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I go to Rio

I go to Rio

With its glorious beaches, majestic mountains and world-famous Carnival, Brazil's party city can't help but amaze.

Contraceptives for the mentally ill

Contraceptives for the mentally ill

Appropriate contraception for women with chronic psychiatric conditions requires careful thought.

Fungal infection of the nail

Fungal infection of the nail

Even after successful treatment, onychomycosis can be a peskily persistent condition. With optimal management, 20% of cases will recur within two years and 50% will recur within five years.

The life of a med school cadaver

The life of a med school cadaver

Cadavers have played an important role in medical teaching but obtaining the bodies is not always easy. Australian Doctor takes a look at what is involved.

Thank you! Stop the Co-Pay Cuts

Thank you! Stop the Co-Pay Cuts

Australian Doctor would like to say a big thank you to all our readers for supporting the Stop the Co-Pay Cuts: GPs make the difference petition. Enclosed is the full report we sent to Federal MPs…

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GPs unsure about breast cancer drugs

GPs unsure about breast cancer drugs

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Doctors' concerns about efficacy and side effects continue to hamper the uptake of breast cancer-preventing drugs in primary care, an Australian study suggests.

Elderly gain most benefit from flu vax

Elderly gain most benefit from flu vax

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Belying assumptions of having a ‘weaker immune response’, the latest Australian flu vaccine efficacy figures show that elderly people gain particular benefit from seasonal flu vaccination.

Dabigatran dose testing needed: BMJ

Dabigatran dose testing needed: BMJ

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All patients starting dabigatran should undergo initial drug-level monitoring and dose adjustment due to a wide variation in plasma levels of the drug, a BMJ analysis suggests.

Ultra athletes overdo fluids and NSAIDs

Ultra athletes overdo fluids and NSAIDs

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Drinking too much fluid and overusing NSAIDs pose the greatest risks to the health of endurance athletes, experience from the gruelling 85km Cradle Mountain Run shows.

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Orofacial complaints

How to Treat

How to Treat is Australian Doctor's most popular clinical feature. Do the quiz to earn two category 2 CPD points.

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Orofacial complaints

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Multimedia

Could medical data be held on Facebook?

Could medical data be held on Facebook?

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Could an individual's biometric data be held on social media sites? Could looking at people's Facebook updates help predict epidemics? Widely interesting talk by digital health evangelist Dr Leslie…

Doctor admits giving patient euthanasia drug

Doctor admits giving patient euthanasia drug

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Respected surgeon Dr Rodney Syme has spoken publicly about his role in the death of a terminally ill cancer patient, revealing that he gave him the drug Nembutal which he used to end his life.

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Smart Practice

To err is human

To err is human

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A recent failed negligence claim highlights the fact that recognising an error does not necessarily make a doctor liable.

Dangerous assumptions

Dangerous assumptions

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GPs who don't get adequate consent before treating a patient can be left exposed to disciplinary and legal action.

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The Nerve Pain Centre

Pfizer

Welcome to the Nerve Pain Centre website. Here you will be able to access information about nerve pain, its diagnosis and treatment.

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