Therapy Update 09 November 2018 Dr Carolyn Ee

Better diet helps beat depression

Amy, a 45-year-old mother-of-three, presented with mild symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Therapy Update 06 November 2018 Dr Simon Rosenbaum

A GP's guide to getting patients moving for their mental health

The evidence-base for exercise as a component of treatment for various mental disorders has rapidly increased over the past decade.
Therapy Update 05 November 2018 Megan Howe

Meningococcal vaccine on trial in Australia

Missing a case of meningococcal disease is every doctor’s worst fear, says paediatrician and immunologist Associate Professor Peter Richmond, head of the Vaccine Trials Group at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth.
Therapy Update 05 November 2018 Dr Kavitha Kothur

A guide to the new classification of seizures

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain characterised by an enduring predisposition to seizures and associated neurobiological, cognitive, psychological and social consequences.
Therapy Update 01 November 2018 Dr Jim Newcombe

GP's guide to invasive meningococcal disease

Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a rare but devastating disease. While effective vaccinations exist for most circulating serogroups of meningococcus, there is still no single vaccination which can prevent the majority of IMD.
Therapy Update 29 October 2018 Dr Felicity Dent

Empower women to be confident with their sexual health

Sex education and health information for young women is often framed solely in terms of managing danger and risk.
Therapy Update 18 October 2018 Professor Andrew Holland

Timely treatment of hypospadias and undescended testis

Cryptorchidism, or undescended testis, may be defined as the absence of a normally located testis in the scrotum.1
Therapy Update 15 October 2018 Lisa Yates

Healthy or hyped: Hemp seeds put under the spotlight

Hemp seeds with low levels of psychoactive delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were deemed safe and fit for sale as a food source from late 2017.
Therapy Update 12 October 2018 Dr Mena Salib

A GP guide to post-MI antiplatelets

Almost one in three deaths in Australia are due to cardiovascular disease, with coronary heart disease the major culprit.1 That said, we’ve come a long way, with the past three decades seeing unprecedented advancements in the management of the condition.
Therapy Update 10 October 2018 Lisa Yates

How to tailor diet plans to suit every patients' taste

Taste occurs when taste receptor cells in taste buds on the tongue, soft palate and the oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal regions are stimulated and activated.