Therapy Update 09 March 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Magic bullets - the biologics revolution

Immunotherapies are pervading many corners of medicine and there will be many more to come. These biologics typically have unpronounceable names, unintelligible modes of action, cost a lot of money and lead many to espouse the miracles they can achieve.
Picture Quiz 07 March 2018 Professor Dedee Murrell

George presents with painful ulcers, erosions and blisters

George, a 50-year-old man, initially presented with intraoral ulcerations, erosions on his scalp and blisters on his face. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Case Report 06 February 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Treating a recurring chest infection

Jan is a 48-year-old teacher’s assistant at the local state high school. She developed type 1 diabetes as a teenager and was recently found to have autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Therapy Update 23 October 2017 Professor Amanda Barnard

Preparing for the next thunderstorm asthma

After last spring's epidemic thunderstorm asthma event in Victoria, the worst ever recorded worldwide, the phenomenon is back in the news ahead of the first grass pollen season in south-eastern Australia.1
Therapy Update 19 September 2017 Dr Jim Newcombe

Rundown on meningococcal disease

Invasive meningococcal disease is increasing in Australia, with serogroup W now predominating.1 The introduction in Australia in 2003 of the meningococcal serogroup C (MenC) vaccine has been an unqualified success.
How to Treat 18 August 2017 Dr Peter Ryan, Dr Justin Kong, Dr Martin Forer
Student Quiz 18 August 2017 Dr Claire Berman

MCQ: Allergic rhinitis

Please note, these MCQs are not linked to GP's CPD points. For the CPD-accredited quiz, please read the How to Treat article.
News 11 August 2017 Associate Professor John Massie

9 things to know about vaccines and allergic reactions

Misplaced fears about allergic reactions to vaccines should not delay or deter immunisations, a new position paper states. After reviewing the evidence on vaccination and allergy, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has issued these nine items of advice:
Picture Quiz 05 July 2017 Professor Dedee Murrell

A photosensitive rash

A 75-year-old woman presents with a three-month history of a photosensitive rash. Related Quiz: Facing up to a rash
How to Treat 12 May 2017 Dr Nishant Valecha, Dr Diana Rubel