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Brad Butt takes a look at low testosterone levels, what they mean for patients, and what questions patients may have The dominant male androgen is testosterone. Testosterone concentrations in boys …

Louis Roller takes a look at high blood pressure: the risks, the causes and the treatments 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 …

Jala Moushi takes a look at the “murky waters” of a condition which is not uncommon, but often missed by health practitioners BN, a 33-year-old female, presents to my pharmacy …

Ben Basger casts a critical eye on the use of antipsychotic medicines in non-psychotic illness Antipsychotics are prescribed for their sedative and tranquillising effects in very disturbed or aggressive patients; …

Louis Roller takes a look at the different types and levels of anxiety, and how pharmacists can help Anxiety is a normal and necessary human emotion that helps us avoid …

Ben Basger takes a look at some issues around medicinal cannabis, including the fact that data is still very much emerging Speaking to our Professor of Pain Management and Palliative …

Carlene McMaugh looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on endometriosis As outlined in previous Clinical Tips: Endometriosis articles, endometriosis is a chronic condition that is defined by the …

Louis Roller takes a look at antidepressants available in Australia Depression is part of a group of conditions known as mood disorders (which may include elevation or depression of mood). …

Keep an eye out for patients coming in to buy anti-diarrhoeals and pain medicines, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Everyone can relate to symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, …

Louis Roller takes a look at psoriasis, its treatments and comorbidities Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin and joint disorder characterised by erythema and scale. Men and women are equally …

Karalyn Huxhagen explores the considerations and triggers for children with asthma who are returning to school or starting for the first time Going back to school or starting school for …

Electronic cigarettes are a controversial and complex issue for pharmacy, writes Carlene McMaugh, due to the fact that there are a number of competing issues and concepts associated with their …