Published Articles

Rethink that extra drink: a glass of wine takes half an hour to walk off

Behavioural intervention stops revellers from stacking on the kilos, say researchers.
19 December 2018

Concern over booze ads in GP waiting room

Infotainment provider says its placing of alcohol ads into a medical setting was a 'genuine error'.
19 December 2018

'Highly efficacious' shingles vaccine excluded from NIP

The vaccine's cost and long-term effectiveness remain in doubt, says the PBAC.
18 December 2018

Australia's allergen monitoring not up to scratch in the face of climate change

The nation is highly vulnerable to more thunderstorm asthma events and needs better equipment to track allergens, says researcher.
07 December 2018

Fake drugs – the global racket putting lives at risk

It's claimed up to 10% of medicines used worldwide are counterfeit.
07 December 2018

Laid bare: Sex workers report rising demand for condomless sex

Criminalisation of sex work makes it harder to say 'no' and keep the client, says expert.
05 December 2018

GPs, don’t be lax on this vax for older patients

It has the added bonus of reducing time in hospital for cardiovascular events.
08 November 2018

Exclusive: pharmacists screened 14,100 customers to identify 136 diabetes cases

EXCLUSIVE: Most pharmacies in screening trial touted by Greg Hunt failed to find any patients with type 2 diabetes.
08 November 2018

Increase in anal cancer in women 'dramatic': sexual health expert

It may be linked to changes in sexual behaviour, says Professor Hillman.
02 November 2018

Rubella elimination a 'testament to success of NIP'

The WHO says rubella has been wiped out in Australia.
31 October 2018