Medical Journal of Australia

Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Country
Australia
History
1914-present

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Medications

New recommendations for paracetamol poisoning

Recent evidence has prompted a change in the management of paracetamol poisoning, according the authors of the updated guideline summary published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Caesarean twin births triple over the last 30 years

The proportion of twins born by caesarean delivery in Victoria increased threefold, from 24% to 71% of all twin births, during 1983–2015, despite high-level evidence that routine caesarean delivery of twins does not benefit ...

Health

Sex and gender in health research: Australia lags behind

A consortium of leading research institutions and universities, including UNSW Sydney, have sent a stark warning that Australian medical research is in danger of falling behind its global competitors when it comes to sex ...

Oncology & Cancer

Are we overestimating lifetime cancer risks?

The method employed in Australia to calculate the lifetime risks of cancer diagnosis and mortality overestimates these risks, especially for men, according to the authors of research published online today by the Medical ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Aussie women born overseas have higher rates of stillbirths

Stillbirth occurs more frequently among women with non-white backgrounds born overseas than for Australian-born women, particularly among women with African or Indian backgrounds, according to research published online today ...

Cardiology

Power of the media's impact on medicine use revealed

More than 60,000 Australians are estimated to have reduced or discontinued their use of prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin medications following the airing of a two-part series critical of statins by ABC TV's science ...

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