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Wednesday 30 October 2013

in brief: doctor slammed for personal anti-abortion campaign

Sarah Iuliano

A pro-life Victorian doctor has been cited by fellow professionals as enacting a personal campaign contradicting the state’s abortion laws. Dr Mark Hobart has refused to refer patients for an abortion based on his religious beliefs, construing his involvement as ‘accomplice to murder’. Victoria is the only state in Australia to allow abortion in the…
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Sunday 9 September 2012

healthy bytes: let’s talk about thrush

Ruby Mahoney
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Squirming already? I know, I know, anything relevant to ‘yeast’ or ‘discharge’ or ‘vaginal irritation’ is unpleasant to read about. But the statistics say that at least 3 in 4 women will experience thrush at least once in their lives, with half of these suffering repeat infections. So if your best friend hasn’t had thrush…
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Thursday 19 April 2012

first, do no harm

Sonya Krzywoszyja

My mother went to the doctor once when she had a really bad headache. The first thing he said to her, brusquely, was “You need to lose weight. You’re too large. You’re going to die.” She told me later she was so shocked at the statement that she doesn’t even remember what he prescribed for…
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