Dr Joe Today

June 19th, 201803750 It is interesting to apply current thinking to decisions taken years ago. Whilst our greater knowledge today can make previous behaviours and thinking seem odd or plain...

February 19th, 20180547 It is little wonder that people are confused by health messages and the latest discovery. As I have observed before when you are certain that what causes cancer this...

November 12th, 20170838 Fairly quietly the effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine in different ages groups has been released. Previously, Australis’s chief medical officer Professor...

September 11th, 2017116623 There was a time when we believed the earth was the centre of the universe. To be honest, it was not unreasonable for people in the dark ages to accept this. The...

June 22nd, 20170704 A recent paper in the Medical Journal of Australia (here) provides a nice overview of the biases that lead doctors to overtreat and overinvestigate, but also offers...

June 19th, 20170667 We all like good news. It is human nature. But not all news is good. This fact does not mean we can simply ignore it, tempting as that may be. In fact, it is often the...

June 5th, 20170698 Some weeks it is really hard to know where to even begin. Just when you think that health policy and the actions of governments have reached their lowest, they out do...

July 11th, 201601329 There are inflection points in history when things change. After this it can be hard to remember why there was a change and what were things like before. I was thinking...
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