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Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the role of pharmacists in mental health services Beyond Blue announced this week that Julia Gillard will be replacing Jeff Kennett at its head. Beyond Blue …

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 …

Health care systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians require know-how to navigate, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The burden of disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) population …

Kidney disease is easily missed but vital to identify, writes Jarrod McMaugh When it comes to organ function and pharmacy, there are two that impact on our day-to-day clinical roles …

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping prevent and treat vision loss, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen We rely on our eyes for many of our …

It can be hard to work out what’s normal when it comes to menstruation, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen For many women, “that time of the month” …

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 …

Pharmacists, not pharmacy assistants, need to intervene more in complementary medicine, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Self service of all complementary medicines in pharmacy comes with a plethora of issues. How many …

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 …

We all know adherence is a problem, so why should new year’s resolutions be any different? writes Karalyn Huxhagen One year at APP, I watched a presentation by Kos Sclavos …

It can be hard to find the time to make a commitment to exercise, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen After over-stuffing our bellies at Christmas gatherings, we …

Weight loss is an uphill battle, which is why a few helpful pieces of advice can matter, writes Ben Basger Here are six reasons why weight management is so hard: the …