Paracetamol overdoses can cause serious liver damage.
The annual number of paracetamol poisoning cases in Australia has increased by 44% over the last decade. To tackle this problem, we need tighter regulation around the way paracetamol is sold.
The controversial lockout laws were introduced in 2014 in inner Sydney to prevent alcohol-fuelled violence.
A new study exploring the number of alcohol-related injuries treated at Sydney emergency department has found the lockout seem to be having an impact.
Bites from brown snakes like this one were the most common, followed by
tiger snakes, then red-bellied black snakes.
Matt Clancy/SunOfErat/Wikimedia Commons
Don’t hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.
Many couples undergo multiple rounds of IVF. Our new stats on the chances of a successful pregnancy reflect that.
Women will now be better informed when it comes to deciding whether it’s worth undergoing another round of IVF.
The type of sugar in popular soft drinks varies from country to country even if the brand name is the same.
A recent study found Australian soft drinks had higher concentrations of glucose than US soft drinks, which had more fructose. Does this mean Australian drinks are worse for health than US drinks?
If you live in a rural area, you would never think Australia had too many doctors.
Australia has more doctors per population than most comparable countries, yet many living in rural and remote areas don’t receive the care they need. Changing the way we train doctors will fix this.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
Methotrexate is used for arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
Methotrexate is a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. It is taken on just one day a week. Accidental daily dosing can cause life-threatening toxicity.
AMA president Brian Owler said the decision to outsource production was financial, describing the publisher’s financial position as “perilous”.
The recent decision to outsource production of the journal to international publishing company Elsevier – and the route it took to get there – made my position untenable.
Home births are a safe option for women already at low risk of complications. Researchers from the University of Technology…