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Medication treatment of ICE use disorders – an update

Treatment of ICE Use Disorders  ICE = crystal methamphetamine Crystal chunks or ice or glass looking substance derived from pseudoephedrine Most commonly used illicit drug after cannabis Smoked, snorted or IV use Gives euphoria, ‘rush’, confidence, loss of inhibitions – risk taking behaviour...

Vanuatu Medical Conference 21-23 September 2017

Are you looking for an Exceptional 2017 International Medical Conference? In an Exceptional country? With an Exceptional program? At an Exceptional venue? Meeting with Exceptional colleagues? At an Exceptional holiday destination? Well, look no further! The Gold Coast Medical Association (GCMA)...

New Drug Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease 2016

New Drug Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease 2016 Abstract For the past 20 years there has been little new in treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.  However, knowledge of the neuropathology of this disease has increased significantly.  Now we are on the cusp of an explosion of new drug treatment...

What Is Love?

WHAT IS LOVE? How would you answer this question? Dictionary definition – Oxford Dictionary – difficult to define - 'A strong feeling of affection' Ancient Greek origins – five forms or concepts of love Eros – passionate erotic love – ‘love of the body’ Agape – pure or ideal or selfless or...

Revalidation of Australian physicians – a critical review

A critical review of the Medical Board of Australia’s proposals for revalidation. For these remarks I have reviewed comments about revalidation from the Medical Observer and from the Medical Board of Australia’s press releases and information on its website. It seems if you are male, or 'old', or...

New developments in Alzheimer’s disease research

The following article is from my senior colleague, A/Prof Michael Woodward, geriatrician at the Austin Medical Centre, Heidelberg Victoria.  I wish to thank Michael for allowing me to post it on my website. Springfield Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatment conference Athens, March 2016 Conference...

New developments in Alzheimer’s disease: AD/PD 2015

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE/PARKINSON’S DISEASE 2015 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE NICE, FRANCE, 18–22 MARCH 2015 I was fortunate to attend this conference that is held every second year in one of the European cities on progress in research concerning Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  This...

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