Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

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Medical Observer

Advice on 'missed pills' precautions changing - Medical Observer

ADVICE for patients who miss their combined oral contraceptive pill is changing, focusing on the number of pills missed before extra precautions are needed, an expert says.

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Another look at IUDs - Medical Observer

Why do so few Australian women use intrauterine devices for contraception? Fran Molloy investigates.

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Beating the bullies - Medical Observer

As cyber-bullying affects more children and young people, Fran Molloy investigates how it differs from traditional schoolyard bullying.

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Breast screening: Should density matter? - Medical Observer

Should women with high breast density be monitored differently to prevent breast cancer screening failures?

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Breathing new life into COPD diagnosis - Medical Observer

Fran Molloy looks at the reasons for misdiagnosis of COPD in Australia.

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Child obesity: shrinking the numbers - Medical Observer

Childhood obesity rates are starting to plateau, but is it because interventions are working? Fran Molloy reports.

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IUDs appropriate for nulliparous women - Medical Observer

AUSTRALIA needs a rethink about intrauterine contraceptive methods for nulliparous women, a family planning expert says.

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MI survivors don't maintain lifestyle choices long term - Medical ...

THE VAST majority of patients who survive a myocardial infarction (MI) underestimate their risk of a second cardiac event, a survey has found.

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Online lung function predictor for COPD patients - Medical Observer

A NEW interactive online tool will allow GPs to show patients with COPD how their lung function could improve if they stop smoking.

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Smarter than you realise - Medical Observer

Your medical apps could be feeding personal information about you to pharmaceutical companies, writes Fran Molloy.

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stilnox - Medical Observer

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Treating bipolar: the evidence - Medical Observer

Patients with bipolar disorder are increasingly being maintained on antipsychotic medications but does the evidence support their use in this condition? Fran Molloy investigates.

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Waking the brain: The sedative paradox - Medical Observer

An insomnia medication appears to be a wonder drug for some patients with brain trauma, but will it ever be used in clinical practice? Fran Molloy investigates.