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Why labour is such a pain - and how to reduce it

Pain during labour and childbirth is a complex combination of physical and psychological factors.


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The technology in science fiction is not always what we want in the real world

Our expectations of technology are often based off our perception of science fiction.



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Tom Roberts anyone? A national survey finds the line in art appreciation

The National Gallery of Australia has opened its Tom Roberts exhibition, but who actually knows about him?


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Formula frenzy sparked by unethical marketing; expert

The recent baby formula shortage in Australia highlights the unethical marketing practices of infant formula manufacturers across the world.


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Worldwide, climate change is worse news for women

If political leaders around the world are serious about gender equality, they must also get serious about climate change.


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Historical hospital records can show us what not to do in helping psychosis patients

Looking at historical health-care records can reveal how misunderstanding of a medical condition first came to develop and why it may not be being treated properly.


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Playing the woman: Healy and Kyrgios expose sport’s sexism problem

For every positive story about women and sport there are ugly reminders of just how heavily the odds are stacked against them, writes Professor David Rowe.


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English football holds lessons for cricket, as elites hijack the game

Sport capitalism is no different from any other form in its tendency towards monopoly. But competitive uncertainty is a key selling point.



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