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Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor targets Indigenous health priorities, but where’s the workforce?

Labor has unveiled a boost to Indigenous health, recognising the need for Indigenous communities to be central to program development and implementation. But that requires a workforce.

Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Heart Foundation shows Indigenous staff the door

Former Indigenous employees say the organisation has been marred by an exodus of Aboriginal staff, a collapse of specialist programs and a failure to meet reconciliation targets.

Debating science, and journalism

Debating science, and journalism

Crikey readers (and a Crikey) author talk science journalism and the big four banks.

Just what was wrong with that <em>Catalyst</em> report?

Just what was wrong with that Catalyst report?

Crikey readers talk about the cholesterol debate, and the ACT's Attorney-General weighs in on the ACT gay marriage law.

Sensational headline on cholesterol lowering drugs is too risky

Sensational headline on cholesterol lowering drugs is too risky

Balancing potential benefits and risks is a challenge for doctors and patients: these can be literally life-and-death decisions, writes Stephen MacMahon, the James Martin professor of medicine, University of Oxford.

Butter not margarine, s’il vous plaît

Butter not margarine, s’il vous plaît

There seems no end to the conspiracy against healthy eating in the modern world, even by quasi-official associations -- such as the Heart Foundation of Australia -- who should know better, writes Michael R James, a research scientist and writer.

Heart attack debate not weighted in favour of the shake

Heart attack debate not weighted in favour of the shake

Why would Nestle start spruiking a shake diet to lose weight, which has a known cause of heart disease as one of its main ingredients? Sounds like a conspiracy for getting fat people to have heart attacks.

American blokes advised to cut back on peanut butter cups

American blokes advised to cut back on peanut butter cups

The American Heart Association has issued a new guideline recommending that adult men should eat no more than nine teaspoons of sugar a day. Too bad Australia isn't copying them, writes David Gillespie.

Divorce can kill

Divorce can kill

Divorce doesn't just make your poorer. People who are divorced or widowed are 20% more likely to suffer issues like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Flu fears divert us from the main game

Flu fears divert us from the main game

Heart attacks and strokes globally cause millions upon millions more deaths than all infectious diseases -- flu included, writes Stephen R Leeder.