The three states will collaborate on the development of medicinal cannabis, its regulatory framework and clinical research.
Queenslanders and Victorians with particular chronic illnesses will be eligible to join New South Wales medicinal cannabis trials, due to start mid next year.
A study of English smokers found that those using e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking at 12 month than those not vaping.
A study published today in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes
Almost 60% of Australian women are predisposed to female pattern hair loss.
Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?
Ice-cream that understands PMS?
Premenstrual stress (PMS) runs the gamut of minor inconvenience to severe life-disrupting distress. So is the packaging for a range of “ice-cream that understands PMS” created by a 21-year-old American…
Recommended antibiotic courses are often arbitrary.
Advice that you have to finish the whole course of antibiotics reflects long-standing convention or the drug manufacturer’s decision during an initial trial, rather than scientific evidence.
Adoption should only be considered when other, less intrusive options, have been eliminated.
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In response to the tragic death of four-year-old Chloe Valentine in South Australia, adoption has been raised as a solution to a "child protection crisis".
The current level of mental health services funding mean we are already failing people who need help.
A proposal to re-direct a billion dollars of funding from acute hospital mental health services to the community risks causing a major destabilisation of the public mental health system.
Many men living with prostate cancer are confronted with significant bodily changes that can make exercising difficult.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia, with around 20,000 cases detected each year.
Restraining the growth in costs and providing better treatments and cures needs a healthy national medical research effort.
It’s been a great privilege to have been the head of NHMRC for going on a decade. That’s four governments, six health ministers, a funding increase from A$437 million in 2006 to A$859 million today.
The emotional appeals of the opposing views on vaccination are both driven by concern for children.
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The plan to withhold payments of child-care and family tax benefits for unvaccinated children could cost non-compliant parents up to A$15,000 a year. But is it ethical to punish parents?