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How do you define healthy in kids?

When you have a blood test, your results are compared to what’s considered ‘normal’ in order to work out suitable treatment, but this vital step is missing in diagnosing children. University of Melbourne's Associate Professor Vera Ignjatovic and Xavier Busuttil-Crellin explain their research aimed at understanding how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease in children.

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Penny Wong: ‘normative signals matter’

When the young union legal officer Penny Wong, active in Labor politics since her university days, considered a run for federal parliament, she concluded that her options were severely limited not because of factional numbers or the ALP’s unpopularity, but because of who she was. She knew what stood between…

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Inquiring into mental health

October has shone a spotlight on mental health at both the state and national level. First, the federal government announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support national mental wellbeing. A fortnight later, the Victorian Premier promised a royal commission into mental health if re-elected.

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