Tag Archives: Medical Observer

Five reasons why I’d still encourage my child to do medicine

Being a doctor has been a relatively tough gig for around 2,500 years. But the rewards are still worth it. Continue reading

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Google Health Cards: the first test drive

For the first time today, when you type certain diagnoses into Google, an information box will appear. I take these ‘health cards’ on a test drive. Continue reading

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Does the weather affect our joints?

Shakespeare wasn’t the first to reckon the weather affects our rheumatics. But a new study casts doubt that we can ‘feel it in our bones’. Continue reading

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Anne Deveson, who destigmatised schizophrenia

THE DEATH of Anne Deveson –writer, broadcaster and social justice advocate – marks the final chapter of a life that reflected the immense change in the way Australians have perceived mental health issues over the past century. Deveson, who died from … Continue reading

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Why ‘medicine for the rich’ is sometimes inevitable

High-cost pharmaceuticals imported by the rich? Sorry, that’s life. Continue reading

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Homeopathy: US mandates ‘No evidence’ labels

US homeopathic products will now require a label saying they don’t work. Good news, but not quite good enough. Continue reading

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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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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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