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Opinion: What did pregnancy do to my gut? From nausea to constipation and farting

It’s two weeks after the birth of your healthy bub and you notice your gut isn’t feeling quite right. Maybe you feel a bit bloated. Maybe you’re farting more than usual.


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Opinion: Tested positive to COVID? Go easy on yourself – try not to rush back to work or exercise

With COVID isolation rules largely gone, some people feel pressured to rush back to work, school, or other activities after testing positive to COVID.


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Opinion: ‘We had to Google a lot’: what foster and kinship carers looking after babies told us about the lack of support

Foster and kinship carers are volunteers who provide day-to-day care to children who are unable to live safely with their parents.


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Opinion: A Vietnam veteran anthropologist and an Arnhem Land community have worked together for over 40 years. Don Watson tells their story.

With The Passion of Private White, Don Watson has written a witty and compassionate book about friendship, Indigenous self-determination and people under stress.


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Opinion: I’m thinking of surgery for endometriosis. What’s involved? Does it work?

Endometriosis is a painful condition caused by the presence of tissue similar to the lining of the uterus found outside the uterus. It affects around one in nine women and people assigned female at birth.


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Opinion: The End of History: Francis Fukuyama’s controversial idea explained

In 1989, a policy wonk in the US State Department wrote a paper for the right-leaning international relations magazine The National Interest entitled “The End of History?”.


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Opinion: First Nations women are 69 times more likely to have a head injury after being assaulted. We show how hard it is to get help

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 69 times more likely than non-First Nations women to go to hospital with a head injury because of an assault.


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Opinion: Moving beyond the media’s ‘deficit lens’ is essential for racialised peoples to claim belonging. Here’s how they’re doing it

Australia’s mainstream media has long viewed refugees, migrants and Indigenous communities through a “deficit lens”.



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