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Volume 187, Issue 9 — 5 November, 2007

From the editor’s desk

In This Issue

Dr Ruth Armstrong
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 482. 

Federal Election 2007

Health and the federal election, 2007

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 484.

Challenges in health and health care for Australia

Bruce K Armstrong, James A Gillespie, Stephen R Leeder, George L Rubin and Lesley M Russell
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 485-489. 

Good health systems, getting better

Tony Abbott
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 490-492.

Taking leadership — tackling Australia’s health challenges

Nicola Roxon
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 493-495.

A mandate to strengthen the health system

Rosanna Capolingua
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 497-499.


The media and prostate cancer screening

Suzanne K Steginga and Robert (aka Frank) A Gardiner
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 501-502.

The modern cigarette, an unregulated disaster

Nigel J Gray
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 502-503.

Australia urgently needs a federal government body dedicated to monitoring and preventing sports injuries

John W Orchard, Stephen R Leeder, Gary E Moorhead, Jessica J Coates and Peter D Brukner
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 505-506.


“The news is [not] all good”: misrepresentations and inaccuracies in Australian news media reports on prostate cancer screening

Ross MacKenzie, Simon Chapman, Alexandra Barratt and Simon Holding
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 507-510. 

The management of primary cutaneous melanoma in Victoria in 1996 and 2000

John W Kelly, Michael A Henderson, Vicky J Thursfield, John Slavin, Jill Ainslie and Graham G Giles
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 511-514. 

Trends in hospitalisation rates for road traffic injuries in child motor vehicle passengers in New South Wales, July 1998 – June 2005

Wei Du, Caroline F Finch, Andrew Hayen and Julie Hatfield
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 515-518. 


Barrett’s oesophagus and columnar metaplasia: saying what we mean

Norman J Carr
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 519-521.

Pituitary masses: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach

Warrick J Inder and Frank P Alford
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 522-523.

Notable cases

Autoimmune hepatitis following infliximab therapy for ankylosing spondylitis

Gerard Ozorio, Bruce McGarity, Haesung Bak, Andrew S Jordan, Henry Lau and Cathy Marshall
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 524-526. 

Diagnostic dilemmas

Hypernatraemia and rhabdomyolysis

Jason P Denman
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 527-528.

Poverty and Human Development

Rising poverty is bad for our health

Peter Saunders and Peter Davidson
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 530-531.

The need for leadership in global health

Stephen R Leeder, Susan U Raymond and Henry M Greenberg
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 532-535. 

Medical students, medical schools and international health

Gregory J Fox, James E Thompson, Victor C Bourke and Gregory Moloney
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 536-539. 


EpiPen use in children with food allergies

Clare W Allen, Dianne E Campbell and Andrew S Kemp
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 542.

Is “nut-free” sunflower seed butter safe for children with peanut allergy?

Denise C Hsu and Constance H Katelaris
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 542-543.

Book review


In Other Journals

Dr Tanya Grassi
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (9): 540.