Therapy Update 11 April 2013 Professor Nick Zwar

Avoiding the flu

Often overlooked, the humble flu shot is a wise precaution for many travellers.
Therapy Update 14 March 2013 Dr Sam Mehr, Dr Raymond Mullins and Sandra Vale

Management of allergic rhinitis

Early intervention with immunotherapy may alter the natural history of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a common condition of childhood and young adult life.
Therapy Update 23 October 2012 Geraldine Dunne

Digesting the danger

With food allergies among Australian children on the rise, teaching caregivers to recognise and treat an allergic reaction can be a life-saver.
Therapy Update 04 September 2012 Dr Nicholas Leith, Dr Justin Kong, Dr Martin Forer

Warning over sinuses

Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis (the preferred term), is a common condition encountered in general practice.
Therapy Update 22 August 2012 Lisa Yates

Five diet tips for introducing solids

1. When to introduce solids
Therapy Update 12 June 2012 Lisa Yates

The rise of food allergies

What is a food allergy? A FOOD allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to an allergen (a protein) in a food such as peanut, tree nut, egg, cow’s milk and/or seafood.
Therapy Update 11 April 2012 Professor Dedee Murrell

Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune blistering disease, appearing as large, tense blisters in the skin. The condition mainly affects people over the age of 70 but can also occur, rarely, in infancy and childhood.
Therapy Update 06 March 2012 Sandra Vale, Dr Raymond Mullins, Associate Professor Richard Loh

Managing food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise, so it makes sense to revisit strategies for managing this potentially fatal condition.
Therapy Update 14 February 2012 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Garlic (Allium sativum) in general practice

GARLIC’S medicinal properties for the prevention and treatment of diseases are recorded in many ancient medical texts.1   Garlic has a long tradition of use to boost the immune system and may have antimicrobial and antiviral properties.2,3 
Therapy Update 31 May 2011 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Asthma and the environment

The World Health Organization estimates that 24% of global disease results from modifiable environmental factors.1