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Concern trolling 101

I've thus far avoided commenting beyond a small amount of twitter snark about the woes of Catalyst - once regarded as the ABC's flagship science program, but today I really feel like I have to join the chorus of condemnation. In October 2013, Catalyst broadcast a two-part episode, entitled "Heart 
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We are all terrible

You've probably heard that the word "doctor" comes from the Latin docere - "to teach".  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally with my parents, will I allow him things necessary for his support, and will consider his 
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HIV, Stigma and teh Jernlisms (again)

This Sunday is World AIDS Day.  The theme for our local campaign is "Zero". Zero new infections. Zero AIDS-related deaths. Zero discrimination. The Queensland Government HIV strategy aligns nicely with these messages. The four priority areas are: Implement a comprehensive prevention campaign. Promote increased uptake of testing. Ensure 90% 
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My Week on RealScientists

ICYMI, I was tweeting for RealScientists last week. Welcome blog post is here: http://realscientists.wordpress.com/img/17/superbugs-stewardship-and-sci-fi-welcome-dr-trent-yarwood-to-realscientists/ Farewell post is here: http://realscientists.wordpress.com/img/24/mutate-or-die-farewell-and-thanks-dr-trent-yarwood/ And the storified tweets of the week are here (part 1) and here (part 2).   RS is a great idea - if you're a scientist (or clinician) I think it's 
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