Weight loss and muscle atrophy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are linked with increased morbidity and mortality. Yet malnutrition remains under-diagnosed and undertreated, The World Health Organisation defines …

Typically, people with cardiovascular disease have one or more comorbid conditions, which challenges treatment and can greatly impact the burden of disease Recent data suggests that more than four million …

Pharmacists are the medication experts, but can they also become advocates to help improve poor oral health? Despite advancements in oral health knowledge and treatments, many Australians continue to suffer …

While the tightening of opioid rules might bring pain and panic, for patients and healthcare professionals alike, there’s hope for a positive outcome Over the past decade there has been …

Medicines are intended to prevent and treat disease and illness. Yet, in many cases, particularly those involving older Australians, medicines may be doing more harm than good As masters of …

Has there been a rise in the number of requests for emergency contraception during the pandemic? In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic it was suggested that pharmacists would see …

While pharmacists can assist with contraception management, they can also play a role in discussing the factors that can impact fertility According to the Department of Health, infertility is an …

Experts warn that COVID-19 is likely to have a detrimental effect on our sleep — in turn posing a major risk to our long-term health and wellbeing By recognising that …

Dealing with a cough, sore throat and sneezing can be tiresome at the best of times, so what about during the COVID-19 pandemic? Coughs and colds are common, but they can …

Due to the high prevalence of reflux symptoms in the general community and an array of over-the-counter options, many people turn to their local pharmacist first for treatment advice Despite …

With the availability of over-the-counter treatments for allergy symptoms, many people choose to self-treat. Yet, often this results in sub-optimal management Several studies have shown that allergic rhinitis (hay fever) can …

As new laws regarding the prescribing, dispensing and cultivation of medicinal cannabis come into play, pharmacists have an essential role in ensuring patients receive the right advice Since legislative changes …