Medical Journal of Australia

Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Country
Australia
History
1914-present

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To flatten the curve, test those without symptoms too

Failure to test asymptomatic at-risk people and allow wider community testing will result in undetected transmission in the community and a bounce-back of the epidemic as lock-down restrictions are lifted, according to the ...

Medications

Life saving overdose-reversing drug still not being accessed

Despite now being available over the counter, take-home naloxone programs designed to be used by potential overdose witnesses to prevent opioid-related harms, are not being bought in increased numbers, according to the authors ...

Oncology & Cancer

Prompt colonoscopy should follow up positive bowel cancer tests

A prompt colonoscopy should be provided to all patients with positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results, regardless of whether the test was offered through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, or via a community-based ...

Health

Indigenous status going under-reported in Aussie hospitals

Inaccurate recording of Indigenous status in hospital administrative datasets can influence health service decision-making and adversely affect outcomes for patients, according to the authors of a research letter published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Childhood cancer rates increase with no change in sight

The overall incidence rate of childhood cancer in Australia increased by 1.2% per year between 2005 and 2015, and is expected to rise a further 7% over the next 20 years, according to the authors of research published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Setting the records straight on Aboriginal STI rates

The automatic assumption that sexually transmissible infections in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are a result of sexual abuse further stigmatises them and discourages them from presenting to health services, ...

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