Issue 12 / 3 April 2018

2 April Perspective: Exercise: an essential evidence-based medicine
Green et al; doi: 10.5694/mja18.00033
Despite all the evidence, doctors do not regularly prescribe physical activity and exercise … OPEN ACCESS for 1 week

2 April Podcast with Dr Anita Green, GP and Chief Medical Officer of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Research: Changing trends in the incidence of invasive melanoma in Victoria, 1985-2015
Curchin et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.00725
Awareness of differences in presentation by men and women and in different age groups would facilitate improved screening … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Research letter: Paediatric injuries during the Australian Junior Motocross Championship treated at a rural centre
Prabhakaran et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.01123
Local health services should be prepared for a significant number of injuries … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Research letter: Drowning deaths in Australia caused by hypoxic blackout, 2002–2015
Franklin et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.00728
Increased awareness of the risks for all who swim and dive can prevent this type of death … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Guideline review: Primary care management of non-specific low back pain: key messages from recent clinical guidelines
Almeida et al; doi: 10.5694/mja17.01152
Recent guidelines for low back pain emphasise simple first-line care, encourage non-pharmacological over pharmacological treatments and discourage surgery … OPEN ACCESS for 1 week

2 April Podcast with Professor Chris Maher, from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Careers: Serendipity and the joy of surgery
Swannell; doi: 10.5694/mja18.0204C1
Professor Tony Holmes, AO, has trained some of the world’s best craniofacial surgeons through his Jigsaw Foundation … OPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Careers: Around the universities and medical institutesOPEN ACCESS permanently

2 April Calendar of conferencesOPEN ACCESS permanently


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