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Volume 184, Issue 2 — 16 January, 2006

From the editor’s desk

Primum non nocere — to yourself

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 49. 

In This Issue

Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 50. 

Editorials

Obesity and reproductive health

Alison J Nankervis, Jennifer J Conn and Rachael L Knight
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 51.

Are meal replacements an effective clinical tool for weight loss?

Garry Egger
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 52-53.

The silent infection: should we be testing for perinatal hepatitis C and, if so, how?

Winita Hardikar, Elizabeth J Elliott and Cheryl A Jones
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 54-55.

Research

The prevalence and impact of overweight and obesity in an Australian obstetric population

Leonie K Callaway, Allan M Chang, H David McIntyre and Johannes B Prins
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 56-59. 

Effect of dog-walking on autonomic nervous activity in senior citizens

Masahiko Motooka, Nell L Kennedy, Hiroto Koike and Tomoyuki Yokoyama
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 60-63. 

Television viewing habits associated with obesity risk factors: a survey of Melbourne schoolchildren

Jo Salmon, Karen J Campbell and David A Crawford
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 64-67. 

Lifestyle factors and risk of dementia: Dubbo Study of the elderly

Leon A Simons, Judith Simons, John McCallum and Yechiel Friedlander
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 68-70. 

Position statement

Physical activity for people with cardiovascular disease: recommendations of the National Heart Foundation of Australia

Tom G Briffa, Andrew Maiorana, Noella J Sheerin, Anthony G Stubbs, Brian F Oldenburg, Neville L Sammel and Roger M Allan
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 71-75. 

Clinical update

Nutrition problems in an obesogenic environment

Rosemary A Stanton
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 76-79. 

Viewpoint

What do we know about men’s help-seeking and health service use?

James A Smith, Annette Braunack-Mayer and Gary Wittert
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 81-83. 

Notable cases

Succimer therapy for congenital lead poisoning from maternal petrol sniffing

Suzanna T Powell, Srinivas Bolisetty and Gavin R Wheaton
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 84-85. 

Lessons from practice

Cryptococcal dementia in a patient with sarcoidosis

Siddhartha Deb, Mark Walterfang, Daniel Varghese, Bruce Tomlinson, Dennis Velakoulis and Damon P Eisen
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 86-87. 

Letters

Probable transmission of meningococcal disease on a school bus

Frank H Beard, Jeremy M McAnulty, John W Tapsall and Angelo M Zaia
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 90.

Willingness of general practitioners to participate in enhanced primary care discharge care planning

David B Preen, Belinda E S Bailey and Alan Wright
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 90-91.

Action is required to reduce kava supply in Arnhem Land . . . again!

Alan R Clough, Bart J Currie, Maymuna W Yunupingu and Katherine M Conigrave
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 91-92. 

Specialty training should not be exclusively hospital-based

John W Orchard
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 92.

Malignant ascites and bacterial peritonitis

Ami Schattner and Noa Ben-Baruch
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 92-93.

Severe nocturnal bradycardia with daytime tachycardia in obstructive sleep apnoea

John C Bridgman and William F Heddle
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 93-94.

Intern choices for the first graduates of James Cook University

Richard B Hays, Ian Wronski, Jan Veitch and Tamara McCloskey
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 94.

Problem-based learning: a dissemination success story?

Robert G Batey
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 94-95.

Barriers to student access to patients in a group of teaching hospitals

Graham D Tracy
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 95-96.

Use of prescribed medications in a South Australian community sample

Rohan A Elliott
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 96.

Use of prescribed medications in a South Australian community sample

Robert D Goldney and Laura J Fisher
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 96.

Correction

Correction: Is the Australian hospital system adequately prepared for terrorism?

Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, Mark Fitzgerald, Thomas Kossmann, Gim Tan, Michele Gardner, Andrew Pearce, Anthony Joseph and Shmuel Shapira
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 67.

Correction: The use of cusum analysis in the early detection and management of hospital bed occupancy crises

Claire M Burns, Cameron J Bennett, Colin T Myers and Michael Ward
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 67.

Obituary

Carel Pieter de Ruyter van Gend MB ChB, MRCP(Glas), FRACP

David van Gend
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 80. 

Book review

Sickening health care?

John M Dwyer
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): ?.

Columns

In Other Journals

Dr Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 88.