The Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to visit their pharmacy for a free and fast health check, this World Hypertension Day today. National Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr Erin …

The theme of this year’s World Hypertension Day on 17 May 2015 is “know your numbers”. NPS MedicineWise is encouraging Australians with high blood pressure to take an active interest …

ASMI today supported calls by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia for a national real-time monitoring system for over-the-counter codeine containing analgesics. Dr Deon Schoombie, …

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is calling for the implementation of a national mandatory real-time monitoring system in community pharmacy to address the issue of abuse and dependency related to …

Labelling fast food menus with kilojoule values can shave almost 1,000kJ from the average daily diet of university students, according to new Australian research. The study, involving 713 University of …

Tobacco smoking and addiction is the major cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Australia; pharmacists are very well placed to assist with smoking cessation. Smokers are at increased risk …

A Labor MP has called for swifter resolution to the Community Pharmacy Agreement negotiations, stating that pharmacies and other businesses need certainty. Terri Butler, the MP for Griffith, praised one …

The trendy Paleo diet, which claims we’d be healthier if we ate more like our Stone Age ancestors, is based on a misunderstanding of how evolution works, according to a …

Cancer Council is warning older Queenslanders to stay SunSmart and check their skin, with new research showing more older Queenslanders are being diagnosed with skin cancer than ever before. New …

There was nothing to celebrate about Budget 2015, says the Australian Dental Association: instead, it left a bad taste in the mouth for consumers and dentists alike. Many consumers relying …

Internationally recognised scientists, Prof Cyndi Shannon Weickert and Dr Tom Weickert have recently reported that the drug raloxifene – an oestrogen-based medication – already used in the treatment of cancer …

The University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research has welcomed the 2015 Federal Budget commitment to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), beginning with $400 million in disbursements to …