From managing minor ailments to educating on antibiotics, fever and concussion – pharmacists can make a significant impact on children’s health, says Leanne Philpott Back to school’ means a lot …

Pharmacists’ expertise in medicines and vaccines, plus their accessibility and high level of trust makes them ideal travel health providers There’s no denying that Australians love to travel. The stats …

Greater awareness of the risk factors for osteoporosis may help encourage early intervention and reduce fracture rates, writes Leanne Philpott Osteoporosis often goes undiagnosed until the first fracture occurs  Discussing …

Despite having one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, too many Australians are still falling short when it comes to sun protection, writes Leanne Philpott Key …

With seasonal allergies on the rise, and experts claiming that climate change may make things worse, pharmacists can be at-the-ready with allergy advice, says Leanne Philpott Hay fever is the …

Studies show an increase in prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). Reviewing the symptoms and guiding on the appropriate OTC treatments can help manage the condition. Leanne Philpott investigates It’s …

Contraceptive counselling benefits both public and individual patient health. So, should pharmacists offer more in the way of contraceptive advice and care? Leanne Philpott reports Many young women may have …

Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal, severe allergic reaction. And it is on the rise. Knowing the signs and how to respond are vital, says Leanne Philpott.  More than 4 million …

Pain is a major cause of upset for children, and their parents. Pharmacists can advise on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments available There are many causes of pain in children. …

Pharmacists can help their customers by addressing common flu and vaccine-related questions and assisting with symptomatic relief when flu strikes Early predictions for the flu season can be difficult, as …

Skin dryness might be considered a minor complaint but, if left untreated, severely dry skin can progress to flaking, fissuring and infection, writes Leanne Philpott Dry skin is common for …

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping—or in some cases attempting to. Surely, this highlights just how crucial sleep is for long-term health, writes Leanne Philpott Sleep problems …