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Study highlights over-enthusiastic image ordering

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Study highlights over-enthusiastic image ordering

Australian GPs are far from shy when it comes to ordering imaging tests, a study shows.

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Blindly defending CAM

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Blindly defending CAM

“Apparently, scientific evidence that’s based on the results of statistical analysis and the strength of scientific controls is … not enough.”

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Study casts doubt on value of lipid-test fasting

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Study casts doubt on value of lipid-test fasting

Data from 16,000 people shows accuracy similar with or without food

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Big Tobacco and Daube go head to head

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Big Tobacco and Daube go head to head

Public health expert laughs off Big Tobacco’s claims that a new report showing declining smoking rates is wrong

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Peer pressure blamed for poor career choices

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Peer pressure blamed for poor career choices

Lack of information on employment and vacancy rates means doctors are not making informed decisions on career choice, says professor.

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Blindly defending CAM

Amanda Davey

Blindly defending CAM

“Apparently, scientific evidence that’s based on the results of statistical analysis and the strength of scientific controls is … not enough.”

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World Watch

ED doctor found drunk on duty

Amanda Davey

ED doctor found drunk on duty

A doctor is in trouble after working for several hours in a hospital emergency department while under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs.

GP pulled up for treating sister’s cat

Amanda Davey

GP pulled up for treating sister’s cat

A female GP has been given a rap over the knuckles after writing five insulin prescriptions for her sister’s cat because she thought the vet’s fees were too expensive.

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Is it time to rethink gastric banding BMIs?

Is it time to rethink gastric banding BMIs?

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The question of whether gastric banding should be offered to all overweight patients has been mooted often. 6minutes talks to the lead author of some new Australian research that may change minds for…

Street-use of Seroquel (Susie-Q) rising

Street-use of Seroquel (Susie-Q) rising

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The antipsychotic quetiapine (Seroquel) is becoming increasing popular as a drug of abuse on the streets of Australia, a new study suggests. 6minutes talks to drug misuse expert Professor Paul Haber…

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