The RACGP has released its top five tests, treatments and procedures that should be questioned by GPs and their patients, as part of the launch of Choosing Wisely Australia. Created …

South Australian health minister Jack Snelling has encouraged Australians in his state to be vaccinated against flu, announcing that more than 50 pharmacists in South Australia can administer the flu …

New research has found that a low calorie liquid formula diet may help treat and prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes. Losing weight and following a restricted diet is already …

A new shingles vaccine has proven almost completely effective in preventing the condition, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research shows that the vaccine, …

Pharmacists could administer more vaccines than those currently delivered in the community setting, the final report on Stage One of the QPIP initiative suggests. The QPIP pilot demonstrated that a …

Pharmacy Alliance and the team at Williams Valley Pharmacy in Dungog are focusing on disaster recovery following a deluge of rain that fell in the early hours of Tuesday morning, …

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is requiring Medicines Australia to strengthen its public reporting as a part of authorising edition 18 of its Code of Conduct for five years. …

The age profile of people accessing publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment agencies is changing, with the proportion of clients aged over 40 increasing, according to statistics released today …

The Efficiency in Health research paper from the Productivity Commission has recommended Australia deregulate pharmacy: reform to the ownership and location rules are inevitable and should be undertaken within the …

From 1 July 2015, HIV medicines, on prescriptions dated 1 July 2015 or later, will be able to be dispensed in community pharmacy, with Government remuneration. The medicines remain Section …

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental …

Jack Heath, CEO of mental health organisation SANE Australia, has called for a five year coordinated national campaign to reduce mental illness stigma. “Stigma prevents people getting the help they …