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History: School's in

History: School's in

The great learning institutions of southern Europe paved the way for much of our present-day medical knowledge.

Concussion and sport

Concussion and sport

After a concussive injury in a sports player, doctors, patients and clubs alike need to know and stick to the guidelines to ensure safe return to play.

Which scan is best?

Which scan is best?

Spending a little time investigating the right imaging before making a referral can pay dividends.

The race to find a cure for Ebola

The race to find a cure for Ebola

The urgent battle against Ebola is leading to a rethink of some of medicine’s fundamental principles. Australian Doctor investigates.

Majestic revival

Majestic revival

Grande old dame of the Blue Mountains, the newly refurbished Hydro Majestic is the last word in vintage glamour.

News

Cough cure could be coming

Cough cure could be coming

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Finally, an evidence-based cure for the humble cough — the most common ailment seen by GPs — may be in the pipeline, UK researchers suggest.

New COPD medication: a breath of fresh air

New COPD medication: a breath of fresh air

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Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains a key challenge for doctors but a new PBS listed medication is set to change all that.

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Doctors defend care of Phillip Hughes

Doctors defend care of Phillip Hughes

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Doctors have defended the initial care of Phillip Hughes at the scene of the cricketing incident that claimed his life, after it emerged ambulances may have been delayed in arriving at the SCG.

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Opinion

Death knell sounds for GP co-pay

Paul Smith

Death knell sounds for GP co-pay

Watching the orchestrated confusion coming from the Federal Government in recent days, you know for certain that its co-pay plan has been taken into the woods and shot.

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Multimedia

Suiting up against Ebola

Suiting up against Ebola

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VIDEO: What protective equipment do healthcare professionals need to don to protect themselves against Ebola? Watch a US infection control officer put on the suit, gloves and respirator required.

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Smart Practice

Unexpected pregnancy lands GP in trouble

Unexpected pregnancy lands GP in trouble

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A 48-year-old's surprise pregnancy proves that GPs must obtain a detailed history from a patient, and expect the unexpected in order to properly discharge their duty of care.

Chelation therapy up for debate

Chelation therapy up for debate

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A 75-year-old male chiropractor sought chelation therapy from a GP therapist, stating that his own GP had diagnosed advanced vascular disease. He later lost sight in his left eye.

Boundary setting with manipulative patients

Boundary setting with manipulative patients

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Whatever the circumstances, crossing professional boundaries involves risks - not only for patients, who often are in a vulnerable position, but also for doctors.

How does compound interest work?

How does compound interest work?

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You will need to learn some simple maths if you want to retire before the age of 70 - above all, you need to understand how compound interest works.

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