Monthly Archives: June 2013

Japan has cautioned on Gardasil – shame about Australia

Picture 12 On June 14, the Japanese Health Ministry issued a nationwide notice that the  so-called ‘cervical cancer’ vaccinations should not be recommended for girls aged 12 to 16. This precautionary move followed reports of 1,968 cases of possible adverse effects including body pain, numbness and paralysis. Continue reading


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Resilience, care and the human life cycle

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Though I’m accustomed to shoving my way through shoppers, trolleys, walking aids, and the odd bike or two, once school holidays hit, it’s the grannies herding hoards of school kids and reining in a toddler or two, who I struggle to avoid. Continue reading

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