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Call for patients not to delay imaging tests

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have started to ease off in most states, clinical radiologists are encouraging patients to attend their required imaging procedures and...

New diabetes guidelines for children and adolescents

New guidelines for the assessment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) have emerged for Australian and New Zealand children and adolescents. With the incidence...

Endometrial cancer biomarker discovered

A newly discovered endometrial cancer biomarker and diagnostic method will enable detection of the tumour type that is likely to spread and recur so...

Unhappy feet: when diabetes gets complicated

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in Australia, affecting around one million people, according to Accredited Practising Dietitian and Dietitians...

Ins and outs outs of UTIPP-Q trial prescribing

The trial of pharmacy prescribing has launched in Queensland, with participating pharmacists now having the mandate to prescribe Trimethoprim, Nitrofurantoin or Cefalexin for uncomplicated...

Pain-relief options for mothers during childbirth

New research has identified nasal or subcutaneous administration of fentanyl as a safe option for mothers and babies when managing pain relief during childbirth. The...

RACGP voices concern about pop-up telehealth

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is calling for an urgent overhaul to telehealth and telephone consultations to ensure high-quality patient care. It...

Meeting exercise guidelines may lower your risk of death

While the benefits of regular exercise are well known, inadequate physical activity remains a worldwide public health issue. It has been estimated that physical inactivity...

New PBS listings and continued emergency measures

The Federal Government has announced it will extend the temporary Continued Dispensing Emergency Measures until at least 30 September 2020, allowing Australians to continue...

Dettol’s quest to fight COVID-19

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) is launching a new Dettol consumer campaign, ‘Protecting Tomorrow’ to highlight the important role everyone must play to protect tomorrow and...

Nation boozing at risky levels

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed that, despite knowing the dangers and health outcomes associated with excessive...

Early intervention trick for toddler tantrums

Help is at hand for parents with ‘tantrum toddlers’ in the form of play-based therapy that produced long-lasting results in a live trial. This new early-intervention...
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