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Walpiri Transient Camp, Katherine: Western medicine can’t be expected to work for disadvantaged Indigenous Australians unless housing and social disadvantage are also addressed.

How a rethink of emergency care is closing the gap, one person at a time

A safe home, a working fridge and access to transport are all needed before western medicine has a chance of working in the long term. But a new way of providing care can help.
Modern diets are changing the compositions of our gut microbiota, and with that, our personalities. from

Essays on health: microbes aren’t the enemy, they’re a big part of who we are

For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body’s ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
Proper nutrition is critical to combatting the costly and deadly epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. from

Essays on health: how food companies can sneak bias into scientific research

Food, drug and other companies often sponsor research in the hope it might produce results favourable to their products. How can we ensure such research remains independent?

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