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It’s Timor’s time

It’s Timor’s time

More than a decade after winning its independence, East Timor is finding its feet, and tourism is a high priority.

Can perfectionism harm health?

Can perfectionism harm health?

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.

Modern-day parenting

Modern-day parenting

GPs are ideally placed to help parents of young children understand what is important ... and what is not.

Will the push to name pharma-paid doctors backfire?

Will the push to name pharma-paid doctors backfire?

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?

'Cradle to grave' medicine focus of November seminar

'Cradle to grave' medicine focus of November seminar

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.

News

GP diabetes care cuts hospital admissions

GP diabetes care cuts hospital admissions

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Patients with diabetes have a one-third lower rate of hospitalisation if they receive regular diabetes-related care from their GP, Australian research shows.

5 of the most outrageous Ebola scams

5 of the most outrageous Ebola scams

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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…

Major shake-up of incentives for rural GPs

Major shake-up of incentives for rural GPs

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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.

Exposure therapy good for profound grief

Exposure therapy good for profound grief

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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.

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Opinion

A bit of exercise

Dr Jon Fogarty

A bit of exercise

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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Clinical

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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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