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  Medical colleges and associations were quick to welcome the overwhelming vote in favour of legalising marriage equality in the national postal survey, whose results were announced yesterday morning. Within minutes of the announcement in Canberra, the Australian Medical Association released a…

  In the first study of its kind, US researchers have found that sexual activity is unlikely to trigger sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but when the two are associated, the results tend to be fatal. In men, around one in a hundred SCAs were associated with sexual activity, and one in a thousand…

  It’s one of the most common reasons people visit their GPs, and the drugs used to treat it can be highly addictive. Insomnia can have nebulous causes and varying symptoms, which often make it difficult to manage. A new Viewpoint published this month in JAMA brings together the latest evidence…

  The health outcomes of children brought up by lesbian and gay parents have become a flashpoint in the campaign over Australia’s postal survey on same-sex marriage, with opposing sides arguing over the few studies that have explored the issue. Now a new US study, which claims to have avoided…

  The cost of some treatments for heart disease, epilepsy, stroke, breast cancer, lymphoma and liver tumours are set to become much cheaper for thousands of Australians. Health Minister Greg Hunt (pictured) has announced 33 treatments will be subsidised by Medicare from today, helping thousands…

  It’s hardly a secret that doctors are incredibly busy professionals. On top of all the clinical work, there are ever-increasing bureaucratic demands on practitioners, coupled with diminishing windows of opportunity to keep up with the latest advances in medical knowledge. It’s all too easy…

  Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) more than doubles the risk of gastric cancers, according to research published this week in Gut. The Hong Kong-based study included over 63,000 people who had undergone successful eradication of Helicobacter pylori infections. H. pylori infections…

  Atrial fibrillation patients are much less likely to develop dementia if they are taking an anticoagulant, a large Swedish study has found. Although the the increased risk of dementia in atrial fibrillation has been known for many years, until now it has been unclear whether anticoagulation modifies…

  From February 1st next year, all codeine-based pain relief medications will become prescription-only. GPs may get a surge of patients asking for codeine prescriptions, but they will probably also get people asking them for good over-the-counter alternatives to the opioid. So what should they…

  The row between the Pharmacy Guild and the medical community over the coming upscheduling of codeine products has well and truly boiled over this week, with the Guild accusing doctor groups of “hurling abuse and playing political games”. Over-the-counter codeine products will become prescription-only…