Concerns over skin-whitening products

  Dermatologists in Australia have warned about the potential hazards of using commercially available skin-whitening products which may contain chemicals that irritate and redden the skin.  “There has been a slow but gradual increase in the number of patients using these and therefore the number of side-effects,” Dr Rodrigues said, adding one of her patients experienced irritation and redness after …

10 Ways to Increase Your Happiness

Our happiest versions of ourselves are the ones who can achieve great things. Historically, research has focused primarily on understanding depression and lowered emotional states, but more recently attention is moving towards understanding happiness. What is happiness? How can we be happier, more often? How important is happiness in resilient people? These 10 points provide a basic roadmap to achieving …

Are your patients receiving ‘adequate time’ and ‘quality care’?

GPs are under pressure daily to squeeze as many patients in as possible. But does that then just become a numbers game, instead of providing patients with an ‘adequate’ amount of time and ‘quality care’? When doctors don’t allow for enough time with patients, misdiagnosis can occur, leaving the patient remaining ill and time for them to deteriorate, with no …

2017 Influenza vaccine available for GPs

2017 Influenza vaccine available for GPs  The quadrivalent influenza vaccine for 2017 will be made available for GPs from mid-April, the health department has confirmed.  Almost 7,000 flu cases have been diagnosed so far this year, up by 1000 from the same period in 2016. “Influenza is responsible for 3,000 Australian deaths annually. The majority of cases are not lethal, …

The praxhub Journey

What a journey it’s been… so far! In a Melbourne laneway, a little over four years, ago the basic premise of praxhub was conceived.  We wanted to create a platform that efficiently connected doctors and made access, to medically-specific and relevant information, easier.  The idea of doctors being more connected, regardless of geography or time limitations, and having unrestricted access …

How to better communicate with patients

We all appreciate the fundamentals of good communication when it is done well. It’s obviously important to clearly communicate with patients. Sounds easy, right? In fact, many patients often simply nod their heads thinking they are comprehending what is being said, when they don’t understand the scientific terminology and jargon that is used. Often, patients may have limited communication skills …

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