CHILDREN undergoing CT scans have a 24% higher risk of developing cancer than those who have not had scans, Australian research has found.
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A DECISION on a proposal to place benzodiazepines on the list of controlled drugs is expected from the TGA tomorrow.
DOCTORS have called for a national agency to be set up to monitor and enforce consistent health and environmental standards relating to coal and coal seam gas projects.
A NURSE based on a remote Christian community where a woman died following a doctor’s refusal to send her to hospital has been ordered to take courses in ethics and clinical decision making.
PRACTICES have been urged to be vigilant of being duped into costly advertising with a company under investigation by NSW Fair Trading.
BABIES who bed-share with their parents have a fivefold increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), even in the absence of known risk factors.
A GP whose Gold Coast rental property was the subject of dozens of media reports calling it a "party house", with neighbours quoted complaining about public sex, vomiting and drunkenness, has been allowed to sue for defamation.
GPs have challenged the government to provide evidence justifying the need for a crackdown on ‘double billing’ of chronic disease management (CDM) and standard consult item numbers.
THE TGA wants doctors to be given new warnings about the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), following a safety review of Diane-35 and its generics.
MEMORY loss will no longer be a requirement for diagnosing dementia, according to an architect of the latest version of the controversy-plagued DSM-5, which was released last weekend.
RETAIL tobacco sellers are up to five times more prevalent in disadvantaged compared to affluent areas, according to findings from the first Australian study to look at the issue.
A GP accused of calling a patient an idiot and then harassing him in a series of threatening emails has been found guilty of professional misconduct.
THE expansion of free breast cancer screening to Australian women aged up to 74 could prompt a rise in overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment, an expert believes.
PARENTS could be forced to show schools documentation of their children’s vaccination history, as Health Minister Tanya Plibersek calls for a nationally consistent policy on vaccination.
SMALL amounts of formula for infants experiencing high levels of early weight loss can increase the length of time their mothers breastfeed, research suggests.
FROM classical music so beautiful “you could almost eat it up” to a new piece more akin to “Bach at a disco”, Dr Alanna Horadam has a lot to look forward to as she prepares for the NSW Doctors Orchestra performance this weekend.
THE federal government is set to invest another $10 million in the personally controlled e-health record (PCEHR) system to allow Australians to inform their families and doctors of their advanced care directives and preferences.
POLITICS will have another registered doctor — at least until the September election — after the Medical Board of Australia approved a specialist registration application from shadow parliamentary secretary for regional health Dr Andrew Laming.
A RAPID test for the H7N9 influenza virus has been developed in Queensland as part of preparations for a potential pandemic.
A GLOBAL media surveillance system has been developed by international experts in an attempt to stop the spread of misinformation about vaccines.