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The range of benefits from pharmacist vaccination is huge, and so is the potential, writes Karalyn Huxhagen FIP recently released ‘An overview of current pharmacy impact on immunisation: A global …

An update on osteoporosis from Associate Professor Louis Roller Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone …

Mental health issues often don’t occur in isolation, writes Ben Basger There are challenges when dealing with mental health patients. Responses from such patients may differ from other types of …

Australians need to be encouraged to make the time for screening programs, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Pink October is a major event to raise the awareness of all cancers that affect …

How can pharmacists help prevent stroke? writes Ben Basger About 50, 000 Australians have a stroke (cerebrovascular accident or CVA) per year. Factors that increase the risk of stroke are …

Cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia, writes Louis Roller. More than 44,000 people died from cancer in 2013. Cancer accounted for about 3 in 10 deaths in …

Here are 14 reasons why doctors may inappropriately prescribe antibiotics, writes Ben Basger Australians are amongst the highest users of antibiotics in the developed world, with approximately one antibiotic prescription …

Pharmacists need to play a key role in helping people with ongoing pain to get assistance, write Dr Esther Lau, Prof Lisa Nissen and Tony Hall You know that awful …

Discussing medicines and Baby mustn’t stop when a baby is born, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Customers will ask about medications during their pregnancy. There are many myths and it is the …

Many people need more help than you’d expect in taking care of their oral health, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy contributes to dental and oral health in many ways: Tooth …

Dr Ben Basger looks at how pharmacists can protect seniors from adverse events caused by medications Did you know that one in four community-living older people are hospitalised for medication-related …

Hepatitis C is curable, and all Australians living with the disease should be considered for antiviral therapy, writes Louis Roller Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver, often characterised …