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The current debate on disclosure threshholds obscures the much larger question of why doctors need to receive “tea and biscuits” from pharmaceutical companies at all, write Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge. 

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The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia continues to rise, having increased by 10 percent in 2012 to reach 1253, the largest number in 20 years. Trends in Behaviour

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Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients.

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Technology-enabled medical education allows us to pool resources so we can offer students our collective best, write Peter Smith and Dror Ben-Naim. 

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More than 40 per cent of all regular psychostimulant users have used an emerging psychoactive substance in the previous six months, according to research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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The first step in breaking the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empowering young indigenous Australians is to look at our communities' circumstances through a different lens, argues Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success – instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change.

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Perhaps the best way to measure research impact is a judicious mix-and-match approach, writes John Kaldor. 

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Dementia rates may be falling but the downward trend won’t go on forever, warns Perminder Sachdev. 

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The new UNSW MD finally recognises our graduates at an academic level commensurate with what we demand and what they achieve, writes Peter Smith, Dean of Medicine. 

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