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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 …

There’s much more to quitting smoking than the usual stock advice, write Esther Lau and Lisa Nissen Smoking is bad for you! You need to stop smoking! Sometimes this is …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at opioid induced bowel dysfunction The close relationship between diarrhoea and constipation is a situation that pharmacists commonly encounter. The use of many medications can …

PPI use is increasing, writes Ben Basger—but what is its role long term? Do you think that when doctors decide to block the production of stomach acid by using a …

With community pharmacy now directly involved in dispensing antiretrovirals, it’s more important than ever that pharmacists are up to speed on HIV, writes Louis Roller The acquired immune deficiency syndrome …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at fungal infections Pharmacists are continually presented with rashes and itchy skin. The rash can be so many different things, but luckily the treatment is …

It’s almost summer, and time to brush up on skin cancer preventive behaviours, writes Louis Roller Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world; two out of …

How can pharmacists provide real help to the “worried well”? wonders Ben Basger Are people who have symptoms for which there is no obvious cause treated with medicines? You bet! …

Allergies and seasonal rhinitis are not just a minor condition that can be easily dismissed, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Spring is fast becoming summer and the hot winds and pollen in …

Here are a few thoughts on optimising lung health, writes Ben Basger We know that cognitive and physical impairment (such as manual dexterity, visual issues and the inspiratory force able …

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 …