Matilda Whitworth

Understanding Addiction

This Is What Your Addicted Brain Looks Like

The fine line between feeling good and developing a dependency.
Matilda Whitworth
6.19.18
Sexplanations

We Asked You About Sex, Here’s What You Had to Say

Kinks, consent, communication, and 'good' sex.
Matilda Whitworth
4.11.18
Drugs

This Is How a Bunch of Drugs Affect Your Brain's Ability to Drive

The science behind cannabis, hallucinogens, opioids, and stimulants.
Matilda Whitworth
3.27.18
Stuff

Is the ATAR Actually the Best Measure We Have of a Student's Potential?

How can we know if we're living up to our god-given abilities? Is there a way to figure out what we're truly capable of?
Matilda Whitworth
12.5.16
Health

Science Explains Why You Binge Eat When You're Tired

Turns out smoking a joint and getting the munchies has the same effect on your body as too many late nights.
Matilda Whitworth
8.15.16
tech

Nearly Everything You Know About Moisturiser Is Bullshit

"Youthful skin" is a scientifically-vague term. If what you want is "healthy skin" then expensive moisturiser does the same thing as supermarket sorbolene.
Matilda Whitworth
6.6.16
guide

A Young Woman's Guide to Checking Your Breasts for Cancer

It's the most common cancer affecting Australian women, with one in eight being diagnosed at some point in our lives.
Matilda Whitworth
4.6.16
guide

A Young Person's Guide to Checking Your Balls for Cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most common diseases affecting young men, which is why a guide to self-examination could save your life.
Matilda Whitworth
3.23.16
Interviews

How Fiona Wood Changed the Way We Treat Severe Burn Victims

A look at how Perth's Dr Fiona Wood treated Bali Bombing victims with her then-experimental "spray on skin" and saved nearly all.
Matilda Whitworth
3.8.16
Culture

A Tattoo Artist Explains Why She Got Her Eyeballs Inked

Ten years in medicine has made me weary of anything dangerous, and especially eye tattoos. So I sat down with my recently inked friend to give her my perspective, and hear hers.
Matilda Whitworth
3.3.16
tech

T-Cell Therapy: Here’s How the Latest Cancer ‘Breakthrough’ Actually Works

By reprogramming the body's immune system to recognise cancers, researchers were able to cure 94 percent of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Matilda Whitworth
2.29.16
tech

How Scientists are Using Metals to Kill Cancer

As scientists inch closer to being able manage, or even cure cancer, some types of metals are providing some of the most exciting results.
Matilda Whitworth
1.15.16
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