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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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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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Viagra ups risk of melanoma

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Viagra ups risk of melanoma

Viagra may need to be prescribed with an extra dose of caution and a thorough skin check after a new study found the drug is linked to an increased risk of melanoma.

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Cocaine a hell of a drug

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Herbal remedy good for arthritis

Herbal remedy good for arthritis

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