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DocQ Retrospective: Dr Fiona Bisshop’s decade in review

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unhealthy drinking

Are you an ‘I love a beer at the end of the day’ type person or an ‘I only drink once a week but when I do it’s a wipeout’? Every now and then it’s important to check in with your drinking and make sure it’s healthy and safe because unhealthy drinking is more common …

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Sadly, people in our communities sometimes experience a mental health crisis or even end their own lives. How do you recognise when someone is struggling, and what can you do to help? People often avoid bringing up concerns to their friends, fearing they might make things worse. Unsure what to do, they try to distract. …

herpes

In my job, I get to see a lot of STIs! Whenever I see someone with a first hit of herpes I’m always reminded of the massive stigma behind it. There are a lot of myths about herpes. If you think you know about herpes, think again! Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of …

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Hi-Chat is a free 24-hour service moderated by peer volunteers in the Harm Reduction Community. Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, the online forum launches its first Chatroom Takeover. During takeovers, healthcare professionals and peers facilitate discussions around specific topics. Check out the chatroom here. Register anonymously The International Overdose Awareness Day chatroom takeover happens …

Anxiety

Anxiety is an important emotion as it keeps us physically safe. When a psychotic rabies-infected emu threatens to maul you, anxiety will prompt you to flee the danger. But that doesn’t happen often. Unhealthily high anxiety levels are generally not helpful. Words: Paul Martin is the Senior Psychologist at the Centre for Human Potential. Anxiety can severely …

vaccination covid-19 jab

Have you had your COVID-19 jab yet? If you haven’t then you’ve probably got some questions, and rather than watching a dodgy internet news show about vaccination or waiting for another announcement by Scotty from Marketing, why not ask DocQ! Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has a special …

trans man's genitals QCAT banned dr

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has banned a doctor from working in hospitals for at least two years. The decision followed a number of complaints, including the doctor conducting a ‘forcible examination’ of a trans man’s genitals. QCAT undertook the hearing after the doctor appealed working conditions imposed on him by the Medical …

lube

No matter how you like to play, squirting some lube on during sex is always a great idea. Don’t get me wrong, when things are heating up our bodies are designed to make things a little moister. But this shouldn’t stop you from reaching into that top draw for that bottle of sweet sweet lube. …

recreational drug use

Clutch your pearls and hose off your powdered apricot crotchet short shorts. It is party season! For some in our communities, a central element of partying is recreational drug use. While this can add a sense of fun to the festivities, there are obvious risks including addiction. Being human and given the way our brains …

dr rhys young libido sex drive

Dr Rhys Young asks has COVID increased or decreased your libido? Do you feel hot, or not? How’s your sex drive? Doc Q has the answers. Dr Rhys Young is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and has a special interest in LGBTQ+ individual & family health. He believes in the importance of good …

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