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Professor Ingrid Scheffer is a paediatric neurologist and professor at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. She is a founding fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. Her son, Eddie Cliff, is a final year medical student at Monash University. They discuss the role of the clinician-scientist and their passion for promoting research to medical students.

Associate Professor Sofianos Andrikopoulos is Head of the Islet Biology and Metabolism Research Group at the University of Melbourne. He discusses the Paleolithic diet and the evidence about its benefits for people with diabetes. Also available as a video.


The problem with modern endocrinology
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Improved doctor–patient communications and more research are necessary
Preventing all the complications of hyperglycaemia: not a straightforward task cover image
Individualised multifactorial treatment strategies are required to optimise outcomes

Adhering to screening recommendations is essential to avoiding increased HIV infection rates in remote communities
Good glycaemic control is not sufficient for avoiding adverse outcomes for mother and child
Position statement

Part 1 of a position statement to update the 2000 guidelines and inform the recommended management of men with androgen deficiency
Narrative review

Progress in the care of familial hypercholesterolaemia: 2016
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Significant advances have been made, but optimising models of care remains a major challenge
Management is often straightforward, but there are pitfalls which may lead to misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment
Effective treatment is available, but under-used, for a common and very costly health problem

Behavioural innovation is key to improving the health of one million Australians living with type 2 diabetes cover image
Policy, research and clinical practice need a paradigm shift, focused on human behaviour and psychology
The Paleo diet and diabetes cover image
Studies are inconclusive about the benefits of the Paleo diet in patients with type 2 diabetes
Obesity before pregnancy: new evidence and future strategies cover image
Pre-conception weight control is important for both mother and child — and for Australia
Medical education

Pitting and non-pitting oedema cover image
The distinction is essential to determine aetiology and treatment
Writing with light

The Writing with Light digital photography image gallery is available to view at: https://www.mja.com.au/multimedia/writingwithlight