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Almost since antibiotics were first discovered, we’ve been aware bacteria can learn how to overcome these medicines, a phenomenon known as antimicrobial resistance.

Expert/s: Healthed
Prof Frances Williams
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here are no drugs to treat long COVID – a condition that affects around 2 million people in the UK alone

Dr Nigel Strauss
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Many people in Australia, including psychiatrists, were surprised when earlier this year the medicines regulator down-scheduled MDMA, known colloquially as ecstasy, and psilocybin, from magic mushrooms.

Kathryn MacKay
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Researchers have created synthetic human embryos using stem cells, according to media reports. Remarkably, these embryos have reportedly been created from embryonic stem cells, meaning they do not require sperm and ova.

Expert/s: Kathryn MacKay
Melody White
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Some patients can have vivid and detailed sexual hallucinations during anesthesia with sedative-hypnotic drugs like propofol, midazolam, diazepam and nitrous oxide. Some make suggestive or sexual comments or act out, such as grabbing or kissing medical professionals or touching themselves in a sexual way. Others awaken erroneously believing they were sexually assaulted. Why does this happen?

Dr Michael Head
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In 2020, 19 million people around the world received a cancer diagnosis. By 2040, that number is expected to reach 28 million. Poorer countries will be especially hard hit, with an increasing number of cases and more deaths, compared with richer countries.

Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz
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Medical decision-making is complex. There are often hundreds, if not thousands, of published studies that may impact how to manage your medical condition.

Lynnette Hoffman
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Doctors advised to check if patients undergoing general anaesthesia have used pholcodine in the previous 12 months

Paul Liknaitzky
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The TGA has approved certain psychedelic treatments: the response from experts is mixed

Dr Charlotte Hespe
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Dr Charlotte Hespe helps demystify the new CPD system by answering GP questions following her podcast on the topic

Dr Kate McIlwaine
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What makes a suitable candidate for ovarian egg freezing - The techniques, costs and technical details

Rick Doblin
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The effect size and enduring benefit of MDMA in PTSD has surpassed all expectation in Phase 3 trials

Expert/s: Rick Doblin