Category Archives: Healthcare

Transforming care for tomorrow

Examining the use of pharmaceutical interventions in weight management in Australia 

In our ongoing series on body image and weight issues in Australia, we delve deeper into the use of pharmaceutical interventions like Ozempic and Mounjaro. The GLP1 agonist class of…

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health hazards on TikTok: medical experts caution young Australians

With endless information only a swipe up away, young Australians face a crucial challenge in discerning the credibility of health advice on social media platforms like TikTok.  With 51% of young Australians…

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the weight struggle: Australia’s battle with weight management

Overweight and obesity rates have been steadily climbing in Australia, reflecting a broader global trend. According to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the proportion of adults…

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beyond the prescription pad: the rise of Generative AI in pharmacy

Generative AI (GenAI) is poised to revolutionise the healthcare sector. It has the potential to improve diagnostic accuracy, increase healthcare efficiency, and reduce drug development costs. Partnerships with big tech…

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a turning point for healthcare affordability?

Is the Medicare Incentive Increase a Turning Point for Healthcare Affordability in Australia? The Australian Government’s decision to significantly increase the bulk billing incentive for GPs, effective from November 1,…

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Is Dr Google becoming a real doctor? how Australian GPs are using LLMs

Large language models (LLMs) are a type of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can predict, generate and understand human language after being trained on large amounts of data. LLMs are still…

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internship success: 14 transformative months at fifth quadrant

I started my internship at Fifth Quadrant back in June 2022, and the past fourteen months have been filled with a breadth of experiences that have taught me lifelong lessons…

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