Louis Roller looks at the risk factors and preventive strategies for falls Falls are a main cause of morbidity and disability in older persons. More than one-third of persons 65 years …

Louis Roller takes a look at a common but often stigmatised condition “The hardest thing about ADHD is it is ‘invisible’ to outsiders. People just assume that we are not …

With all the challenges 2020 has thrown at us, stress management is more important than ever, writes Louis Roller In these difficult stressful days of catastrophic bushfires, floods, COVID-19, recession, …

Pharmacists are the front-line warriors in preventing drug interactions when it comes to diabetes, writes Louis Roller Facts One  person develops diabetes every five minutes. Around 1.5 million Australians have …

Louis Roller takes a look at the bane of parents everywhere: head lice Head lice or nits (Pediculus humanus capitus) are small, wingless insects that live, breed and feed on …

It’s important to spend time with patients who have anxiety, writes Louis Roller Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s …

Pharmacists have a significant role to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Louis Roller “Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and …

Pharmacists can play an important role in helping patients with dementia and their carers, writes Louis Roller Dementia is a syndrome due to disease of the brain, usually of a …

Louis Roller lists 10 pharmacist counselling points for people with depression “If there be a hell on earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man’s heart.” —Robert Burton, …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at high blood pressure, its treatments and its consequences Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently …

Louis Roller takes a look at MS: the types, treatments and what pharmacists can do to help Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.  …

Chronic pain is often an invisible disability, writes Louis Roller  Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. It may be for acute pain  such as …