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With its glorious beaches, majestic mountains and world-famous Carnival, Brazil's party city can't help but amaze.
Appropriate contraception for women with chronic psychiatric conditions requires careful thought.
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.
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.
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
Doctors' concerns about efficacy and side effects continue to hamper the uptake of breast cancer-preventing drugs in primary care, an Australian study suggests.
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.
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.
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.
So, if “success” is quoted as pregnancies per embryo transfer, the figure is 29%. If on the other hand it is quoted as the chance of a live birth per started cycle, this drops to 17%.
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Dr David Smith
It’s a long time since doctors wore white coats and even longer since they donned top hats during ward rounds, but perhaps professionalism is not a matter of dress or demeanour.
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How to Treat is Australian Doctor's most popular clinical feature. Do the quiz to earn two category 2 CPD points.
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
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.
A middle-aged woman who had a stroke claimed her GP was negligent and failed to warn the patient of the risks and complications of the HRT.
A recent failed negligence claim highlights the fact that recognising an error does not necessarily make a doctor liable.
GPs who don't get adequate consent before treating a patient can be left exposed to disciplinary and legal action.
The impact of bad financial decisions can be minimised if you learn something from the situation.
Written in a practical style that has direct clinical application for healthcare professionals, this portable, quick and user-friendly resource is available now, however stocks are limited.
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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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