Friday, August 30, 2013

2nd Round Success for Lleyton Hewitt

Congratulations Lleyton for beating Juan Martin Del Potro to get into the 3rd Round of the US Tennis Open just now. Good Work!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Meter warns of sunburn risk

The Cancer Council WA wants public UV index meters installed in school playgrounds and at popular beaches, parks and sporting grounds to warn of sunburn and skin cancer risks.

Australia's first public UV index meter, which measures solar radiation intensity every minute, was switched on at Deep Water Point in Mt Pleasant this week. The real-time UV index meter, which only recently became possible with new technology, would show when the UV level was above three - the level when people are advised to protect themselves from the sun.

Sounds like a good idea - to help people know how much radiation they are receiving from the big radiator in the sky.

Dr Guy Hingston.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Alcohol consumption before pregnancy increases risk of breast cancer

A paper published today in the JNCI shows alcohol intake before pregnancy is associated with increasing risk of breast cancer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tony Abbott's Life Saving Pledge

Tony Abbott has pledged to save 875 Aussie lives by speeding up bowel cancer screening. Go Tony! Those of us at the coal face know that we need your help!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Poor Prediction

Sadly, my prediction was wrong. The All Blacks won by 18, not 25. Better luck in Wellington Guys. Thanks for your support tonight Tim Atherton.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Calcium Channel Blockers & Breast Cancer Risk

The JAMA Internal Medicine journal has just published a study which shows that calcium channel blockers (a group of antihypertensive drugs) increase the risk of breast cancer 2.5-fold. However, more research is needed.

Friday, August 9, 2013

At the soccer ...

The old men supporting the Under 12 Dragons at the soccer this morning ...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New UNSW Lecture Theatre Opening

Bel Canto singing in the brand new UNSW lecture theatre at the opening today. Sounded Great Team.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lowest Smoking Rate Yet!

Victorian smoking rate now down to an all time low of 13%. Good News!!! This means less people will have an early demise due to lung cancer, chronic airways disease, heart attack, stroke, etc. etc.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Great to have Dr Gillian & Amanda from BreastScreen presenting digitally @ 2nd multidisciplinary (dedicated) breast cancer mtg - Thanks Guys

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Congratulations to TJ Peranara for becoming the latest All Black.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Year VI Examination Preparation

In ten minutes, confidently & competently take Relevant history & look for Relevant examination findings, & present Diagnosis, Differential Dx & Management Plan including next investigations & treatment options (both surgical & medical). Keep talking.

Lowering Women's Cancer Risk...

Women who want to avoid breast, ovarian and endometrial cancer should avoid booze and cigarettes, keep their weight low, have children early and avoid oral contraceptives. A breakthrough new tool developed at the National Cancer Institute in the USA released today allows women to predict their absolute risk of developing breast ovarian and endometrial cancer - See link at:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

#SuperRugby Final Tomorrow

How many points are the #Chiefs going to beat the #Brumbies by in the #SuperRugby Final tomorrow night?