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Fibrates for lowering cholesterol information and review | myVMC

A recent review showed that fibrates, drugs used in cholesterol lowering therapy, are less effective for treating hypercholesterolaemia than statins.

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Neuropathic pain: current definition and review of drug treatment | Australian Prescriber

The definition of neuropathic pain has changed and opioids have been relegated to third-line therapy.

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Acupuncture and dry-needling for low back pain | Cochrane

Thirty-five RCTs covering 2861 patients were included in this systematic review. There is insufficient evidence to make any recommendations about acupuncture or dry-needling for acute low-back pain. For chronic low-back pain, results show that acupuncture is more effective for pain relief than no treatment or sham treatment, in measurements taken up to three months. The results also show that for chronic low-back pain, acupuncture is more effective for improving function than no treatment, in the short-term. Acupuncture is not more effective than other conventional and "alternative" treatments. When acupuncture is added to other conventional therapies, it relieves pain and improves function better than the conventional therapies alone. However, effects are only small. Dry-needling appears to be a useful adjunct to other therapies for chronic low-back pain.

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NHMRC Statement on Homeopathy and NHMRC Information Paper - Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions | National Health and Medical Research Council

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NHMRC Statement and Information Paper: Evidence on the Effects of Lead on Human Health | National Health and Medical Research Council

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Sensory processing interventions | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

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Depression - Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence | Cancer Australia

Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence is Australias first comprehensive, evidence-based summary of factors related to a perso

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Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence in Women - Australasian Menopause Society

Normal bladder function is represented by:a frequency 4-6 per day (0-1 at night);1-2 cups of urine (250-500mls) are passed;voiding can be deferred until convenient;urine is passed in a steady continuous stream until bladder is emptyno leakage between visits to the toilet.There are two main types of urinary incontinence: stress and urge incontinence. In some instances both types of incontinence can occur though the cause for each is different.Stress and Urge Urinary Incontinence in Women

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Exercise - RECOVER Injury Research Centre - University of Queensland

Exercises for whiplash or neck pain may include specific neck exercises, shoulder exercises, active exercise, stretching, strengthening, postural, functional, kinaesthetic, eye-fixation and proprioception exercises

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