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Gardening improves the health of social housing residents and provides a sense of purpose

Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and creativity.


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‘Use this app twice daily’: how digital tools are revolutionising patient care

Imagine you’ve recently had a heart attack. You’re a lucky survivor. You’ve received high-quality care from nurses and doctors whilst in hospital and you’re now preparing to go home with the support of your family.


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Better boil ya billy: when Australian water goes bad

Many Australians take it for granted we can drink untreated tap water, without worrying about the health effects but a recent audit criticised the regulation of pollution in the massive Warragamba Dam drinking water catchment.


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Why our carbon emission policies don’t work on air travel

The government’s National Energy Guarantee aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but for Australia to meet its Paris climate change commitments, this will need to be replicated economy-wide.


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In Rozanna Lilley’s memoir, a curious life gets even more curious

At the nucleus of Rozanna Lilley’s memoir, Do Oysters Get Bored? A curious life, is Lilley’s son Oscar, an endearing 12-year-old.


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Sydney artists are being priced out of the city – here’s how to bring them back

Sydney artists and cultural practitioners face growing barriers to working in or close to the city, according to our new research.


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The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy

In Australia 12-14% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. Despite its prevalence, most people aren’t aware the risks don’t end when the pregnancy does.


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Refugee crisis: the immediate and lasting impacts of powerful images

Recent images and footage of migrant children housed in wire cages near the United States’ southern border have fuelled global outrage.



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