Published Articles

Is this a joke? GP discovers aged care hotline is actually a glass company

The government appears to have been giving out the wrong number for its aged care portal for three years.
22 March 2019

Sleep deprivation affects doctors worse than we thought

ICU staff didn't realise how impaired they were after multiple night shifts: study.
22 March 2019

History of atopic dermatitis not key to predicting hand eczema outcomes

But recovery rates are worst among patients who report high levels of stress, say Danish researchers.
21 March 2019

RACGP to offer rural generalist training

The college says it is shaking up its training for rural doctors.
21 March 2019

Mistrust of doctors, not fear of autism, drives most anti-vax posts online

More doctors and scientists should jump online to tackle these harmful messages, say researchers.
21 March 2019

Can't say no? Lack of assertiveness may explain prescribing breaches

GPs perceived as having a 'soft touch' are being targeted by doctor-shoppers, say Australian researchers.
21 March 2019

GP skin doctors say Medicare is out to get them

The problem is the item numbers, not the doctors, they claim.
21 March 2019

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of heart disease

This is the first time the protective relationship between breastfeeding and cardiovascular disease has been quantified, say researchers.
20 March 2019

RACGP urges members: Start campaigning to your patients

The college wants GPs to discuss the need for more funding for general practice during consults.
20 March 2019

'Misleading' IVF providers put on notice

An inquiry will refer any false or deceptive conduct to consumer affairs.
20 March 2019