Therapy Update 21 February 2018 by Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Dr Jane Crowe

Prescribing exercise as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every four minutes.1 Cancer and its treatment can significantly compromise physical and mental health, and wellbeing.
Therapy Update 21 February 2018 by Dr Annabel Dodds, Dr Mark Aldred

The hot topic of tanning

Humans value outward appearance highly, but tanning for the purposes of fashion is a relatively new practice. Historically, aesthetes tended to favour paler skin until the post-industrial era.
Therapy Update 15 February 2018 by Dr Terri Foran

Testing for Zika in clucky couples

Zika virus was first identified 70 years ago but largely flew under the medical radar because the symptoms were generally mild and self-limiting. Then in 2015, an outbreak in Brazil appeared to be accompanied by a spike in Guillain–Barré syndrome.
Therapy Update 12 December 2017 by Dr Briony Hill

Pregnancy weight gain - getting it right

Women of reproductive age are a high-risk population for the development of overweight and obesity, and childbearing has a significant influence on weight gain.1
Therapy Update 30 November 2017 by Dr Peter McInnis, Dr Richard Baker

What to do when you can't find the source of a child's pain

Up to 20% of children who present to healthcare providers do not have an identifiable physical cause for their symptoms.1
Therapy Update 23 November 2017 by Dr Rosemary Stanton

How 'good' gut bacteria is gaining ground

We’ve long known that the colorectal region of the gut is teeming with micro-organisms.  We’ve also known that ‘good’ bacteria in the colon multiply when the diet is high in dietary fibre and starches that have resisted digestion in the small intestine. 
Therapy Update 13 November 2017 by Dr Anup Desai

Nocturnal hypoventilation

Sleep disorders are common and often unaddressed. One of the barriers to successful management is awareness of the conditions, both at a doctor and patient level.
Therapy Update 09 November 2017 by Dr Terri Foran

The prenatal testing revolution

Human reproduction is an extremely complex process and genetic mishaps are not uncommon. Prior to fertilisation, 20-24% of all ova have an abnormal number of chromosomes, or aneuploidy.1, 2
sponsored 03 November 2017 by Professor Rodney Sinclair

Rules of thumb to manage fungal infections

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Therapy Update 02 November 2017 by Dr Simon Young

How to help patients deal with an unclear diagnosis

I recently discovered a new word — heuristic. It comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning ‘find’ or ‘discover’ and describes an approach to problem-solving that employs a practical method that might not be perfect but is good enough for the moment.