Entries by The Conversation

Health check: is moderate drinking good for me?

Hassan Vally, La Trobe University For the past three decades or so, the conventional wisdom has been that drinking alcohol at moderate levels is good for us. The evidence for this has come from many studies that have suggested the death rate for moderate drinkers is lower than that for non-drinkers. In other words, we […]

‘After Pell, the Catholic Church must undergo genuine reform’

BY: Andrew Singleton, Deakin University In January, I met up with an old family friend. He’s a lifelong Catholic who goes to Mass every week. He had no idea Cardinal George Pell’s trial was already done. Not as tech-savvy as some, he hadn’t caught up with the recent, open reporting from several international Catholic and […]