Education and training alone are enough to tackle youth unemployment.
The government assumes that with the right education and training, a young person will be able to get work. But this is not the case, especially for young people who live in rural and regional areas.
Offshore detention centres cannot provide quality health care.
Health professionals have long warned that conditions in offshore detention centres are inhumane, degrading and pose life-threatening risks to asylum seekers and refugees.
Black lung used to be commonplace among coal miners, and is now on the rise again.
A review into black lung has found proper preventive measures haven't taken place where confirmed cases have been found.
Acute disseminated encephalomylitis can lead to coma.
Recent reports propose a connection between Zika infection and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).
The town of Armidale in New South Wales under floodwater in 1928.
University of New England Heritage Centre
Old climate records can help us understand what has happened in the past, and what will happen in the future.
Fans are not happy with the end of the Walking Dead season finale.
Spoiler warning for the season six finale of The Walking Dead. We talk point-of-view shots and the visual language of empathy.
‘For too long schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.’
We need a major revamp of teacher education from the inside out that changes the model to provide all children with the education that is right for them.
Rome’s Trevi fountain lit up with the Belgian flag. Why do some violent acts prompt global artistic memorial, but not others?
From Tintin weeping to spotlit buildings, images are rapidly circulating on social media as a way of comprehending the Brussels bombings. But where was the cartoon for those who died in Ankara? Are some tragedies "ungrievable"?
The health sector can learn from other industries that turn to operations research to fix everyday challenges.
Fixing the hospital system is not just a matter of more funding. Hospitals need to work smarter, not harder.
Pi has an interesting relationship with some other unique constants in mathematics.
On international Pi Day it's time to look at Pi's position in unique formula that's praised much for its beauty in uniting several mathematical constants.
A survey of parents found many weren’t keen on their kids lifting weights, but the evidence says they should.
A recent study found while parents are positive about their children engaging in aerobic activities (running, playing sports), they have much more negative views when it comes to strength exercises.
For years, we’ve known that brain activity can affect our gut.
Could it be that in some cases, changes in the gut are actually driving mood disorders rather than the other way around? Mounting evidence suggests this is likely to be the case.
To improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition and health we need real community consultation, improved public governance and political will.
Gina Lyons, Irrunytju WA. Photo by Suzanne Bryce, NPY Women’s Council.
After years of neglect and a notable absence in last week's Closing the Gap report, nutrition is finally being recognised as integral to closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage.
Don’t limit yourself to grapefruit – increasing the amount and variety of fruit and vegetables can help you lose weight.
Monday – start diet. Tuesday – break diet! Wednesday – plan to start again next Monday. Sound familiar?
Foods may not have the effect you’re after but at least they won’t ruin your night.
We still look to plants, animals and foods to increase sexual desire, prowess or pleasure. But the scientific evidence shows experimenting with "natural" supplements can be risky.
Parachuting in a new CEO is not always a quick fix for saving distressed firms.
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More large Australian companies are looking to outsiders to turn their fortunes around, but the evidence shows it can be a misguided strategy.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been delivering health benefits for thousands of years by helping to establish healthy gut microbiota.
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
Zika has reportedly been transmitted via blood transfusions and sex, so how worried should we be about it spreading?
For a fairly non-descript virus Zika continues to surprise us. Zika has hit the headlines yet again with the news that there’s been transmission in Brazil of two cases by blood transfusion.
A recent Human Rights Watch report condemned Australia for its ‘abusive’ approach to asylum seekers.
Strong evidence backs the increasing weight of international sentiment opposing Australia’s human rights record. Australia may already have pariah status in terms of its asylum policies.
The Zika virus is suspected of causing this rare autoimmune disorder.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is not new. This year is the 100-year anniversary of its description.