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'GPs can wipe out hep C with new drugs'

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'GPs can wipe out hep C with new drugs'

From 1 March GPs will be able to prescribe a new raft of hepatitis C drugs. We speak to an expert GP about treating patients with the new medications.

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6 rural GPs recognised in Australia Day honours

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6 rural GPs recognised in Australia Day honours

Rural GPs listed in this year’s Australia Day Honours have delivered babies, raced to accidents and bent the ears of government leaders, but a sense of community drives them.

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Top students choosing generalist pathway

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Top students choosing generalist pathway

The best and brightest medical graduates are increasingly jumping on the rural on the rural GP career track in Queensland, educators say.

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Coal mining decline hits rural GPs

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Coal mining decline hits rural GPs

The Paris climate change deal may spell the end for coal mines, but one GP in rural Queensland is already seeing the effects of coal mine closures on her community.

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Limits placed on IMG supervisors

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Limits placed on IMG supervisors

GP supervisors face clear limits on the number of IMGs they can supervise under new guidelines from the Medical Board of Australia.

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What's the RACGP mooting for new practice standards?

What's the RACGP mooting for new practice standards?

The RACGP has released the first draft of its updated practice standards. We pick out six key requirements that could become mandatory.

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Slow internet stymies GP support sessions

Slow internet stymies GP support sessions

An online support group to help rural GPs cope with work-created stress is being held back by sluggish internet, say researchers.

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Zika: mosquitoes and travel patterns will determine spread of virus

Zika: mosquitoes and travel patterns will determine spread of virus

To understand the risk from Zika we need to understand the the actual and potential geographical distributions of Aedes mosquitoes and human travel patterns to and from the infected region.

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Does Zika virus pose a threat to Australia?

Does Zika virus pose a threat to Australia?

They’re small, spindly insects but their threat never dwindles – the bites of mosquitoes threaten death and disease in many parts of the world. The emergence of Zika virus is the latest to alarm the public, politicians and health authorities because of its potential link to birth defects

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