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Are antipsychotic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Are antipsychotic drugs safe during pregnancy?

Antipsychotic medications occasionally need to be used by women of reproductive age and during pregnancy. But this has raised concerns about the impact of these drugs on foetal development and childhood neurodevelopment. The medications, typically prescribed for...
Impact of Long COVID continues

Impact of Long COVID continues

More than four years on from the emergence of COVID-19, in a study from Western Australia, researchers have identified a high prevalence of Long COVID symptoms, affecting the ability of some people to return to work or study. This study focused on the COVID-19 Omicron...
‘Social prescribing’ could help cure loneliness, isolation

‘Social prescribing’ could help cure loneliness, isolation

Social prescribing is being increasingly discussed in general practice and perhaps your practice is already deploying it. This concept, centered on holistic healthcare, seeks to connect patients with non-medical resources in their communities to improve overall health...
Improving preconception care with electronic medical records

Improving preconception care with electronic medical records

There’s a growing focus on “preconception care” or PCC among healthcare services and in research. PCC involves interventions to manage risk factors before pregnancy and has been shown to be effective in reducing adverse maternal and pregnancy outcomes. This includes...
Differences between cell and egg-based flu vaccines

Differences between cell and egg-based flu vaccines

The flu season is starting and peaking earlier these days. Based on the Northern Hemisphere experience, health authorities expect this year’s season will be particularly bad and are encouraging Australians, especially the vulnerable, to be vaccinated....