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A disabled NDIA chair is a great first move in the NDIS reset. Here's what should happen next

The original vision for the NDIS was that it would give people with disabilities a say in how services are delivered. The appointment of an NDIA chair who is disabled is a positive move.

27/09/2022

How we accidentally planned the desertion of our cities

The zoning policies that planners introduced to create vibrant and resilient mixed-use neighbourhoods have had the opposite effect, as services and residential developments crowd out light industry.

27/09/2022

Dora Maar and Françoise Gilot were much more than Picasso's muses or lovers. They are important artists in their own right

Among Picasso’s partners were two formidable female artists: Dora Maar (1907–97) and Françoise Gilot (1921-). For a long time, these women were known primarily as his muse or lover, but further scrutiny of their extensive careers reveals that they…

26/09/2022

How helping others during major life transitions could be a path to greater well-being

During times of stress and change, people are often advised to practice self-care by looking after themselves, yet what about the benefits of showing kindness to others?

26/09/2022

Canada needs to encourage more youths to pursue skilled trade jobs

Canada is facing a critical shortage of skilled tradespeople, only doomed to get worse with retirement rates. Our only hope is to attract more workers before it’s too late.

26/09/2022

Beavers can do wonders for nature – but we should be realistic about these benefits extending to people

The role of beavers in safeguarding against our heating climate has become an interesting point of discussion. But just how important remains subject to debate.

26/09/2022

Four health conditions linked to gum disease

Gum diseases are among the most common chronic human diseases, affecting between 20 to 50% of people worldwide. They happen when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth. The earliest stages of gum disease are treatable and reversible…

26/09/2022

Psychedelic drugs: how to tell good research from bad

There is a lot of hype in psychedelics research at the moment. Here’s how to tell which research is good and which isn’t.

26/09/2022

Some plants can short-circuit the toxic effects of metals – now scientists are trying to harness their power

Plants have evolved several ways to deal with heavy metals that might otherwise poison or kill them.

26/09/2022

HIV treatment in South Africa: how to help people stay on ARVs when life gets in the way

When antiretroviral therapy is working effectively, HIV cannot be transmitted. This allows people with HIV to live fuller lives without the fear of infecting others.

26/09/2022

'There's only so far I can take them' – why teachers give up on struggling students who don't do their homework

Not all students have access to the same level of parental help at home. So why are they judged as if they do? Two scholars probe how educators view students who fail to complete their homework.

26/09/2022

Transgender men and nonbinary people are asked to stop testosterone therapy during pregnancy – but the evidence for this guidance is still murky

Testosterone therapy is often essential for the health and well-being of transmasculine people. The choice to stop it to pursue pregnancy can be a difficult one.

26/09/2022

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