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  1. Man on a mission to reduce unnecessary suffering

    5 October 2017

    Dr MR Rajagopal has successfully fought draconian laws in order to prevent large numbers of people suffering from severe pain. The Indian doctor is an outspoken critic of the modern medical industry and an inspiring global health leader. His story is told through an uplifting Australian documentary that premieres next week; ‘Hippocratic – 18 experiments in gently shaking the world’.

  2. Talk-based therapies relieve pain by changing cells in immune system

    24 July 2017

    With today marking the start of National Pain Week, a leading neuroscientist explains a fascinating link between the brain and the immune system. It could lead to pain being treated in new and better ways.

  3. Shannon’s early death inspires support for others without access to after-hours specialist palliative care

    15 July 2016

    The prospect of bringing his 19-year-old daughter, Shannon, home to die terrified Jeremy McKnight. “Her last wish was that she just wanted a few days at home in her own bed, but I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to provide that for her.”


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