Therapy Update 24 April 2018 Professor Nick Zwar

Dangerous dengue

Travellers to the Pacific need to be warned about the risk of dengue fever and protect themselves against mosquito bites in light of a recent outbreak of the disease.
Therapy Update 18 April 2018 Dr David Baker

How GPs can PrEP for treating their patients with HIV

The big news story for HIV in 2018 was the listing of pre-exposure propyhylaxis (PrEP) on the PBS from 1 April. This means PrEP will be subsidised on the PBS, that all GPs can prescribe it and community pharmacies can dispense the medication.
Therapy Update 11 April 2018 Dr Georgina Cunningham, Dr Nik Ding, Dr Ray Boyapati

How biologic agents revolutionised IBD management

Over the past two decades, biologic agents have transformed the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapeutic landscape.
Therapy Update 10 April 2018 Gillian Needleman

An obsession with so-called health foods can mask serious mental illness

TALKING WOMENClinical psychologist Gillian Needleman looks at the dirty secret of clean diets.
Therapy Update 04 April 2018 Karen Fitt, Dr Anthony Berger

Getting to grips with hand and wrist injuries

Hand and wrist injuries are the most common work-related mishaps in Australia.1 
Therapy Update 03 April 2018 Dr Janine Manwaring

Let's not normalise period pain

Endometriosis is more common than diabetes or breast cancer, but has no known cause or cure.  About 176 million women worldwide, including adolescents, suffer from endometriosis, yet it is rare before menarche or after menopause. 
Therapy Update 28 March 2018 Professor David Amor, Associate Professor John Massie

Why it's important to encourage pre-conception screening

Around 3% of infants in Australia are born with a significant physical and/or intellectual disability that is, in many cases, associated with a shortened life span. However, for many of these conditions, it is now possible to identify a genetic cause.
Therapy Update 28 March 2018 Lisa Yates

How to deal with the nutritional fallout from a scleroderma diagnosis

Screloderma can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, leading to malnutrition. Here are some tips.Scleroderma is a chronic tissue disease that causes skin and connective tissues to thicken or harden. It’s generally classified as an autoimmune, rheumatic disease.
Therapy Update 22 March 2018 Dr Mitchell Lawlor

Refining glaucoma management and surgery

In Australia, 50% of people with glaucoma are not aware that they have it, which is a sobering statistic. Glaucoma affects 3% of the Australian population; however, the prevalence increases exponentially with age, rising to 11% for those over 80.1
Therapy Update 21 March 2018 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

The real-world story of a GP's first cannabis script

Daniela is a 42-year-old married woman who presents with a history of chronic pain related to being struck by a tram 25 years ago. She has been experiencing chronic daily occipital neuralgia, recurring vestibular neuritis and migraines.