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Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Tinnitus can diminish quality of life and even signal potentially fatal comorbidities.

Myth? Caffeine impairs athletic performance in hot weather

Myth? Caffeine impairs athletic performance in hot weather

Research suggests caffeine may improve the performance of endurance athletes competing in hot conditions.

When a corporate comes to town

When a corporate comes to town

Dr Khaled El-Sheikh has brought bulk-billed corporate medicine to rural Australia, to the delight of some and the disdain of others. Australian Doctor talks to the man behind Tristar.

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.

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.

News

Asylum seekers stripped of drugs, prosthetics

Asylum seekers stripped of drugs, prosthetics

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A three-year-old asylum seeker suffered repeated seizures after being stripped of her medication, while another had parts of his prosthetic leg removed, doctors have told a human rights commission.

Infant mortality risk linked to location

Infant mortality risk linked to location

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Wide variations in infant and toddler mortality mean some Australian children are up to three times more likely to die than others depending on where they live, national figures reveals.

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Opinion

Co-payments, conscription and the Constitution

Margaret Faux

Co-payments, conscription and the Constitution

Is it possible that the manner in which the Abbott government plans to effectively reduce GP incomes by up to 30% could render the entire GP co-payment scheme constitutionally invalid?

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Clinical

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Education

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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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After Hours

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Guest Content

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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