A radical new approach may overturn the prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer’s disease has its origins in the brain, according to a new review of the evidence. The alternative explanation …

The Australian Self Medication Industry has welcomed new research that confirmed the benefits of chondroitin sulphate for osteoarthritis. A Cochrane Review of 9,110 people across 43 randomised controlled studies revealed …

An online interactive tool has been developed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence. The new I-DECIDE website—an Australian-first—was developed by a team led by Professor …

Due to an unseasonal rise in wild mushroom poisonings across the State, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust together with NSW Health have issued a warning against eating them. …

Arthritis: clinical tips by Karalyn Huxhagen, community pharmacist and 2010 Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Pharmacist of the Year. One recent Sunday morning, an arrogant middle-aged male asked for medication for …

The under-explored issue of juvenile arthritis will be the focus for Arthritis Awareness Week (15-21 March) in 2015, highlighting the fact that reduced awareness – among the community and among …

Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia has welcomed the results of a Cochrane Review of chondroitin sulfate that confirm the efficacy and safety of this supplement in the …

Australian cancer patients don’t have time to wait for access to new cancer drugs, says Medicines Australia. In its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the availability of new, innovative …

Working under high pressure almost always goes hand-in-hand with a decrease of performance in comparison to low-pressure situations, says Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Braun, director, Blackmores Institute. Speaking to pharmacists …

A Deakin University study has found that Australian health websites are too difficult for the average person to read. Dr Matthew Dunn and Christina Cheng, researchers with Deakin’s School of …

Blackmores is about to delete 18 products from its grocery line and plans to enhance the brand’s presence in pharmacy with bespoke lines, MD David Fenlon told a gathering of …

Cigarettes kill two out of every three long-term smokers, a study published in the international journal BMC Medicine shows – making the habit even deadlier than previously believed. Previously, it …