Medical Journal of Australia

Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Country
Australia
History
1914-present

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu season moderate, not 'mutant'

The media has misrepresented the current influenza season based on testing numbers rather than test positivity rates, generating unnecessary fear in the community, according to the authors of a letter published online by ...

Health

Bigger is cheaper when it comes to intensive care

Intensive care units cost the Australian healthcare system $2.1 billion annually, with larger units with increased occupancy associated with lower costs, according to the authors of a research letter published online today ...

Medications

Australia has an acetaminophen poisoning problem

Most of us take paracetamol (acetaminophen) every now and again to reduce pain or fever. As far as medications go, it's one we're unlikely to associate with harm.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lives could be saved with hepatitis C treatment

In a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia published today, a Monash University-led team is asking for hepatitis C virus patients to gain improved access to drugs to prevent liver related deaths.

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