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[3 min read] Research review: “Ring pressure sign” in dermoscopy

ring pressure sign

Have you ever noticed a ring around a cutaneous lesion you have been observing through the dermatoscope for a long time? Have you ever wondered what it stands for?

[5 min read] Importance of childhood nutrition

childhood nutrition

Healthy eating for children does not have to be complicated. Nutritional requirements for children are like those of adults; they simply require different amounts of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Focusing on a well-balanced diet and establishing beneficial eating habits not only aids in brain and bone development and a strong immune system (1), but also […]

[9 min read] Medicinal cannabis and anorexia


Cachexia is a condition, also known as ‘wasting syndrome’, characterised by loss of body mass associated with an underlying medical condition such as HIV, tuberculosis, autoimmune conditions, cancer and cancer treatments – to mention a few.

[8 min read] Treating spider veins with sclerotherapy


Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose veins. Some other types of vascular malformations and cosmetic issues can also improve with this procedure. In aesthetic medicine, sclerotherapy primarily treats telangiectasia (spider veins).

[5 min read] Inflamed seborrheic keratosis: A great mimic of malignancy

seborrheic keratosis

Our first research commentary for 2022 is from the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, a paper from Spain, that looks at inflamed seborrheic keratoses (iSK) and how they are a great mimic of malignancy.

[Podcast] The importance of skin cancer checks | Conversations with Prof David Wilkinson

skin cancer checks

Welcome to this podcast series, Conversations with Professor David Wilkinson! In this episode, Prof David Wilkinson (Chief Medical Officer, National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Dr John Hall (Past President, Rural Doctors Association of Australia) about the importance of getting a skin cancer check and the upcoming Australia’s National Skin Check Day.

[9 min read] Medicinal cannabis and epilepsy


Treating epilepsy and other conditions that manifest with seizures using medical cannabis has been one of the major topics covered in the media surrounding medicinal cannabis. Witnessing some cases of children with epilepsy showing dramatic changes when prescribed medicinal cannabis formulations has been a driving force behind regulatory changes around the world.

[5 min read] How to manage pressure sores in general practice

pressure sores

Pressure sores (ulcers) present as injuries to the skin and underlying tissues. They develop locally, as a result of long-term pressure, and usually above prominent bony structures such as: Sacrum (tailbone), Elbows, Back, Heels, Back of the head, and Buttocks

[8 min watch] Easy-to-treat & difficult-to-treat basal cell carcinoma

basal cell carcinoma

In this skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano and Dr Gabriella Brancaccio speak about the latest in basal cell carcinoma (BCC) treatment, including classifying BCCs as easy-to-treat and difficult-to-treat.

[6 min read] Identifying & managing domestic abuse victims in primary care

Domestic violence is estimated to affect up to one in six Australian women in their adult lifetime, and in 75 per cent of cases, the perpetrator is male. A general practitioner (GP) will expect to see one or two female patients each week who are victims of domestic abuse.