Therapy Update 25 January 2018 Dr Karin Hammarberg

Hidden chemical menace

TALKING WOMENEvery day we are exposed to many different chemicals through the products we use, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Mounting evidence suggests that a particular group, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), can affect reproductive health.
Therapy Update 13 December 2017 Lisa Yates

Why GPs need to talk about poo

FOOD FACTORConversations about faeces tend to cause patients to squirm, but a frank discussion can often overcome concerns.
Therapy Update 13 December 2017 Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos

What happened when a patient with PCOS made some serious lifestyle changes

Georgia, a 38-year-old married woman with no children, is concerned about a 12-month history of infrequent periods. After she stopped taking the contraceptive pill, Georgia had about six periods averaging 8-10 weeks apart. She is concerned that she has not yet conceived.
Therapy Update 12 December 2017 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 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 Assoc. Prof. Lynne Pressley

Why women's hearts are in need of a little TLC

TALKING WOMENCardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death among Australian women, yet many patients mistakenly view it as a man’s disease.
Therapy Update 23 November 2017 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 15 November 2017 Dr Sean Martin, Professor Gary Wittert

Urinary tract symptoms aren't always about ageing

UNDERSTANDING MENLower urinary tract symptoms in men are generally grouped as storage or voiding.Storage symptoms include:
Therapy Update 13 November 2017 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 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