Original Research Articles

Melioidosis in the Torres Strait Islands: an 11 year audit 2001-2012

Melioidosis is an infection of concern to global health. It is caused by the intracellular gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which is found in the soil and fresh waters of endemic regions. This study identified... 

Predicting falls in the elderly: do dual-task tests offer any added value? A systematic review

The issue of falls is a significant health concern in geriatric medicine and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in those over 65 years of age. Gait and balance problems are responsible for... 

Immunisation and informed decision-making amongst Islamic primary school parents and staff

Background: The Islamic community represents a recognisable and growing minority group in the broader Australian context. Some sectors of the international Muslim community have voiced concerns about the... 

Feature Articles

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil: Tanzania’s struggles with the HIV epidemic

Nestled on the south-eastern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania, the sprawling village of Machame emerges from the surrounding rainforest. This village is home to the Machame Hospital, where... 

Reproductive Healthcare in Latin America: Perspectives from a Guatemalan Elective

If medicine is to fulfill her great task, then she must enter the political and social life. —Rudolf Virchow, founder of modern pathology An overseas elective is a time to experience medicine in another... 

Probiotics: A New Recommendation with Proton Pump Inhibitors?

Introduction Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhoea (CDAD) is becoming a worldwide epidemic with significant patient morbidity and mortality, as well as increasing the costs to health care systems.... 

Evidence based practice; keep it simple stupid

Learning and implementing evidence based practice is an expected component of good medical practice. Synthesising evidence in an effective and timely manner is a skill that is growing in importance and... 


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ISSN (Print): 1837-171X
ISSN (Online): 1837-1728
ABN: 51967802511