Lifesaving data being collected by doctors

  by Katrina Kincade-Sharkey Over her lifetime a woman has about a one-in-10 risk of developing breast cancer. That risk varies with age, peaking between 50 and 70 years, but diagnoses can occur in ages ranging from the early 20s to early 80s, so this threat is not age-selective. As of last month’s ABS population…

Pain is more complex than you might think

  by Bill Adamson Pain is useful. Pain is necessary for life. Pain is fatiguing. Pain is annoying. Pain is in your head. Pain can be emotional. Pain can be physical. Pain is misunderstood. Pain is fascinating. We, the collective we of science, have learnt more about pain in the last 20 years than in…

Clickbaitable Health

  by Bill Adamson As the new health writer for the North and West Melbourne News I sat down with the editor to discuss what I want­ed to do over the next four publications. My main goal was to provide a relevant, well-researched and not sensationalist report­ing of health issues. As I was sat over…

Melbourne United living up to their name

by Lachlan Marr Melbourne’s own NBL basketball team Melbourne United have had an explosive start to the NBL season beginning the year by defeating every other team in the competition in quick succession. Melbourne United opened the season with nine straight wins. They sit firmly atop the standings with an unbelievable winning record. After their…