Category Archives: Health

Our ABC: some great Radio National listening

I drove for the best part of 11 hours over the last few days giving a Do Lecture (would you believe?) which was fun. In any event I listened to some seriously great radio. Inside the drug court I was riveted by three … Continue reading

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Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the US than in Europe? (Hint: it’s what you guessed it was)

by Alice Chen, Emily Oster, Heidi Williams – #20525 (AG CH HC HE PE) Abstract: The US has a substantial – and poorly understood – infant mortality disadvantage relative to peer countries. We combine comprehensive micro-data on births and infant … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana Use

Amazing that this is such a big deal, that we can administer morphine but not medical marijuana to alleviate pain. The paper is here. Abstract: While at least a dozen state legislatures in the United States have recently considered bills … Continue reading

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Operation 2770: TACSI’s Family by Family expands to Mt Druitt

(For the full 27 minute video from which this 6 minute video has been extracted, click here.) Family by Family about which you’ve heard before is spreading its wings. We’ve started in Mt Druitt where we’ve scoped the program investigating how it should … Continue reading

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Who’s oppressing women? Royal baby edition

I recall going to a lecture by Naomi Wolf at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra when she burst onto the scene as the author of The Beauty Myth which seemed to promise some new beginning after the sixties’ and seventies’ ‘second wave’ … Continue reading

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Nobel Prizes: the hard way

I didn’t know this – until my son told me. From this website. Sometimes it is necessary for doctors to get access to the heart either for diagnosis or treatment. The simplest way to do this might seem to be … Continue reading

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Medicalising ADHD

Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD? by Janet Currie, Mark Stabile, Lauren E. Jones http://papers.nber.org/papers/W19105?utm_campaign=ntw&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntw Abstract: We examine the effects of a policy change in the province of Quebec, Canada which greatly expanded insurance … Continue reading

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