Primary Health Care

2016/09/06MEDICAL UPDATE

World Health Matters: Australia: Generational shift in drinking habits

by Gary Finnegan: A clear trend towards lighter drinking among young people is responsible for reversing years of rising alcohol intake, according to new research. Experts hope this could lead to a long-term reduction in alcohol-related harm, including liver cirrhosis and social problems.

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2013/04/29MEDICAL UPDATE

Simple reminders may prevent fractures

Interventions to physicians and patients improve osteoporosis treatment at low cost.  Reminding primary care doctors to test at-risk patients for osteoporosis can prevent fractures and reduce health care costs, according to a recent study.

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2012/05/03MEDICAL UPDATE

‘Brain fog’ of menopause confirmed

The difficulties that many women describe as memory problems when menopause approaches are real, according to a study published today in the journal Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society.

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2012/05/03MEDICAL UPDATE

A new method for more accurate assessment of osteoporosis

Laser-based measurements are proving to be a promising method for the assessment of osteoporosis. The team led by Professor Jussi Timonen has developed an ultrasound technique that use laser beams for a rapid and accurate assessment of osteoporosis.

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2012/05/03MEDICAL UPDATE

A review of the EMAS clinical guide: Selective oestrogen receptor modulators for postmenopausal osteoporosis

In  Europe,  osteoporotic  fractures account  for  more  Disability  Adjusted  Life  Years  (DALYs)  lost than common cancers with the exception of lung cancer.

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