Category Archives: medical writing

With Obamacare gone, how will Trumpcare affect US health?

The richest health industry in the world woke this morning with a feeling of ‘what just happened?’ Continue reading

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Mothers, don’t plan on early delivery unless it’s medically necessary.

Mothers beware! New study suggests planning births before 39 weeks is linked to child learning difficulties. Continue reading

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Coffee – safe even if your heart is a bit dicky

Even if you have a pacemaker, get your hipster self down to the local café. Continue reading

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Do GPs ever regret referrals?

An Australian study (featured today in Medical Observer) has found prostate cancer patients are more likely to regret surgery than radiotherapy. This had me wondering; if my patient regrets surgery, should I then regret having referred them to a surgeon? We would … Continue reading

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Pharma targeting nurses for ‘education’

Big Pharma shifts focus onto nurses. It’s marketing money well spent. Continue reading

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Deprescribing: a fancy word for ceasing?

What’s old is new again. Hipster beards are so in, they’re out, and where we used to simply cease medications—we now deprescribe them. Continue reading

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Eat like an Italian

A new study confirms the life-saving power of a Mediterranean diet. So why have I been too lazy to prescribe it until now? Continue reading

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Diagnostic health apps: coming soon to your smart phone.

Could this week’s new phone app be the world’s smartest diagnostic tool? Or does it just want to be? Continue reading

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Paracetamol and pregnancy: what’s the fuss?

Today’s health news is all about whether taking paracetamol (Panadol, Tylenol) while pregnant may cause ADHD. What did yesterday’s study actually show? Continue reading

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Does complementary medicine equal anti-vax?

This week’s systematic review finds many alternative practitioners occupying the middle ground between vaccine and anti-vax camps. Continue reading

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