Peer Reviewed Feature Articles
Cardiovascular medicine

Genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolaemia: a test for the family

Catherine Spinks, Gerald F. Watts, Jing Pang, Tom Brett, David R. Sullivan

GP-led family screening, using genetic tests when possible, can allow early identification of relatives with familial hypercholesterolaemia and early management to lower cardiovascular risk.

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Obstetrics and gynaecology

Optimising micronutrients during pregnancy

Karen P. Best, Maria Makrides, Rosalie Grivell

The nutritional needs of women during pregnancy can be largely met through dietary intake. GPs can provide guidance on any additional supplementation on an individual basis, in line with national evidence-based guidelines.

Complete 1.5 CPD hours
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Public and environmental health

Zoonoses in Australia. Established and emerging risks

Jennifer Robson, Evan Bursle

Seven classic zoonoses are nationally notifiable in Australia. The recent emergence of SARS-CoV-2 has brought the risks from zoonoses into sharper focus, and the recent mouse plague has been linked to the first cases of human infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus diagnosed in Australia.

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