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Cervical screening — then and now

Cervical screening — then and now

Australian Doctor takes a look at cervical cancer screening, from the Pap test’s development in the 1920s to recent moves towards HPV-based testing.

Coaching for the UMAT

Coaching for the UMAT

Critics say UMAT can't be done, but a number of businesses claim they can prepare students for the exam that causes much angst. We take you inside a course.

Chance to WIN: Nutrition Survey

Chance to WIN: Nutrition Survey

Australian Doctor has teamed up with Professor Caryl Nowson of Deakin University to research the usual practice of GPs in managing patient nutrition. Complete the survey for a chance to WIN a gourmet…

Take us with you go and win!

Take us with you go and win!

Get the pic: Take a copy of Australian Doctor with you on your next trip or adventure, snap a photograph and send it in for a prize.

A case of nodular fasciitis

A case of nodular fasciitis

A female asylum seeker from Fiji presented with intermittent headaches, which she attributed to a tender, subcutaneous nodule on her left forehead.

News

GP failed in care of suicidal ex-colleague

GP failed in care of suicidal ex-colleague

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A GP who obeyed the wishes of a suicidal former colleague by not scheduling her under the Mental Health Act has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

Patients don’t believe morphine myths

Patients don’t believe morphine myths

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Patients have a more nuanced understanding of morphine than doctors give them credit for and don’t believe myths such as that the drug hastens death, palliative care researchers say.

GPs over-ordering abdominal imaging

GPs over-ordering abdominal imaging

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The NPS is urging GPs to think carefully before referring patients with abdominal pain for imaging after figures showed a large unexplained rise in GP requests.

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Opinion

For crying out loud, doctors are people too

Dr Kate Kelso

For crying out loud, doctors are people too

It's true that some people just aren't crying types. Even so, there's a difference between that and the belief that crying breaches a professional boundary, up there with, say, pursuing a…

Beware carbon monoxide poisoning

Amanda Sheppeard

Beware carbon monoxide poisoning

Health professionals should be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, which could reduce the risk of sending a patient back into a "potentially fatal environment".

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Clinical

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Education

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Multimedia

Post-op AF raises risk of stroke

Post-op AF raises risk of stroke

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Patients who experience atrial fibrillation after inpatient surgery have an increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke, a study shows.

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Smart Practice

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.

Homegrown health-tech heroes

Homegrown health-tech heroes

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Meet four of Australia's most innovative doctors in the field of health technology, from the first virtual GP service to a device that provides real-time feedback on pelvic floor exercises, these…

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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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