Published Articles

Hunt backs down over My Health Record's patient privacy

Police and government agencies will no longer be able to access a patient's clinical information in My Health Record without a warrant, the Minister for Health has promised
01 August 2018

The no-sweat guide to Botox for hyperhidrosis

An approved Medicare provider explains the restrictions and what to watch out for
01 August 2018

Calls for RACGP to review CPD points for cannabis event

The RACGP is being urged to review its decision to award 40 CPD points to a cannabis education event headlined by a US doctor who uses the drug to treat cancer
01 August 2018

Dizziness on standing? It may be an early sign of dementia

Having orthostatic hypotension in middle-age may bring increased risk of dementia or ischaemic stroke later in life, a US study shows
01 August 2018

Pickled: Confused chiro struck off over cancer cure claims

A chiropractor has been struck off for running websites claiming that spinal manipulations could cure cancer
31 July 2018

Majority of doctors say they won't use My Health Record for their own care: survey

Poll shows most doctors are wary of the system
31 July 2018

About-face: Change to long-standing advice on acne drug

Patients taking oral isotretinoin do not need to avoid laser hair removal or other non-invasive skin treatments, according to new guidance
31 July 2018

TGA eyes tougher regulation for smartphone health apps

Smartphone apps that offer therapeutic advice, such as insulin dosage calculations, will be assessed by the TGA for safety under a new proposal to protect patients
31 July 2018

Common sense prevails: Board backflips on 'black mark' register

Doctors and MDOs welcome the announcement
30 July 2018

Triple zero callers can be referred direct to after-hours GP service

Patients with minor health problems will be transferred directly
30 July 2018