Therapy Update 26 November 2015 Dr Daniel Chan

Differentiating Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that increases in prevalence markedly after the sixth decade. Approximately 1.5-2.5% of people over 65 have Parkinson's disease, rising further with increasing age.
Therapy Update 09 October 2015 Dr Ik Lin Tan

Update on multiple sclerosis therapies

The past decade has seen rapid advances in drug therapies for MS, each with their own side-effect profile.
Therapy Update 18 September 2015 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Can B vitamins prevent cognitive decline or dementia?

Despite B vitamins playing an important role in cognitive function, can they prevent cognitive decline or dementia?
Picture Quiz 21 August 2015 Suzie Ferrie

Quiz: Difficult to swallow

Manuel, aged 67, has Parkinson’s disease. His dysphagia has recently worsened. Take the quiz:
Case Report 07 July 2015 Dr Carrie Hurelbrink and Dr Antonia Carroll
Therapy Update 18 June 2015 Dr Maree Farrow

Dementia dangers

With no cure and only symptomatic treatment available, addressing dementia risk factors is all-important.
Case Report 03 March 2015 Associate Professor Raymond Garrick

Living with HIV

Peter is a 44-year-old, HIV-positive male who presented to the ED with worsening psychosis. In 2012, aged 42, Peter experienced an initial psychotic episode and required hospital admission.
Therapy Update 28 November 2014 Dr Alex Donaldson (DHSc)

Concussion and sport

While participating in sport and physical activity has undoubted health benefits, sports-related injuries can pose significant clinical problems. One area of growing concern among sports participants, administrators and doctors is sports-related concussion.
Examining the Evidence 02 September 2014 Dr Michael Tam

Does caffeine help with migraine?

Matt, a 35-year-old lawyer, mentioned in passing that when he had a migraine, he took a couple of tablets of paracetamol with a double-shot espresso. Caffeine is also available in combination over-the-counter analgesics. What is the evidence?
Therapy Update 06 August 2014 Dr Roberta Chow

Treating pain with lasers

Low-level laser therapy can achieve good pain relief in a range of conditions. Chronic pain is a common and debilitating condition, costing Australia $34 billion in 2007 and $634 billion annually in the US.1