Gardasil for babies

And the carnage is set to continue. I am extremely distressed to hear that a new clinical trial sponsored by Merck is to look at the effects of the HPV … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Not Vaccinated? No Kisses!

Grandparents and friends of newborn babies are getting their Tdap vaccine – said to offer the best prevention for adults against pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria. It’s for the pertussis part of … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Breast is best

Like most things in life these days feeding a baby has become very complicated and no doubt really expensive. I took a look at some of these infant formula websites … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

This scientific debate cannot be ignored – too many lives are at stake

  The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Causes Cervical Cancer Hypothesis states that HPV encodes proteins which cause cancers as the virus replicates. However this hypothesis raises many questions

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s wrong with the new HPV test?

From 2017 testing for the presence of human papilloma virus (HPV) will replace Pap smear testing and the age at which women are advised to start screening will be raised to 25. At present women over … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘Bande de Filles’- Girlhood

If you think your life is difficult, or that your future lacks promise, well check out Girlhood, a film by Celine Sciamma, released in France as Bande de filles, or Girl … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking barriers

It was another freezing miserable weekend in Melbourne and I was faced with the prospect of three weeks annual leave which I planned to spend touring regional Victoria. The weather … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Our dangerous culture

In  A coach, his killing and our dangerous culture, long-time anti-violence campaigner, Phil Cleary writes that unlike mainstream Australia, he didn’t respond with disbelief when he heard the news that Adelaide … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A ‘serious policy discussion’ for ABC TV’s Q&A

  Last week’s visit by  Prime Minister Tony Abbott to a US warship off Sydney where he told visiting American sailors their navy was a “comforting presence” in Australia should provoke … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment


    A terrific new novella by Hoa Pham   Wave explores the alienation of being an international student in Australia with great pathos and depth, told with Hoa Pham’s … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment
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