Sharon, a 41-year-old married woman, came to see me concerned about her risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her mother had AD and lived in high-level care. Sharon asked if she should be taking any supplements to prevent dementia.
11 September 2018
Behcet's disease is characterised by systemic vasculitis affecting both veins and arteries of various sizes. It is a multigenetic inflammatory disorder of unknown aetiology.
06 September 2018
Elder abuse is any act that causes harm to an older person. Women are at greater risk of elder abuse than men. Data from elder abuse helplines in Australia indicate that about 70% of elder abuse victims are women.
05 September 2018
Patients presenting with low back pain are often understandably anxious. Many will request an MRI in the belief that it will reveal the cause of their pain.
27 August 2018
Attempts to improve the survival of patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma have, until recently, proven futile.
20 August 2018
Since 2010, there has been a massive paradigm shift in systemic melanoma therapy. Before this, no survival benefits had been demonstrated throughout a variety of clinical trials.
16 August 2018
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a major public health challenge around the world, including Australasia.
06 August 2018
Providing travel health advice involves risk assessment, taking into account “this traveller, this trip, at this time”. A key part of this typically involves the provision of advice on priorities for pre-travel precautions, including choice of vaccines.
02 August 2018
Disturbances of the circadian rhythm are becoming more prevalent in our society.
26 July 2018
Young Australians are facing a growing epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Recent evidence published by Knee Research Australia reveals that ACL reconstruction rates in those aged under 25 have increased by 74% over the past 15 years.1