Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine condition that can profoundly impact a woman's life. The condition affects up to 13% of non-Indigenous women, and around 21% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, of reproductive age.
25 September 2018
Significant advances in cardiovascular disease management have been made in the past two decades due to an ever-increasing number of drugs that affect the human blood coagulation system.
21 September 2018
The overall rate of primary caesarean section in Australia in 2016 was 24%. This proportion has been slowly but steadily increasing over the past 20 years.1
19 September 2018
Sharon, a 41-year-old married woman, came to see me concerned about her risk of developing Alzheimerâs disease (AD). Her mother had AD and lived in high-level care. Sharon asked if she should be taking any supplements to prevent dementia.
15 September 2018
Evie is a six-year-old girl who attends the surgery with her mother, Josephine. The family has been living in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, next to a freeway, for about six months.
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.