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Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers
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Aboriginal mothers are incarcerated at alarming rates – and their mental and physical health suffers

Written by: Sacha Kendall, Post-doctoral research fellow in public health, University of Technology Sydney Being separated from their children affects the mental well-being of Aboriginal mothers in prison. ChrisMilesProductions/ShutterstockAboriginal women are the fastest growing prison population in Australia. They comprise...

Curious Kids: why do we lose our baby teeth?
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Curious Kids: why do we lose our baby teeth?

Written by: Mihiri Silva, Paediatric dentist and PhD candidate, Murdoch Children's Research Institute Baby teeth are only temporary. But they are important -- so please look after them. Philippe Put/flickr, CC BY-NDCurious Kids is a series for children. If you...

How Ghana is using graphic pictures to cut tobacco use
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How Ghana is using graphic pictures to cut tobacco use

Written by: Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Associate Professor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Smoking is a threat to public health. ShutterstockGhana recently joined only a handful of countries in Africa to introduce the use of pictures in health warnings...

Health Check: are you up to date with your vaccinations?
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Health Check: are you up to date with your vaccinations?

Written by: Lucy Deng, Staff Specialist Paediatrician, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance; Clinical Associate Lecturer, Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney The majority of people in Australia who haven't had all the vaccinations they need are...

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