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We are all terrible

You've probably heard that the word "doctor" comes from the Latin docere - "to teach".  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally with my parents, will I allow him things necessary for his support, and will consider his 
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Lessons from the Poor Cousin

Me, testing out very fashionable Ebola PPE I reckon every specialty has its unfashionable discipline.  I'm not trying to down-play the significance of these conditions to people with them, or to the infrequent specialist who likes these less popular areas.  But functional bowel disorders for the gastros, myalgic 
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These elephants aren't causal, either

It's been a while since I've fired up the blog, and longer since I did a journal club, but this article from BMJ has gotten right up my nose - partially because of the article, and partially because it's been doing the rounds in the news media (and as an 
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HIV, Stigma and teh Jernlisms (again)

This Sunday is World AIDS Day.  The theme for our local campaign is "Zero". Zero new infections. Zero AIDS-related deaths. Zero discrimination. The Queensland Government HIV strategy aligns nicely with these messages. The four priority areas are: Implement a comprehensive prevention campaign. Promote increased uptake of testing. Ensure 90% 
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Law of Unintended Consequences

You've probably all heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences.  It even has a page on Wikipedia. In short, it says that things that you do may have results that you did not intend.  Of course these can be unexpected windfalls as well as other, more unfortunate side-effects.  There is 
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Antibiotic Resistance on ANZAC Day

There's not much that will stop me from banging on about antimicrobial resistance.  Preventing it is my job - and my passion - I'm lucky enough to have landed a job doing something that really fits with what I like doing. NPS Medicinewise (formerly the National Prescribing Service) do a 
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Nick Ross does it again

See my previous posts on this subject here, here and here. First, my standard disclaimer:  I am in favour of the NBN and rather despair that Malcolm Turnbull - who really should know better continues to promote what he must know to be an inferior policy for either party-political or purely budgetary 
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