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Sun damage is a common skin concern seen in primary care – from sunburns to pigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles and skin cancers. Research Review‘s latest educational series focuses on sunscreen and photoageing, with expert commentary by dermatologists. It explores the mechanisms of skin photoageing and the role of sunscreen as an adjunctive sun protection measure in the prevention of photoaeging. Continue reading “[2 min read] How does sunscreen prevent photoageing?”
Is psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis associated with an increased risk of cancer? A recent review looked at the association and risk of cancer in patients with these conditions. Continue reading “[2 min read] Is psoriasis associated with increased risk of skin cancer?”
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with around 800,000 confirmed cases each year. General practitioners alone have over one million skin cancer-related consultations annually, with lesion diagnosis being among patients’ most common skin concerns in primary care.
The two main types of non-melanoma skin cancer are: Continue reading “[3 min read] 5 common treatments for non-melanoma skin cancer”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano explores concepts around congenital naevi, in the last of a two-part series. He discusses how, if there is any precursor to melanoma, congenital naevi is the most important one.
The peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia saw many people isolated to their homes, restricting their activity and over-indulging in comfort foods. Diets suffered from gym closures and the continued availability of fast food, and the pandemic triggered many people to stress-eat while simultaneously limiting their access to healthy food. Continue reading “[5 min read] Supporting your patients in weight management”
In this month’s skin cancer update video, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano explores concepts around congenital naevi, in the first of a two-part series. He discusses the development of congenital naevi at birth and in the first decade of life, and their spontaneous involution or persistence throughout a patient’s lifetime.
The current global health crisis has highlighted the importance of effective nutrition and improved diet in supporting the immune system to fight viruses like COVID-19.
Nutrition is intricately linked to patients’ immunity and their risk of contracting infections as well as their ability to overcome illnesses. Poorly nourished patients are at greater risk of developing viruses and bacterial infections, and people with chronic or severe illnesses are also more likely to suffer from a worsened nutritional status than healthy people. Continue reading “[5 min read] Improving patients’ diet and immunity in times of COVID-19”
The current public health pandemic (COVID-19) has compelled the community to increase and maintain their hygiene practices. Effective and thorough hand washing has been a key part of this strategy, however an unintended consequence of this has been a surge in cases of hand dermatitis. Continue reading “[3 min read] 5 tips for your patients with hand dermatitis”
Important coronavirus (COVID-19) update for GPs from Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
Australia now has a daily infection growth rate of less than two per cent, further evidence we are succeeding in “flattening the curve”, however our job is not yet done. Please continue with your great work and urge your patients to maintain good hygiene and to practise appropriate physical distancing. Continue reading “[9 min read] COVID-19 Update for GPs: Prof Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer”
Should you or your patients wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus? Epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist Professor David Wilkinson provides expert advice in this short video, along with a demonstration from the WHO on how to correctly wear masks. Continue reading “[5 min watch] Should you wear a face mask to protect against coronavirus?”