Louis Roller examines the ways in which pharmacists can help prevent and manage hypertension Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. …

Pharmacists should be expected to advise on how medicines and lifestyle impact heart health, writes Louis Roller Cardiovascular disease continues to have a major effect on the health of Australians …

Louis Roller takes a look at multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.  The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It’s considered …

Parkinson’s disease is a complex condition, writes Louis Roller Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive degenerative neurological disorder characterised by resting tremor, pill rolling of the fingers, a mask-like facies, …

Good sleep hygiene habits are key in combating insomnia, writes Louis Roller Insomnia is a very common disorder that has significant long-term health consequences. Australian population surveys have shown that …

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping people with epilepsy manage their condition, writes Louis Roller Epilepsy is defined as a chronic seizure disorder, or group of disorders, characterised …

Louis Roller takes a look at the issue of sexually transmitted infections Sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs or STIs) include: HIV, hepatitis B, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis as well …

With community pharmacy now directly involved in dispensing antiretrovirals, it’s more important than ever that pharmacists are up to speed on HIV, writes Louis Roller The acquired immune deficiency syndrome …

It’s almost summer, and time to brush up on skin cancer preventive behaviours, writes Louis Roller Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world; two out of …

An update on osteoporosis from Associate Professor Louis Roller Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone …

Dementia should not be expected as a normal part of ageing, writes Louis Roller “Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, In second childishness and mere oblivion, …

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, writes Louis Roller. More than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2013. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in …