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AMA: GPs a better bet than nurses for endoscopies

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AMA: GPs a better bet than nurses for endoscopies

Nurses should be trained to perform the 170,000 “less complex” endoscopies gastroenterologists and other specialists currently do annually, says a new report from the Grattan Institute.

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Who's actually behind the anti-vax network?

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Who's actually behind the anti-vax network?

One third of the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network (AVSN) membership comprises health professionals, a report reveals.

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Relaxing the Maharishi way

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Relaxing the Maharishi way

When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced transcendental meditation in the 60s, it was pretty much just the hippies and the new age spiritualists who were quick on the uptake while the rest of us dismissed it as bohemian nonsense.

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Antipsychotics a last resort for dementia

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Antipsychotics a last resort for dementia

Carers and families of those with dementia should be encouraged to monitor their treatment, especially where antipsychotics are involved, according to recommendations from a Senate Committee report.

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IBS: is it contagious?

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IBS: is it contagious?

Spouses of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome are significantly more likely than the general population to have or develop the condition themselves, say Swedish researchers.

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Melanoma vaccine shows promise

Melanoma vaccine shows promise

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Prolonged, repeated vaccination can slow or stop disease progression in patients with advanced melanoma, say South Australian researchers.

Cocaine a hell of a drug

Cocaine a hell of a drug

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Recreational users of cocaine who are otherwise healthy individuals are risking life-threatening cardiovascular events, a new study shows.

Herbal remedy good for arthritis

Herbal remedy good for arthritis

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A traditional Chinese herbal remedy used to relieve joint pain and inflammation works just as well as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis, new research finds.

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Relaxing the Maharishi way

Amanda Davey

Relaxing the Maharishi way

When Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced transcendental meditation in the 60s, it was pretty much just the hippies and the new age spiritualists who were quick on the uptake while the rest of us…

Feeling the pain

Dr Roberta Chow

Feeling the pain

I am regarded as on cusp of medicine in spite of all of the publications, and that is because people don’t know about low-level laser therapy. It’s controversial, people dismiss it. They say, ‘how…

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World Watch

GP gives ulcer drug to pregnant women

Amanda Davey

GP gives ulcer drug to pregnant women

A New Zealand doctor has been found guilty of professional misconduct for giving four women misoprostol to induce abortions.

Doctors used as pawns

Michael Woodhead

Doctors used as pawns

An Israeli court has ordered the Health Ministry to allow 55 doctors who studied medicine at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem to take physician licensing exams

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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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