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Calcium to help prevent osteoporosis is important, but pharmacists need to make consumers aware of absorption issues and side-effects, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Pharmacists have a …

Tackling the growing burden of obesity and its associated diseases requires a multifactorial approach, writes Louis Roller. Obesity may be defined as an increase in …

Some cancer patients place their faith in dietary cures, writes Ben Basger: what role can pharmacists have in helping them make good decisions? Have you …

Dementia should not be considered to be an inevitable and normal part of ageing, writes Louis Roller.   “I’m just wandering, I think of things …

Mental health issues are often poorly understood in the community, and pharmacists have a significant role to play on several levels, writes Louis Roller Around …

One of the biggest problems with stroke is that the general population can’t identify symptoms or risk factors, writes Ben Basger Stroke outcomes are more …

Sometimes men need to be scared into taking action when they present with pain and other symptoms, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Cancer in males can be …

Women’s health is a wide-ranging issue, and sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I am a firm believer that pharmacists …

Ben Basger offers some counselling tips and a treatment plan for the problem of nappy rash Try this test. Choose an area of hairless skin …

Various conditions and medications can be a cause of dental and oral problems, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, as can a range of habits consumers may not …

Presentations with respiratory tract infections may offer pharmacists an opportunity to educate patients about their antibiotic use, writes Ben Basger We know that the vast …

Providing the best advice on infant formula is a minefield for pharmacists, who don’t have enough resources on feeding Baby themselves, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Community pharmacy …