Published Articles

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

What GPs need to know about My Health Record and kids' privacy

When are parents no longer able to access the records?
30 July 2018

Concern over direct-to-consumer baby screening tests

New infant mouth swab kit is 'potentially confusing' and doesn't replace standard newborn screening
27 July 2018

Off the record: My Health Record report disappears after department's complaint

It would have been ironic had the Parliamentary Library report on My Health Record fallen victim to a computer glitch, but its disappearance from the internet seems to be more a battle over 'fake news'
27 July 2018

Sexual abuse in medicine? Yes, #UsToo

Why are doctors still afraid to speak out?
27 July 2018

'Long overdue' guidelines released for infant bronchiolitis

Nearly half of Australian babies admitted to hospital for bronchiolitis are receiving treatments that will be of no benefit, according to new guidelines
26 July 2018

'Unnecessary risk': GPs dumped in Medicare muddle

GPs are being exposed to the “unnecessary risk” of falling foul of Medicare rules because so few organisations are willing to provide guidance on how to bill properly
26 July 2018

Amid the hype, doctor declares: Don’t ditch the dermoscope

A leading dermatologist says a 15-year-old technology — not a new blood test — is still the most important tool for detecting skin cancer early
25 July 2018