Healthcare cuts leaving pensioners for dead

By Lauchlan Eggins Lithgow resident Robyn Bellis was placed on an extended waiting list for non-elective stomach surgery which resulted in 11 years of chronic pain. In November of 2003, the then 43 year old Bellis noticed a persistent sharp pain in h...

Is your weight a product of your socioeconomic status?

It’s no secret that Australia has long been in the midst of an ever-worsening obesity crisis, with almost two thirds of the population classified either obese or overweight. What is not often recognised, however, is the apparent social inequality tha...

A plea for sanity.

by Nkayla Afshariyan In rural and regional Australia, vital mental health services are lagging far behind those accessible in metropolitan regions. A lack of funding and a smaller population are primary reasons why these regions, including the Centra...

Bettering the Mental Health of the Central West

As of 2014 Over 4 million people in Australia suffer from some form of mental illness. Mental illness is defined as a condition which causes serious disorder in a person’s behavior or thinking. Whether that be anxiety or depression, or a more s...

Domestic violence rates rise

By April Stons In Australia around one in three women have experienced physical violence, and almost one in five have experience sexual violence since the age of 15. In NSW women are statistically proven to be safer than women in other states as 2.7%...

It’s flu season

Got the flu? Influenza can be dangerous for vulnerable people. See important information from NSW Health on looking after yourself this season.
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