Poor mental health: the relationship between poverty and mental health in low and middle income countries

Review article Salwa Sayeed & Damindri Fernando Introduction The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being which allows an individual to work and contribute meaningfully ...
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State of emergency: a call to action on environmental issues

Feature article Ike Schwartz Modifiable environmental factors account for almost a quarter of global deaths.[1] Climate change and associated environmental issues such as air pollution severely impact on the health ...
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The Gaza Healthcare System

Feature Article Qazi Sarem Shabab Introduction The land of Palestine has long been subject to conflict between the Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews. This conflict, which began before the mid-twentieth ...
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This is just how it is when they’re old: obstacles to care of the elderly in rural Philippines

Feature Article Marisse Sonido Before I saw my grandma, my lola, again this year, I knew she would not be in good health. When we visited in 2015, she had ...
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Cancer Drugs: The Controversial Cost

Editorial Tessa Tan Introduction Cancer, with its many permutations, carries the greatest burden of disease in Australia at one-fifth the total disease burden.[1] The cancer burden is also growing globally; ...
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Non-Health for Non-Persons: Rohingya Muslims in Crisis

Feature In a tightening spiral of human suffering that winds back five decades, the Rohingya have come to be mentioned as a customary precursor to the phrase “most persecuted minority ...
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LGBTIQ peoples’ experiences of and barriers to healthcare

Feature Introduction Increasing data on sexual orientation and gender identities in large scale social studies has revealed that significant portions of the Australian community are sexuality and/or gender diverse. In ...
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Commercial Surrogacy in Australia: the Benefits of Harm Minimisation Through Legalisation

Feature Surrogate /sʌrəɡət/ A substitute, or someone or something that represents another person or thing in their stead.[1] The status quo There is much controversy around surrogacy in Australia. We ...
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Polio vs Politics: The Case of Pakistan

Feature Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus which predominantly infects young children by invading the nervous system and can result in paralysis.[1] Polio reached epidemic proportions in ...
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Turning up the Heat

Feature American environmentalist and journalist, Bill McKibben, offers a simple yet revolutionary proposition in the climate debate: “Leave oil in the soil, coal in the hole and gas under the ...
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