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We see them in little cots, connected to ventilators, tubes in place to administer drugs as they struggle to grow. Parents watch their baby from behind glass walls feeling helpless.

They know some

Professor Julie Quinlivan21st February 2019

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease.

The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of

The Supreme Court of Victoria delivered a landmark ruling late last year that a state tribunal had violated two patients’ human rights when it forced them to undergo electroconvulsive therapy for

In my surgery, I sit at my ­grandmother’s kidney-shaped wooden desk with its leather top. My view from the desk is a high window with a glass shelf, lined with patent medicine bottles of all sizes,

Last week, I was surprised to read an article in Australian Doctor that included patently incorrect claims about general practice, a confused perspective on Medicare funding, and a one-dimensional

It’s been about a year since the Notifiable Data Breach scheme came into effect, legally obliging GP clinics to report unauthorised disclosures of patient information that created a significant risk

Sponsored This content is independently produced by Australian Doctor Group with a grant from Amgen. People with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) suffer coronary heart disease 10–40 years ahead…
20th February 2019

I killed two chairs at Christmas. Not intentionally and not the leaders of my two least favourite committees. Both were made of wood.

The first murder occurred in a playground in our neighbourhood

Freddie Clarence Williams was found unconscious from a drug overdose and was taken to a hospital in New York City, US, last July. He was eventually declared brain-dead.

His sister Shirell Powell had

I had seen him now and then, but he didn’t come in very often. He was on the thin side, a hardcore smoker with chronic bronchitis. But he was still running some borderline blood sugars, a quick chart

A few years ago, big data seemed like the Holy Grail — a way for computer programs to find meaning in datasets too big for traditional analysis.

Big data would “transform medicine” (said a 2016 NEJM

With the commencement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s first hearings in Adelaide this week, we can stand by for regular horror stories of neglect and abuse of frail