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Nurse used insulin quack therapy to treat cancer patients

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Nurse used insulin quack therapy to treat cancer patients

A nurse who gave cancer patients insulin as part of an alternative treatment to boost their chemotherapy efficacy has been found guilty of professional misconduct in NSW.

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Hepatitis case highlights synthetic steroid risks

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Hepatitis case highlights synthetic steroid risks

The risks of abusing synthetic steroids have been highlighted by an unusual case of a bodybuilder who developed severe hepatitis from using methandrostenolone.

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Diabetes incentives have been a dismal failure – MP

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Diabetes incentives have been a dismal failure – MP

Diabetes incentives for GPs have produced dismal results and should be replaced with performance indicators based on outcomes rather than just process measures, says a leading Liberal MP.

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ACCORD shows diminishing returns from intensive treatments

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ACCORD shows diminishing returns from intensive treatments

A new analysis of the ACCORD trial data suggests there is a ‘floor effect’, with additional intensive interventions on lipids, BP and glycaemia showing diminishing returns on cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Vitamin D levels: higher is not better in old age

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Vitamin D levels: higher is not better in old age

Higher levels of vitamin D are not beneficial to the health of older men and may be harmful for some non-bone health outcomes, a study from NSW has shown.

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Glitazone prescribers heed safety warnings

Glitazone prescribers heed safety warnings

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Australian endocrinologists appear to have heeded safety concerns for thiazolidinediones and reduced prescribing even before warnings were made by our own regulator, a new study shows.

Diabetes progression stopped by diet and exercise

Diabetes progression stopped by diet and exercise

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People with impaired glucose tolerance can use diet and exercise to avoid progression to diabetes and almost halve their risk of cardiovascular death, a major new study from China has shown.

Sex hormones predict joint replacement

Sex hormones predict joint replacement

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Women who have knee and hip replacements due to osteoarthritis (OA) have different patterns of sex hormone concentrations compared with the general population, according to Melbourne researchers.

Safety alert for insulin pump doses

Safety alert for insulin pump doses

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Diabetes patients using a Medtronic insulin pump should be advised to check that the correct dosage has been programmed into the device, the TGA says.

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