What is your view on antibiotics?

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney are collecting information to investigate prescribers’ attitudes and behaviours regarding antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. Doctors are invited to participate via an online survey at goo.gl/jW76Mu

 

Pancreatic cancer awareness

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month worldwide. In Australia, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate (6%) of all cancers and is one of the leading five causes of cancer-related death. Around 2500 Australians are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer annually.

 

Updated guidelines for type 2 diabetes

The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) has an updated algorithm for the management of type 2 diabetes, providing an approach incorporating older and newer blood glucose-lowering agents. The accompanying position statement also outlines the risks, benefits and costs of the available treatments. 

Access the ADS position statement, A New Blood Glucose Management Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes, online at www.diabetessociety.com.au/position-statements.asp