Global Health

January/February 2016

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Global Health

January/February 2016 Vol 45 (1) 1-80

This month's articles include Vaccine-preventable diseases, Training for general practice, Students learning medicine in general practice and Volunteering to help those less fortunate


Consultations conducted in languages other than English in Australian general practice

Clare Bayram, Rowena Ryan, Christopher Harrison, Joanne Gardiner, Marion Jean Bailes, Nayantara Obeyesekere, Graeme C Miller, Helena Britt

The global imperative to address vaccine-preventable diseases

Gary L Freed, Erin Turbitt

Training for general practice: How Australia’s programs compare to other countries

Tarun Sen Gupta, Richard Hays

Students learning medicine in general practice in Canada and Australia

Roger Strasser

Volunteering to help those less fortunate: Pathways for Australian GPs to acquire helpful knowledge and skills

Michael J Toole

Up front

Editorial: Global family medicine and Australian general practice

Michael R Kidd

Letters to the editor


How to measure home blood pressure: Recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients

James E Sharman, Faline Howes, Geoffrey A Head, Barry P McGrath, Michael Stowasser, Markus Schlaich, Paul Glasziou, Mark Nelson

Cutting through the Paleo hype: The evidence for the Palaeolithic diet

Christopher E Pitt

Chronic strongyloidiasis – Don’t look and you won’t find

Wendy Page, Rick Speare

Nodular bleeding lesion on the sole of an elderly patient

Claudia Bernárdez, Salma Machan, Jose Luis Ramírez-Bellver, Elena Macías, Jose Luis Diaz-Recuero

An interesting case of gynaecomastia

Nandu Dantanarayana, Joanna Connolly

Eruptive xanthomas: A collaborative approach using tele-dermatology

Stephen Andrews, Lisa Byrom, Chamara Adikari, Inara Strungs, James Muir


Risk of venous thromboembolism in women taking the combined oral contraceptive: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Deborah Bateson, Belinda E Butcher, Catherine Donovan, Louise Farrell, Gab Kovacs, Tonia Mezzini, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Gino Pecoraro, Christine Read, Rod Baber

Does a single cup of caffeinated drink significantly increase blood pressure in young adults? A randomised controlled trial

Cheong Lieng Teng, Wee Yang Lim, Chen Zhi Chua, Richard Soon Kiat Teo, Kenny Tze Hoe Lin, Jie Cong Yeo


The role of mediation in advance care planning and end-of-life care

Craig Sinclair, Catherine Davidson, Kirsten Aure


End-of-life care: Proactive clinical management of older Australians in the community

Liz Reymond, Karen Cooper, Deborah Parker, Michael Chapman

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