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[Webinar recording] Balancing the risks and benefits of sun exposure

sun exposure

How much time outdoors is required to maintain vitamin D levels, and how does this balance with skin cancer risk? The Skin Cancer Institute recently held a special webinar presentation with Prof Rachel Neals on the risks and benefits of sun exposure. The full recording is available below.

[11 min watch] Common viral infections of the skin

viral skin infections

[Warning: Graphic images.] In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo provides an insightful update on some of the most common viral skin infections – including various forms of warts, molluscum contagiosum, herpes, pityriasis rosea, and more – covering their clinical and dermoscopic symptoms and how to recognise them, with real patient examples.

[5 min read] How to assess patient skin types & classifications

skin types

When dealing with skin health and appearance issues in primary care, it is essential to assess the patient’s skin type. Additional training in aesthetic medicine is often crucial to deciding on appropriate treatment and providing skincare advice.

[10 min watch] Reflectance confocal microscopy in children: Applications & limits

confocal microscopy

Can reflectance confocal microscopy in children help to avoid unnecessary biopsies and improve diagnostic accuracy? In this latest general dermatology video, Dr Vincenzo Piccolo looks at the applications and limitations of reflectance confocal microscopy in paediatric cases.

Research summary: Latest European melanoma management guidelines

melanoma guidelines

In this month’s article we look at the latest update on melanoma management from Europe. Why? Because we are still waiting for an update on the Australian guidelines, and for those of us that do skin cancer full-time or as a specific interest, we have a responsibility to be across the latest advancements, developments, and […]

[4 min watch] Common benign lesions | Part 2

benign lesions

In this final instalment in the two-part video series, Professor Giuseppe Argenziano explains how to identify the four most common benign lesions encountered in the primary care setting, with real patient examples.

[5 min read] Medical nutrition therapy for PCOS

nutrition for PCOS

Did you know that 1 in 10 Australian women of childbearing age have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is one of the most common endocrine (hormone-related) disorders, and reportedly up to 70% of women with the condition remain undiagnosed [1]. From hormonal imbalances to metabolic changes such as increased production of insulin and androgens, many […]

[5 min read] Cutaneous symptoms of sexually transmitted infections


Despite all the advancements in modern medicine and sexual education, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a public health concern. In most cases, primary care physicians are at the diagnostic forefront. But, they have a difficult task considering that STIs are often asymptomatic.

[Podcast] Practical tips for mole removal

mole removal

Do you see patients seeking cosmetic mole removal in your practice? In this latest podcast, listen to Dr Helena Rosengren’s practical tips for performing mole removal procedures, covering patient suitability, how to conduct a preliminary lesion assessment, necessary tools and training, and more.

[9 min read] Medicinal cannabis and pregnancy


Medicinal cannabis use during pregnancy is a topical issue for both practitioners and patients to address. As medical cannabis prescriptions increase around the globe, the necessity to have a deeper understanding of the impact and risks of cannabinoids on fertility, pregnancy and postnatal health is of supreme importance.