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Two hundred and eighty Australians develop diabetes every day, and type 2 diabetes accounts for 85 to 90 per cent of all cases. While family history is a key indicator, the risk is greatly increased if people display a number of behavioural or biomedical factors. Smoking, insufficient physical activity, dietary risks, and unhealthy weight gain […]
In contemporary aesthetic medicine, laser treatments are a popular method for permanent hair and tattoo removal. Various types of lasers are in use for this purpose. They incorporate different technologies and characteristics with varying wavelengths and energy penetration potentials. However, all hair and tattoo removal laser devices reach deep into the skin to damage hair […]
Breastfeeding is widely known to have numerous health benefits for both mother and child; however, for many new mothers, breastfeeding has its challenges. This article will explore some of the difficulties commonly encountered with breastfeeding and how primary care doctors can provide support to overcome these issues.
Did you know that individualised nutrition can help slow the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and help preserve renal function (1)? However, only 10 per cent of people with CKD see a dietitian before reaching end-stage renal failure, despite the National Kidney Foundation recommending medical nutrition therapy as a cornerstone of treatment (2).
Adult patients presenting with hair loss may have a variety of underlying aetiologies. The first step to treating patients with hair loss is to identify the most likely cause. This is easier said than done, however, there are several techniques that you can employ in your general practice to aid in diagnosis.
In this latest podcast, Dr Orit Holtzman – Vice-President of the Australian & New Zealand College of Cannabinoid Practitioners (ANZCCP) – explores the prescribing and medicinal use of cannabis in Australia.
If you see patients with skin cancer concerns, you might spend a lot of time communicating with pathologists to reach a diagnosis for your patients. In this short video, Prof David Wilkinson provides his top tips for effectively communicating with pathologists to achieve faster and more accurate results.
This month’s research article is about sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and is in the form of a viewpoint from two clinicians at the centre of excellence that is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Would you like to perform more minor surgical procedures in your practice? In this brief video, Dr Peter Grossberg looks at surgical interventions that can be used to treat a variety of conditions commonly encountered in primary care.
Have you seen subungual exostosis in your practice? In this short video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo discusses the dermoscopic features of subungual exostosis, featuring real patient cases.