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China’s farms pose growing antibiotic resistance risk
Articles / Health & Medicine

China’s farms pose growing antibiotic resistance risk

By Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation and Georgina Scambler, The Conversation Unchecked use of antibiotics in Chinese farms had led to widespread antibiotic resistance, a new study has found, with researchers warning the problem may spread worldwide through manure and fertiliser run-off. China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of antibiotics in the world, with … Continue reading

Mothers seeking wet nurses need support not scaremongering
Health & Medicine

Mothers seeking wet nurses need support not scaremongering

Article I commissioned and edited for The Conversation. By Karleen Gribble, University of Western Sydney Wet nursing, where a woman other than the mother breastfeeds a baby, is a practice as old as history itself. In modern times, the availability of refrigeration and breast pumps has enabled women to also share expressed breast milk. But … Continue reading

Devil’s Dust: corporate scandal and human tragedy
Articles / Entertainment

Devil’s Dust: corporate scandal and human tragedy

He was drunk in The Slap, formidable in Bikie Wars, now Anthony Hayes is unrecognisable as anti-asbestos campaigner Bernie Banton in Devil’s Dust. The two-part series tells the story of Banton’s battle for compensation against James Hardie, the corporate giant which for years continued to manufacture asbestos products despite evidence of its dangers to health. … Continue reading