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New Research on the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COCP)

February 08, 2017

Do you prescribe the contraceptive pill?
We need your help to recruit women in Australia in to an important, large, non-interventional international study.
Family Planning NSW is currently recruiting a network of doctors to recruit for the `Prospective controlled cohort study on the safety of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing nomegestrol acetate …

How to Exercise with Chronic Pain

August 31, 2016

Courtesy of: Pain Management and Injury Relief

A Snapshot of Children’s Health in Australia

July 20, 2016

The infographic below provides a snapshot of children’s health in Australia, from mortality and chronic conditions to the risk factors adversely affecting our children’s health.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

New Research on the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COCP)

July 14, 2016

Do you prescribe the contraceptive pill?
We need your help to recruit women in Australia in to an important, large, non-interventional international study.
Family Planning NSW is currently recruiting a network of doctors to recruit for the `Prospective controlled cohort study on the safety of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing nomegestrol acetate …

Government Ceases Funding for Andrology Australia

June 01, 2016

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Dear colleagues,
We were dismayed to learn recently that the Commonwealth Department of Health has completely withdrawn funding from Andrology Australia. This …

3 Stages of Lyme Disease

May 04, 2016

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium of Borrelia sp typically transmitted by tick bites.
Lyme disease has three stages: early localised disease, early disseminated disease and late disease. In the first stage, there is a bump and a small rash; these disappear after a couple of days. There may be …

Does Frequent Ejaculation Protect Against Prostate Cancer?

April 19, 2016

There has been a lot of response in the medical media and the public domain to the ten-year follow-up study concerning ejaculation as a reversible risk factor for prostate cancer. This is especially because there are so few risk factors for this disease that men can do anything about.
The prospective study …

STI Rates in Australia

March 23, 2016

Counselling about sexually transmitted infections is a basic part of General Practice. It is very useful to be able to explain the risks of various diseases to individual patients to allow them to decide what they might wish to be tested for. For example, many people are very surprised to …

New Research on the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COCP)

February 16, 2016

We need your help to recruit women in Australia in to an important, large, non-interventional international study.
Do you prescribe the contraceptive pill?
Family Planning NSW is currently recruiting a network of doctors to recruit for the prospective controlled cohort study on the safety of a monophasic oral contraceptive containing nomegestrol acetate …

When Bereavement is No Longer Normal

February 04, 2016

Bereavement and major depression overlap in that both involve sleep disturbance, appetite disturbance and withdrawal from usual activities in association with intense sadness. However, there are some important differences. Bereavement is in direct response to significant loss and the emotional reactions tend to come in waves, intermittently accompanied by fond …

New Diabetes Society to be the Voice of Primary Care Professionals

February 01, 2016

The University of Melbourne last week announced the formation of the Primary Care Diabetes Society of Australia (PCDSA).
The not-for-profit society has been established to support primary health care professionals to deliver high quality, clinically effective care, in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.
Department of General Practice, …