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Finally, some clarity on bulk-billing
  • General Practice
  • Medicare
  • Newsletter1
  • TheHill

Finally, some clarity on bulk-billing

While politicians debate the finer points of bulk billing, the reality is patients are paying more

Is ankle-sprain physio overkill?
  • Clinical
  • Sport

Is ankle-sprain physio overkill?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle? A Canadian study questions the perceived wisdom

Drugs for delirium don’t work
  • Aged Care
  • Clinical

Drugs for delirium don’t work

Delirium robs dying people of their last conversations with loved ones, at a time when every moment is precious

Opinion

by Professor Meera Agar

Professor Meera Agar
Move to two-dose HPV vaccine
  • Cancer
  • Clinical

Move to two-dose HPV vaccine

A growing body of research suggests two doses may be cheaper and just as effective as a three-dose schedule

Take 2: The Compass Trial
  • Clinical

Take 2: The Compass Trial

A world-first clinical trial comparing 2.5-yearly cytology with five-yearly HPV screening is currently underway

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
Take 5: Introducing allergens to babies
  • Clinical
  • Paediatrics

Take 5: Introducing allergens to babies

While breast-feeding should be encouraged, babies also need early exposure to common allergens

by Felicity Nelson

Felicity Nelson
Little things count when it comes to dignity
  • Hospitals
  • Patients

Little things count when it comes to dignity

Nurses rolling their eyes and surly receptionists – these things eat away at patient dignity, writes Dr Kerri Parnell

Opinion

by kerriParnell

kerriParnell
Freeze sends chill through bulk billing
  • General practice
  • MBS

Freeze sends chill through bulk billing

The freeze on Medicare patient rebates is affecting more and more GPs, says the AMA's Dr Michael Gannon

Opinion

by Dr Michael Gannon

Dr Michael Gannon
A question of dignity and respect
  • Ethics

A question of dignity and respect

The intrinsic nature of a healthcare setting creates challenges to maintaining the human right to dignity and respect

Take 5: TB, travel and children
  • Clinical
  • Immunology
  • Paediatrics

Take 5: TB, travel and children

Children under five travelling to regions where there is a very high incidence of tuberculosis should be immunised

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
Management of new HIV infections
  • Clinical
  • Communicable Disease

Management of new HIV infections

New HIV infections can be easily missed and testing isn’t always straightforward. Here’s how to get it right

The clock in our eyes
  • Clinical
  • Sleep

The clock in our eyes

We all love our digital devices, but is our exposure to their blue lights causing us sleepless nights?

A lighter side to vaccination
  • Clinical
  • Immunology
  • Public Health

A lighter side to vaccination

A new card game transforms diseases into colourful, collectable characters to spark a conversation about vaccination

Statins linked to herpes zoster risk
  • Aged Care
  • Clinical
  • Immunology

Statins linked to herpes zoster risk

Statins have been linked to a higher risk of herpes zoster, prompting renewed calls for vaccination in eligible adults

Data mix-ups for My Health Records
  • Medicare
  • MyHealthRecord

Data mix-ups for My Health Records

Medicare has revealed multiple cases of patients’ claims data being uploaded to the wrong My Health Records

Take 5: Delayed puberty
  • Clinical
  • Paediatrics

Take 5: Delayed puberty

Late age of menarche due to constitutional delay requires reassurance, not hormonal therapy

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
CPD changes: College responds
  • Accreditation
  • Education
  • RACGP

CPD changes: College responds

In the light of fee hikes to education providers, TMR put a series of questions to the RACGP President

ACRRM offers free eHealth course
  • ACRRM
  • General Practice
  • MyHealthRecord

ACRRM offers free eHealth course

ACRRM is offering all GPs and practice staff a free course on using the power of digital tools

Take 5: Contraception in adolescents
  • Clinical
  • Paediatrics
  • Women

Take 5: Contraception in adolescents

Some practitioners find the issue of contraception in underage people disquieting

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
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  • Government
  • TheHill

Doctors fight on over refugee gag

Challenging the government over healthcare conditions in immigration centres is an ethical duty for doctors

Queensland scales up PrEP trial
  • Clinical
  • Communicable Disease
  • Drugs

Queensland scales up PrEP trial

Queensland has joined Victoria and New South Wales in having a large-scale PrEP trial

When confidentiality cost lives
  • Clinical
  • Mental Health

When confidentiality cost lives

Should family members of those with mental illness have access to their health information?

it is a sculpture on back of a store in city of Netherlands Arnhem. I was doing some shopping and I saw this beautiful wall and the sculpture outside the store.
  • Clinical
  • Paediatrics
  • Women

Pros and cons of prenatal testing

Improved health literacy means many couples want every test available to “ensure” their babies are healthy

The daunting revalidation dilemma
  • Accreditation
  • TheHill

The daunting revalidation dilemma

How can we identify underperforming doctors without subjecting the rest to time-consuming procedures?

Opinion

by Edwin Kruys

Edwin Kruys
Take 10: Acne management
  • Clinical
  • Dermatology

Take 10: Acne management

Finding the right treatment for acne can be a slow process

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
Dogs are more than just AFL Premiers
  • Aged Care
  • Clinical

Dogs are more than just AFL Premiers

While all sorts of aids to daily living are subsidised, there is no assistance to support the presence of a pet

Opinion

by Professor Leon Piterman

Professor Leon Piterman
Dubious health start-up of the month
  • KnowCents

Dubious health start-up of the month

A university-affiliated start-up has published thousands of articles without permission. It thinks it did nothing wrong

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