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NPS pharma ties under question
  • KnowCents
  • Newsletter1

NPS pharma ties under question

GPs have voiced concerns over NPS MedicineWise’s new financial ties with the pharma industry

New PBS drug approvals announced
  • Clinical
  • Drugs
  • Newsletter1

New PBS drug approvals announced

Patients with diabetes may be able to shift from 14 injections per week down to just one

Corporate face off good for GPs
  • KnowCents
  • Newsletter1

Corporate face off good for GPs

The battle between the big players for the hearts and minds of GPs is getting interesting

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  • KnowCents
  • Technology

Inaccurate data puts aged at risk

As the move towards shared digital health records gathers pace, the dangers of mismatched records multiplies

PM must restore goodwill
  • AMA
  • Government
  • TheHill

PM must restore goodwill

Cost cutting in Canberra has destroyed GPs’ trust and may jeopardise reform moves

Is it time to toss the floss?
  • Clinical

Is it time to toss the floss?

The scientific evidence to support the health benefits of flossing is pretty thin on the ground

Reassurance on paracetamol
  • Clinical
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain

Reassurance on paracetamol

GPs can breath easy; paracetamol and ibuprofen are equally safe for kids with mild persistent asthma

A chance to nurture your inner sceptic
  • Evidence Based

A chance to nurture your inner sceptic

Do the peddlers of pseudoscience under the guise of alternative medicine make your blood boil?

by Grant Holloway

Grant Holloway
Trial into ketamine for depression
  • Clinical
  • Drugs
  • Mental Health

Trial into ketamine for depression

The largest study on the long-term effectiveness of ketamine on major depression has begun in NSW

Heart screening fails the test
  • Cardio
  • Clinical

Heart screening fails the test

Testing young athletes for undiagnosed heart conditions doesn’t reduce sudden deaths, experts argue

Communication as medicine
  • KnowCents
  • Technology

Communication as medicine

A US trial of sharing notes online with patients has evolved into a national movement

Actor Laverne Cox participates in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents 10 Years After
  • Clinical
  • Patient Management Systems

Bridging the transgender gap

GPs can take some simple measures to improve the health and wellbeing of trans people

Poking holes in acupuncture
  • Clinical
  • Pain

Poking holes in acupuncture

Sceptics are debunking the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture as a credible medical therapy

Don’t make your students cry
  • Education
  • General practice
  • KnowCents

Don’t make your students cry

Too many medical students face humiliation, discrimination or harassment at the hands of a supervising GP

Businessman doing medical tests in the near future.
  • KnowCents
  • Technology

Talking about the next generation

Healthcare technologies that seamlessly connect devices and data in secure networks are closer than we think

ED drug may become OTC
  • Drugs
  • Men

ED drug may become OTC

Australian men may soon have access to over-the-counter ED medication

Pokémon Go – Something to celebrate
  • Clinical
  • Obesity
  • Public Health

Pokémon Go – Something to celebrate

A popular new mobile game is getting teenagers moving again, writes Dr Joe Kosterich

Opinion

by Dr Joe Kosterich

Dr Joe Kosterich
The cold logic of doing good
  • Global Health

The cold logic of doing good

The aim of effective altruism is to do as much good as possible per dollar spent, writes Clive Hamilton

Opinion

by The Conversation

The Conversation
The king who killed his psychiatrist
  • Psychiatry
  • RedHerring

The king who killed his psychiatrist

Behold a tale of royal eccentricity, venality, penny-pinching and broken medical ethics

by Robert M Kaplan

Robert M Kaplan
Big food, big con?
  • Nutrition

Big food, big con?

Are the new, so-called healthy, food products simply a smokescreen, asks Steve Jones

New GP role in cosmetic surgery
  • General Practice

New GP role in cosmetic surgery

GPs will now have a key role in assessing mental health under new rules for cosmetic surgery

Coaching: science or snake oil?
  • Clinical
  • Mental Health

Coaching: science or snake oil?

There’s a new methodology on the psychology block, and it’s called coaching, writes Dr Jocelyn Lowinger

Ignore health policy at your peril
  • AMA
  • Government
  • TheHill

Ignore health policy at your peril

Health policy must be driven by people who know health intimately, writes AMA's Dr Michael Gannon

Opinion

by TMR Staff

TMR Staff
Medical checklist for Rio Games
  • General Practice

Medical checklist for Rio Games

Here’s an update on how to advise patients travelling to Brazil for the Rio Olympic games

Let the thaw begin?
  • Funding
  • General Practice
  • TheHill

Let the thaw begin?

Addressing key concerns over health policy must become a priority for the government

Anti-ice campaign backfires
  • Drugs
  • Public Health

Anti-ice campaign backfires

The sensationalist portrayal of ice-users likely discourages them from seeking treatment, experts say

value rof money conceptual meter indicate excellent, isolated on white background
  • General Practice
  • TheHill

Why spending on GPs is the best value

Australia’s spend on Medicare GP services is incredible value for money, says Frank Jones

Opinion

by Dr Frank R Jones

Dr Frank R Jones

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