Published Articles

Govt promises to fund GP 'heart health' checks

The idea has bipartisan support despite being rejected by an MBS review committee.
25 February 2019

Money wasted on 'expensive' wound dressings: RACGP

The college wants new guidelines to counteract the effects of marketing.
25 February 2019

Baby videos, chiros, docs and why AHPRA is struggling

COMMENT: The system works on peer review, meaning chiros are judging chiros, writes Australian Doctor editor Paul Smith.
25 February 2019

'Baby video' chiro banned from treating kids while under investigation

But the RACGP is calling for a ban on any paediatric spinal manipulation.
22 February 2019

Miscarriage risk from OTC thrush meds could 'prompt rethink'

Higher doses increase risk of cardiac anomalies by 80%: study.
22 February 2019

Kids checks: Should you use gloves all the time?

RACP releases guide on use of gloves when examining children.
22 February 2019

She was only 10: Inquest highlights devastating suicide epidemic in the Kimberley

Another coroner's report has exposed the needless deaths of young Indigenous people. What, if anything, can be done to stop the sadness?
21 February 2019

Pressure builds for reform on 'voiceless' unaccredited registrars

Public hospitals are allegedly exploiting a shortfall in training positions by overworking junior doctors desperate for good references.
21 February 2019

'Worrying trend': Self-poisoning rates among kids double

A spike in self-harm over the past decade was mostly driven by those born after 1997.
21 February 2019

What are the top 9 unnecessary hospital procedures?

Predictably, knee arthroscopy is up there, but there are a few other surprises on the list
21 February 2019