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More than a decade after winning its independence, East Timor is finding its feet, and tourism is a high priority.
An internal drive to excel can be damaging to the mental and physical health of children. Here we explore the case of a 12-year-old girl.
GPs are ideally placed to help parents of young children understand what is important ... and what is not.
The ACCC has demanded that Medicines Australia's new code of conduct makes it mandatory for pharma companies to publicly name the doctors they pay. But will the organisation play ball?
General practice is renowned for its ‘cradle to grave’ approach to medicine, and this year’s Rural Doctor Education Seminar covers all the relevant topics and a host more. Gold Coast, 8-9 November.
Patients with diabetes have a one-third lower rate of hospitalisation if they receive regular diabetes-related care from their GP, Australian research shows.
The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has now claimed almost 5000 lives, with fear of a pandemic spreading much faster than the disease itself. But that has not stopped opportunists from trying to
The cash incentives paid to doctors to go bush will undergo a major shake-up, with the Federal Government finally pledging to scrap the widely hated rural classification system.
Patients who have difficulty overcoming prolonged grief may respond better to treatment if asked to relive the deaths of their loved ones, an Australian study suggests.
Dr Jon Fogarty
Which Australian woman won the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon this year? And why should we touch our forelock, or curtsey in respect when she walketh (or runneth) by?
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Grant Hill-Cawthorne and Adam Kamradt-Scott
Governments have a duty to protect their citizens but the plan to impose mandatory detention on health-care workers being suggested by some Australian states is excessive and unwarranted.
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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.
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.
Whatever the circumstances, crossing professional boundaries involves risks - not only for patients, who often are in a vulnerable position, but also for doctors.
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.