Expert opinion

Diabetes, Professor David Simmons

Community power beats a pill when it comes to combatting diabetes

I have no doubt that the people of Campbelltown are sick of hearing about the high rates of diabetes in their region. What I don’t think they hear enough about is the solutions that exist.


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I have painful periods, could it be endometriosis?

Nine in ten young women experience the cramping or stabbing of period pain just before their monthly bleed or as it starts.


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Health Check: how long are you contagious with gastro?

There’s no way you’d want to go to work when you’ve got the telltale signs of gastro: nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea.


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The US plan for a Space Force risks escalating a ‘space arms race’

United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the US military.


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The Gay Games are still relevant. Here’s why

The largest international LGBT+ sporting event, the Gay Games, is taking place in Paris this week, with over 10,000 athletes from 91 countries competing in 32 sports.


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Why young women say no to rural Australia

When it comes to migration trends, young people aged 15-24 are among the most itinerant in Australia. According to the 2016 census statistics, slightly more than half (50.5%) of people in this age bracket changed their residence in the five-year period from 2011-2016.


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Drug users in outer Sydney need another medically supervised consumption room

We often hear about the need for more health services and infrastructure in Sydney’s outskirts, and in Western Sydney in particular.


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I’ve always wondered: If you’re in a falling elevator, can you really save yourself by jumping?

It’s a nightmarish scenario - the elevator seals you inside, rises several floors, judders to a halt, and then SNAP! The frayed cable fails, and you plummet. Can you save yourself by jumping at the right time?



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