Travellers to the Pacific need to be warned about the risk of dengue fever and protect themselves against mosquito bites in light of a recent outbreak of the disease.
18 April 2018
The big news story for HIV in 2018 was the listing of pre-exposure propyhylaxis (PrEP) on the PBS from 1 April. This means PrEP will be subsidised on the PBS, that all GPs can prescribe it and community pharmacies can dispense the medication.
11 April 2018
Over the past two decades, biologic agents have transformed the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapeutic landscape.
04 April 2018
Hand and wrist injuries are the most common work-related mishaps in Australia.1
28 March 2018
Around 3% of infants in Australia are born with a significant physical and/or intellectual disability that is, in many cases, associated with a shortened life span. However, for many of these conditions, it is now possible to identify a genetic cause.
22 March 2018
In Australia, 50% of people with glaucoma are not aware that they have it, which is a sobering statistic. Glaucoma affects 3% of the Australian population; however, the prevalence increases exponentially with age, rising to 11% for those over 80.1
13 March 2018
The World Malaria Report released on 29 November last year suggests progress in reducing the global burden of death and disease from the disease has slowed.1
09 March 2018
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.
02 March 2018
It would seem rare in medicine to be able to summarise the future prospects of two separate classes of active surgical therapies with a simple yes or no.
21 February 2018
One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every four minutes.1 Cancer and its treatment can significantly compromise physical and mental health, and wellbeing.