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Genomics in general practice

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has released a new guide that aims to assist general practitioners (GPs) in the fields of genetics and genomics.

Flu Vaccination – Are you ready for winter’s woes?

Winter is on the way. It’s the season most associated with the hardship of illness such as influenza. Influenza or “the flu” as it is commonly called, is usually identified as a mild illness, but for children under five years of age, pregnant women, and people over the age of 65 it can be severe and occasionally fatal.

GONORRHOEA – antimicrobial resistance

Two cases of gonorrhoea with high level resistance to ceftriaxone, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and tetracycline were diagnosed in Australia in February and March 2018

NSW Quitline Online Referral Form

The Cancer Institute NSW and NSW Quitline are thrilled to announce the launch of the NSW Quitline Online Referral Form – it is secure, and easier for all health professionals to refer clients to the NSW Quitline for support to stop smoking.

HEPATITIS A ALERT

Public health investigation of an outbreak of locally-acquired hepatitis A during February and March 2018 is linked to eating frozen pomegranate arils purchased from Coles during the incubation period.