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Nobel prize winner: What they discovered and why it matters

Today, the “beautiful mechanism” of the body clock, and the group of cells in our brain where it ... View more
Prof Sally Ferguson | 04 October 2017
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PPIs for infant reflux a risk

It seemed such a godsend, didn’t it? Omeprazole for severe infant reflux. A massive improvement on the previous ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 04 October 2017
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Obesity Surgery – Worth The Money

For most patients in Australia, obesity surgery is an expensive exercise. The surgery alone is likely to see ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 27 September 2017
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New Guidance For Assessment Of Lipids

Non-fasting specimens are now acceptable Fasting specimens have traditionally been used for the formal assessment of lipid status ... View more
Dr Joyce Wu & Dr Nick Taylor | 27 September 2017
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How much sleep do children really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive? In parenting, there ... View more
Prof Wendy Hall | 20 September 2017
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How long do anxiety patients need medication?

It is well-known that when a patient with depression is commenced on antidepressants and they are effective, they ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 20 September 2017
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Assassination by pacemaker: Australia needs to do more to regulate internet-connected medical devices

In the future, people are going to be just a little bit cyborg. We’ve accepted hearing aids, nicotine ... View more
Dr Bruce Baer Arnold | 13 September 2017
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New Autism Guidelines Miss The Mark

The first national guidelines for diagnosing autism were released for public consultation last week. The report by research ... View more
A/Prof Michael McDowell | 13 September 2017
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Could It Be Endometriosis?

Endometriosis, or more particularly diagnosis of endometriosis is often a challenge in general practice. When should you ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 13 September 2017
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Studying Chromosomes In 2017

Examining the structure of chromosomes The first studies in human genetics were done in the early 1900s, well ... View more
Prof Graeme Suthers | 06 September 2017
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Zika Now In Fiji

In what could represent a major blow to tourism in the region, the US Centers for Disease Control ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 30 August 2017
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Why Animal Trial Results Aren’t The Final Word

Throughout the era of modern medicine, animals have been used extensively to develop and test therapies before they ... View more
Dr Ri Scarborough | 30 August 2017
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Flu Season Pretty Bad

This year, the number of laboratory-confirmed influenza (flu) virus infections began rising earlier than usual and hit historic ... View more
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Rectal Exams Still Important – Sorry

Most GPs of a certain vintage would have heard the old adage “if you don’t put your finger ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 23 August 2017
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Assessment Of Excision Margins

When assessing skin cancer specimens, the pathologist must address three main questions: what is the lesion; what prognostic ... View more
Dr Simon Clark | 16 August 2017
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Poo Transplants Beat Antibiotics

Faecal transplantation has been gaining momentum as a mainstream treatment over recent years, but now a systematic review ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 16 August 2017
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Man flu is real, but women get more autoimmune diseases and allergies

Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series ... View more
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Do Not Order These Tests On Pregnant Women

Hot on the heels of the Choosing Wisely campaign of “do nots” for GPs, the Royal Australasian College ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 08 August 2017
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Increasing The Accuracy Of Melanoma Diagnosis

The diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions is amongst the most challenging and potentially dangerous areas of skin cancer ... View more
Dr Simon Clark | 02 August 2017
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