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History: East meets west

History: East meets west

Three outstanding Arabic physicians had an impact on the practice of medicine that lasted for several centuries.

Thyroid nodule knowledge

Thyroid nodule knowledge

There are plenty of factors to consider when evaluating and managing thyroid nodules.

Prenatal diagnostics

Prenatal diagnostics

A couple faces a difficult decision when a nuchal translucency test returns a high result for chromosomal abnormality.

Pet love: how much does cat chemo cost?

Pet love: how much does cat chemo cost?

Australians are a nation of pet-lovers, but how far will they go to save their furry friends? And how much will they pay?

Small country, big heart

Small country, big heart

Just beyond Mexico lies Guatemala, a hidden gem boasting Mayan ruins, natural beauty and captivating local traditions.

News

CAM could be fast-tracked into Australia

CAM could be fast-tracked into Australia

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Complementary and alternative therapies could be licensed for use in Australia without having to undergo TGA assessment as part of Federal Government plans to cut therapeutic goods regulation.

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Opinion

Encounters with the bizarre and unexpected

Dr Ivor Zetler

Encounters with the bizarre and unexpected

Towards the end of that busy evening, a woman and her 11-year-old daughter entered my consultation room. They sat down and the mother speedily announced: "I bet you have never seen something like…

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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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