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How can younger Australians decide about the AstraZeneca vaccine? A GP explains

  It has been a wild week for public messaging about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine — baffling both ... View more
Dr Brett Montgomery | 14 July 2021
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Non-COVID vaccines in the COVID era

  If you’re like the majority of general practices in Australia, you will be flat out juggling consents, ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 14 July 2021
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GPs leading by example

Well, if nothing else, it looks as though GPs are ready to race through to stage 4 of ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 14 July 2021
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Under-40s can ask their GP for an AstraZeneca shot. What’s changed? What are the risks? Are there benefits?

Nicholas Wood, University of Sydney Pfizer remains the “preferred” vaccine for Australians aged under 40, due to a ... View more
A/Prof Nicholas Wood | 30 June 2021
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The Hard Sell

It seems to be one of the greatest ironies of our time. Australia has been the envy of ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 30 June 2021
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What is COVAX-19, the most advanced of Australia’s remaining local COVID vaccine candidates?

Australia’s current crop of COVID-19 vaccines consists of a shot by American biotechnology company Pfizer, which we import, ... View more
A/Prof Paul Griffin | 23 June 2021
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Active ingredient prescribing – a winner?

Despite being mooted for many years, active ingredient prescribing arrived in GPs’ script writing software with relatively little ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 23 June 2021
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Domestic violence presenting in general practice

Domestic violence is certainly in the news of late, for all the wrong reasons. Courtesy of a number ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 16 June 2021
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Survey of over 950 health professionals reveals hesitancy in COVID vaccine

Vaccine hesitancy is now the catch phrase of the moment. The reluctance of eligible people to get the ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 09 June 2021
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AMA president explains new CPD changes for GPs

The imminent CPD changes are a great outcome for the specialty, says AMA president Dr Omar Khorshid. In ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 26 May 2021
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Coping with COVID vaccine concerns

Vaccine hesitancy is one thing, but a complete crisis of confidence is another. The AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, once ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 19 May 2021
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We asked 650 GPs how they manage acute lower back pain – here’s what they said

Managing acute low back pain in general practice is unlikely to ever be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ affair. However, a ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 12 May 2021
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CASE STUDY: An exploration of a practical case in depression

  The current health of the nation report has once again shown that two out of three consultations ... View more
Dr Catherine Andronis | 06 May 2021
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Hyperhidrosis

  This week’s expert: Prof Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Dermatology, University of Melbourne; Founder and Director of Sinclair ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 05 May 2021
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We’re all ingesting microplastics at home, and these might be toxic for our health. Here are some tips to reduce your risk

Mark Patrick Taylor, Macquarie University; Neda Sharifi Soltani, Macquarie University, and Scott P. Wilson, Macquarie University Australians are ... View more
Mark Taylor | 05 May 2021
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Obesity Paradox in Breast Cancer

Obesity is a negative prognostic factor if you’re diagnosed with early breast cancer, but if you have advanced ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 05 May 2021
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Modelling of COVID-19 vaccination strategies and herd immunity, in scenarios of limited and full vaccine supply in NSW, Australia

Abstract Several vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 are expected to be available in Australia in 2021. Initial supply is likely ... View more
Prof Raina MacIntyre | 28 April 2021
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Vaccination for COVID-19 control and considerations for Australia

Abstract Vaccines remain the main prospect for an exit strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic, and may, depending on ... View more
Prof Raina MacIntyre | 28 April 2021
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COVID Update: Recalibrating the Vaccine Rollout in Light of new Clotting Cases

Over the past 72 hours, three more Australian cases of clotting that appear to be connected to the ... View more
Healthed News | 26 April 2021
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COVID Vaccine Update

  This week’s expert: A/Prof Nicholas Wood, Staff Specialist General Paediatrician; Associate Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 19 April 2021
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