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Attracting (and keeping) Australia's rural health workers

​Supporting more health workers to remain in rural and remote Australian communities is about helping them settle in socially, as well as professionally.Australians in rural and remote areas have p...

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Mr 2018 Jun26

Home beats hospital for low-risk births

Women giving birth at home or in birth centres are more likely to have a normal vaginal birth, with no difference in adverse infant outcomes compared with hospital births, a meta-analysis shows. ...

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Mr 2018 Jun19

Challenger thrombolytic prevails in battle of the clot-busters

A cheaper thrombolytic appears to double the chances of reperfusion in patients with ischaemic stroke prior to thrombectomy, compared with the standard drug, Australian research shows. The doubl...

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Mr 2018 Jun12

Why people need better protection from dodgy healthcare

OPINION Dr John Dwyer, one of founders of the Friends of Science in Medicine, argues that regulators need to do more. You can read Universal Medicine's response to this article here.    ...

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Mr 2018 Jun05

Health economists methodically dismantle government's Budget rhetoric

The Federal Government’s claims of a record health budget don’t stand up to close scrutiny because funding is actually falling on a per-capita basis, health economists say. In its budget analysi...

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Mr 2018 May29

Food star ratings are actually fairly accurate, large audit concludes

They’ve come in for some bad press, but health star ratings are actually doing a fairly good job of defining what a nutritious packaged food is, a study reveals. Sydney researchers have found th...

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Mr 2018 May22

A GP's guide to the big MBS shake-up

GP rebates for post-bronchodilator spirometry tests are set to double after the Federal Government finally accepted calls by the Medicare Review Taskforce to improve the detection of serious resp...

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Mr S01 E01 2018 May18

Chronic Disease Management - Clinical Presentations of Diabetes

What is Insulin? As we know there are three different types of Diabetes whereby each as its own associated mechanisms of development and risk factors. It’s important to firstly consider the rol...

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Mr 2018 May15

HPV vaccine no riskier than placebo, according to largest review yet

HPV vaccination confers no more risk of serious side effects than placebo, say Cochrane reviewers who have condemned scaremongering over the jab. The largest review to date shows the risk of ser...

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Mr 2018 May10 Blog

Two Bs or not two Bs? Why GPs are questioning this year's flu vaccine

GPs are questioning whether elderly patients will have optimal protection from influenza this year given that the virulent B/Brisbane strain is not included in the funded vaccine. The Federal Go...

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