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Testing options for H. pylori

Identified in 1983 by Australian Nobel prize winners Marshall and Warren, H. pylori is linked to a spectrum ... View more
Dr Jenny Robson | 12 December 2017
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New hope for kids with severe food allergies

One of the new class of biologics may have a pivotal role in desensitising children with severe food ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 12 December 2017
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Understanding Victoria’s new assisted dying laws

Victorians with a terminal illness will be able to request an assisted death from the middle of 2019, ... View more
Ms Sasha Petrova | 05 December 2017
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Don’t hold back on giving patches to pregnant smokers

All pregnant women who are smokers should be offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as an option to help ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 05 December 2017
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Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is the second most prevalent tropical disease after malaria and is a leading ... View more
Dr Jenny Robson | 28 November 2017
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Unprecedented Rise In Scarlet Fever In England And Asia

Scarlet fever is on the rise. According to the latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, cases ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 28 November 2017
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Can lithium prevent dementia?

When people think of lithium, it’s usually to do with batteries, but lithium also has a long history ... View more
Dr Perminder Sachdev | 21 November 2017
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Pressure increased on hypertension treatment

New US guidelines are the most aggressive yet in terms of targets for blood pressure control. Put ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 21 November 2017
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Measuring Troponin In General Practice

High sensitivity(HS) troponin measurement in the emergency room/hospital setting is now widely established in Australia and is now ... View more
Dr Lee Price | 15 November 2017
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Antibiotics Still Best For Suspected UTI

At a time when there is increasing pressure on GPs not to prescribe antibiotics, a new primary care ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 15 November 2017
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Alcohol A Risk For Fathers-To-Be

Abstaining from alcohol during preconception and pregnancy is usually considered to be the woman’s responsibility. The main concern ... View more
Diana Lucia & Prof Karen Moritz | 08 November 2017
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A Proven, Practical Alternative For Pain

There has been a lot of noise around opioid use lately. In particular, in the States where it’s ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 08 November 2017
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Anti-CCP and Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Historical and Pathological Background Research in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over the past 10 years has gained significant ground ... View more
Dr Daman Langguth | 01 November 2017
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PPIs Increase Risk Of Stomach Cancer

Looks like there is yet another reason to rethink the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors. And this ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 01 November 2017
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Self-Harm On The Increase Among Young Girls

Self-harm among teenagers is on the increase, a new study confirms and frighteningly it’s our younger girls that ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 25 October 2017
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Always Investigate Haematuria

Bladder cancer affects almost 3, 000 Australians each year and causes thousands of deaths. Yet it often has ... View more
Shomik Sengupta | 25 October 2017
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Testing For Iron

Blood tests for iron status are among the most common requested in clinical medicine. This may be largely ... View more
A/Prof Ken Sikaris | 18 October 2017
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Would You Pick This Diagnosis?

A case history recently published in the BMJ highlights one of those uncommon but very diagnoseable conditions if ... View more
Dr Linda Calabresi | 17 October 2017
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The Handmaid’s Tale and counting sperm: are fertility rates actually declining?

With the release of a new TV series based on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and a recent ... View more
Prof Shaun Roman | 17 October 2017
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Science or Snake Oil: do men need sperm health supplements?

Infertility, defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after at least 12 months of regular, unprotected ... View more
Dr Krissy Kendall | 11 October 2017
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