Latest from Australian Medicine
10 Nov 2016
This week’s edition of Australian Medicine features a report on how CVD – with its contribution to dementia, diabetes, and kidney failure – is the biggest killer of Australian women, according to researchers.
Other items of interest for GPs include:
- Strength-based exercise may help stop dementia.
- AMA advocates for seriously ill asylum seekers denied adequate care.
- In separate projects, Australian scientists claim to have developed non-pharmaceutical treatments for gluten intolerance and type 2 diabetes.
- There has been an upsurge in reviews of billing practices as the conduct of medical practitioners, particularly in the preparation of chronic disease management plans and those working in large practices, comes under increased scrutiny.
- The whooping cough booster for first year high school students is under review.
- A point-of-care test is in development which has the potential to become a diagnosis tool for dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
- The World Medical Organisation calls for a junk-food tax.