Therapy Update 13 March 2012 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Chondroitin sulphate for OA

There are mixed findings from scientific studies about its benefits, which may be due to variations in dosage, the form of chondroitin used, duration of use and research design.
Therapy Update 13 March 2012 Lisa Yates

Sports versus energy drinks

Sports drinks:What are they? Sports drinks are a carbohydrate and electrolyte fluid designed to hydrate athletes quickly to replace losses through sweating, regulate body temperature, provide energy and improve performance.1 
Therapy Update 06 March 2012 Sandra Vale, Dr Raymond Mullins, Associate Professor Richard Loh

Managing food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise, so it makes sense to revisit strategies for managing this potentially fatal condition.
Therapy Update 28 February 2012 Professor Dedee Murrell

Managing BCCs

This article explores current and potential future options for the treatment of BCCs.
Therapy Update 21 February 2012 Dr Rosemary Stanton

Beyond the glycaemic index

It's important to remember that claims about good or bad foods are just that — claims. Popular magazines — and many health professionals — love to categorise foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
Therapy Update 14 February 2012 Dr Terri Foran

Contraception misconceptions

You don’t have to be in clinical practice for long to encounter some of the many myths regarding hormonal contraception.
Therapy Update 14 February 2012 Lisa Yates

Give fad diets the flick

A new year is often met with the resolution to lose any additional weight gained over the festive season.
Therapy Update 14 February 2012 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

Garlic (Allium sativum) in general practice

GARLIC’S medicinal properties for the prevention and treatment of diseases are recorded in many ancient medical texts.1   Garlic has a long tradition of use to boost the immune system and may have antimicrobial and antiviral properties.2,3 
Therapy Update 07 February 2012 Professor Nick Zwar

Investigating traveller's diarrhoea

Not everything a traveller returns home with is welcomed.
Therapy Update 31 January 2012 Dr Maureen Rogers


Mastocytosis is a general term referring to a group of conditions with clinical features caused by mast cell infiltration of tissues and the release of chemical mediators, including histamine, prostaglandin D2, heparin, proteases, leukotrienes and chemotactic factors from these cells.