Sat, 2013-12-07 09:37Diabetes mellitus was described in ancient times - the words are Greek and literally mean sweet urine. In medieval times doctors would diagnose it by tasting a person’s urine. These days I prefer to order a blood test!
Diabetics have high blood sugar, which can cause thirst and tiredness....Read more
Tue, 2013-11-05 09:57Last week I attended the Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference in Darwin, so I’d like to share some of the more interesting highlights with you.
HIV notification rates for 2012 were released, revealing a 10% increase in HIV notifications for the year, the biggest increase in over a decade. ...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 07:00You want to give up smoking. You know it’s wrecking your lungs and setting you up for a heart attack, and having an ageing effect on your skin and making you look older than you are. Your family and friends and doctor all want you to quit. But how are you going to do it? You...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 06:00Now that the Brisbane Sexual Health Clinic has closed, many patients have been left wondering where they should go to get a sexual health checkup. The Health Department has recommended in their wisdom that everyone can simply go to a GP to get STI screening and treatment.
Fri, 2013-11-29 05:30Do you find yourself saying this frequently after eating? Do you belch, burp, get indigestion, carry a pack of antacids wherever you go? Then you could be suffering from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, or GORD.
This occurs when your stomach contents leak back up your foodpipe...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 04:30One thing that all people living in this part of the world should do is get an annual skin check. Skin cancers can grow quite quickly, and can happen at any age.
There are quite a few different types of skin cancer, but the one that everyone is paranoid about is melanoma, mainly...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 04:30The risk of breast cancer in women increases the older you get (more than 70% occurs in women aged over 50), but did you know that lesbians are at higher risk than straight women? It’s a generalization of course, but there are certain risk factors for breast cancer that are more prevalent...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 03:30An infectious diseases conference at the Gold Coast on the weekend was told by a local expert that it’s only a matter of time before extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea lands on Australian shores.
We already have multi-resistant strains that can only be treated with an intramuscular...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 03:00Earlier this month, the International AIDS Society held their biennial meeting in Kuala Lumpur. I, along with thousands of health workers and scientists from all over the world met to listen to the latest research findings in the field of HIV. The focus was on prevention and treatment.
Big news is...Read more
Fri, 2013-11-29 02:30By Dr Fiona Bisshop
So many guys these days are taking supplements to get bigger muscles and have more energy for workouts. If you have a trainer they have probably already suggested you take creatine and a variety of other products to help you bulk up. There are so many products...Read more