Medical Journal of Australia: Latest issue

7 May 2015

The latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia, released this week, features a range of topics that make good GP reading. These include:

  • a discussion of whether magnetic resonance imaging could solve the debate around prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing;
  • an editorial on the gradual rise of pancreatic cancer;
  • the development by the CSIRO of a smartphone app for cardiac rehabilitation, called the Care Assessment Platform;
  • a Perspectives article discussing how recent reports questioning the link between saturated fats and coronary heart disease fail to be convincing;
  • a Clinical Focus on acute pancreatitis with an update on management; and
  • a research article finding that despite massive increases in the number of antidepressant prescriptions, neither rates of self-harm nor severity of antidepressant poisoning increased markedly.

Read these and other articles, case reports and reflections in this week’s MJA