Supreme Court sides with Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case

The Supreme Court held Monday a Christian baker’s religious liberty was violated when Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission penalized him for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The 7 to 2 ruling found the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did not view the baker’s case with “religious neutrality.” “The reason and motive for… Continue reading Supreme Court sides with Christian baker in same-sex wedding cake case

Effects of Fatherlessness on Children’s Development

Figures from 2012, show there were 961 thousand single parent homes, which is 15% of the Australian population. About 67% of them had dependants living with them, of the 961 single-parent families, 780 where single mothers making up the majority of the single parent population. In the United States, the prevalence of single mothers is partly… Continue reading Effects of Fatherlessness on Children’s Development

Roseanne’s implosion: when art, freedom of speech and social media collide

Roseanne's implosion: when art, freedom of speech and social media collide   Sarah Joseph, Monash University Another one bites the dust. In posting a racist tweet that resulted in the US network ABC summarily cancelling her show, Roseanne Barr joins a long line of people who have blown up their career with a social media… Continue reading Roseanne’s implosion: when art, freedom of speech and social media collide

South Australian private schools are facing gender discrimination complaints about their Uniform policies.

The South Australian equal opportunity Commission has criticised private schools for their policy on uniforms. Saying “the enforcement of gender stereotypes limits students potential.” Dr Niki Vincent said, “making girls wear skirts and dresses while boys wear shorts or pants encourages children to adhere to set gender roles and perpetuates damaging stereotypes that can limits… Continue reading South Australian private schools are facing gender discrimination complaints about their Uniform policies.

The complexities of Information and Consent in Health

  The rule in medicine is that for a patient to agree to any medical treatment or care the patient has to be well-informed. The doctors or the nurses in charge of providing care should not withhold any information that could change the mind of the patient. As this could be grounds for a negligence lawsuit.… Continue reading The complexities of Information and Consent in Health

When you’re sick, the support you’ll get may depend on the ‘worth’ of your disease

When you're sick, the support you'll get may depend on the 'worth' of your disease Diseases low on the hierarchy of prestige are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Pixabay Louise Stone, Australian National University The name of an illness can affect the level of care a person receives. Cancer sufferers experiencing fear and uncertainty… Continue reading When you’re sick, the support you’ll get may depend on the ‘worth’ of your disease

What Zombies Can Teach You About medical negligence

The term negligence means the act or the failure to take care of something or someone, and as result of the acts or omissions, injury happens to another person. There are two types of negligence the first one is civil negligence and the second is malpractice negligence (Manson 2006). Malpractice negligence relates to negligence done… Continue reading What Zombies Can Teach You About medical negligence

The Explainer| HIV/AIDS History, distribution, and mode of Infection

  HIV belongs to a family of viruses called the lentiviruses; it is a Retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition that causes the degeneration of the immune system. This leaves an individual more prone to opportunistic infections and some forms of cancers. HIV/AIDS is transmitted through the contact of infected Blood, semen,… Continue reading The Explainer| HIV/AIDS History, distribution, and mode of Infection

Respiratory diseases | Definitions, Causes, Symptoms and Major Types

Respiratory disorders Can be divided into those of the upper and lower respiratory tract Can further be divided into those that are caused by infectious particles like viruses, bacteria, and other causes. The upper respiratory system consists of the nasal and laryngopharynx including the larynx while the lower respiratory tract consists of the trachea, bronchi… Continue reading Respiratory diseases | Definitions, Causes, Symptoms and Major Types