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The dangers of statins

Around two million Australians use cholesterol-lowering medication to ward off cardiovascular disease. Helen Lobato ponders if we would be better off ditching the drugs and focussing on healthy..

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Who will care for us?

According to a recent government report Australians would prefer to live in their own homes as they get older. However, as Helen Lobato discovers, many elderly citizens aren't prepared for the..

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Was the media fair to this cop?

The release of Christine Nixon's autobiography has sparked fresh debate about the media's treatment of women in positions of authority. Helen Lobato examines the former Victoria Police Chief..

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The dangers of coal seam gas

While scientists and environmentalists are blaming cattle for the rising levels of methane, Helen Lobato says there's another culprit which is just as dangerous.

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Unspinning our convict beginnings

Finding a dumping ground for convicts is the usual reason given for British colonisation of Australia in the 18th century. However, Helen Lobato says that new research by La Trobe University's Alan..

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The dress debate

The opportunity for a serious conversation about women was missed last week, says Helen Lobato, who attended the Melbourne SlutWalk rally on Saturday.

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Seed savers or seed poachers?

The Svalbard seed vault exists to protect the world's food supply in case of a global disaster. But what happens when genetic modification becomes an intrinsic part of the world seed market? Helen..

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The ‘precariat’

The precariat describes those who are forced to take low paying insecure jobs because they have to. But the real issue is the way in which politicians still report that employment has risen, without..

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Kinglake: a reflection

After reading Karen Kissane's book on the Black Saturday bushfires, Helen Labato visits Kinglake and hears one man's incredible story.

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