55 Years since the Menzies Government Deployed Troops to Vietnam and Australians still don’t know how to Respond

“It is our judgement that the decision to commit a battalion in South Vietnam… The takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct military threat to Australia… It must be seen as part of a thrust by Communist China between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.” – Prime Minister Robert Menzies

Men & Women: Lives at War

The stories of the heavily damaged Australian partakers in the hideous and gruesome Vietnam War. The Vietnam war affected many of those that were involved within this war and it’s important for us to understand what these men and women went through in the physical and psychological challenges that had the major capability of heavilyContinue reading “Men & Women: Lives at War”

Heart Transplants, The Latest Innovation In Cardiovascular Medicine

Heart transplant is a type of surgery used for patients who are in ‘end-stage heart failure’. Were these diseases such as ‘Birth defect’, ‘cardiomyopathy’ and ‘coronary’ can lead to End-stage heart failure’. These are the three main diseases that can cause end-stage heart failure, but out of the three, Cardiomyopathy is most common among theContinue reading “Heart Transplants, The Latest Innovation In Cardiovascular Medicine”

Exploring the Vaccine Debate

Is there any legitimacy behind the anti-vax argument? Due to the rising occurrence of measles, a disease once thought to be eradicated, Australians are being encouraged to vaccinate to protect themselves. However, there is speculation as to whether vaccinations are as effective as reputed.  Should vaccinations be compulsory or should Australians be allowed to determineContinue reading “Exploring the Vaccine Debate”

Stem Cells, Ethical or Not?

The versatility of pluripotent and multipotent stem cells means that there are many diseases that can be hindered by the use of stem cells in medicine. Multipotent stem cells can develop into a number of cells in the body, and they can come from the bone marrow, be epithelial stem cells, or osteoblasts. Stem cellsContinue reading “Stem Cells, Ethical or Not?”

PGD/PGT: AN ESSAY ON THE TECHNOLOGY’S MORAL PERMISSIBILITY

Harry There is a raging debate however over whether PGT is an ethically, scientifically, and economically permissible innovation that should be allowed. Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a procedure optionally performed for couples undergoing IVF. After a series of days, one or more cells are removed from each embryo, and their DNA analyzed to identifyContinue reading “PGD/PGT: AN ESSAY ON THE TECHNOLOGY’S MORAL PERMISSIBILITY”

Palm Oil, Saving The Environment, But is it Really All That Simple?

Palm oil is a vegetable oil highly saturated in fat, quite similar to that of coconut oil. Production of palm oil has dramatically increased over the past four years, from 62 million tonnes in 2015 totalling to 69.5 million tonnes in 2018. There are an estimated 17 million hectares across the equator of palm oilContinue reading “Palm Oil, Saving The Environment, But is it Really All That Simple?”

Radioactive Strontium is Being Used to Treat Cancer

Isotus What is Radiation? What Type of Radiation Does Strontium 89 Emmit? When an atom is unstable, it will try to stabilize itself by emitting waves or subatomic particles. The energy includes things like light and heat, as well  as radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet, and gamma rays.  Strontium emits Beta negative type radiation, whichContinue reading “Radioactive Strontium is Being Used to Treat Cancer”

Our Vietnam Veterans – The Nation’s Worst Welcome Home

Hasnain Aly A Bushranger helicopter, over 3,000kg and 17m in length, descends onto a field of trodden grass. Five men climb on board and the helicopter immediately lifts off, leaving a circular imprint in the grass. The men, along with the two door gunners open fire at the target. There is a deafening roar ofContinue reading “Our Vietnam Veterans – The Nation’s Worst Welcome Home”

It Never Leaves You: For Australia’s Vietnam Veterans, The War Never Truly Ended

Harry Ledger The Vietnam War was a historical global event of enormous historical and political proportions. Though we’ve seen the horror that our veterans faces depicted on our television screens, rarely do we get the chance to listen to their stories. Uncertain. Uncertain of where the gunfire was coming from; even from who it wasContinue reading “It Never Leaves You: For Australia’s Vietnam Veterans, The War Never Truly Ended”