – is it all down to the blokes?
There was an interesting article in the Guardian a couple of days ago about the biological reasons for menopause. I have not read the studies that this story is based on, so commenters with more knowledge of this stuff please… Read More ›
Slim people are happier, apparently.
Can we have happiness at every size?
Reproductive rights round-up: NSW, Vic, SA, Tas
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.