Clinical Articles

Lifestyle and fertility

One in six couples suffer infertility, defined as the inability to conceive a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertility is attributed to male and female factors including ovulatory disorders, ageing, endometriosis, fallopian tube damage, uterine fibroids, autoimmune disorders plus lifestyle and environmental factors including geographical challenges such as fly-in-fly-out working.... Read More...

Breast cancer updates

Prevention of breast cancer is medically possible. In Australia, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In women with moderately (1.5 to 3 times average) and highly (3 times average or greater) increased lifetime risk of breast cancer, personalised risk reducing strategies are available. For example, five years of tamoxifen has been shown, in international studies involving thousands of women, to reduce the relative risk of breast cancer by at least 40% for those who have moderate to high lifetime risk of breast cancer.... Read More...

Myocarditis in the time of COVID

Myocarditis and pericarditis have been thrust into the spotlight due to risks associated with COVID-19 disease, and as a potential side effect of mRNA COVID vaccines. These conditions represent inflammatory effects on the myocardium, or pericardium, and can co-exist. Severity ranges from minimally symptomatic and very low risk through to life-threatening cardiac decompensation and tamponade.... Read More...