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Health Check: why does women's hair thin out?

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imageAlmost 60% of Australian women are predisposed to female pattern hair loss.faungg's photo/Flickr, CC BY-ND

Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will she end up bald, too?

Help, I’ve got alopecia!

The term alopecia means hair loss. It doesn’t...

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Being human today: sharing stories to shape teachers

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imageTrainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology during a digital storytelling session.Janet Condy/CPUT

Five years ago, some 16 years since the end of apartheid rule in South Africa, I noticed that final year pre-service teachers in the faculty of education rarely mixed across racial lines. They avoided talking, integrating and...

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  14. Study claiming gender equity in science, technology, maths doesn't reflect real life
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  27. Look out Russell Brand, here's David Hume from beyond the grave in defence of politics
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  30. What would immigration look like under a progressive coalition?
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  36. Manifesto Check: top Green Party policies
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