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From latex allergy to why you shouldn’t wear two condoms, Louis Roller takes a look at this most important of contraceptive devices “Safe sex is an act of self-love.”             …

Parents may find calculating dosage for children challenging, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen A young mother comes into your pharmacy with her two sick children, clutching a …

The very hot weather Australia is currently experiencing brings a high risk of dehydration, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The very young and older people are more prone to dehydration in hot …

It’s all too easy for patients to make New Year’s Resolutions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, and then abandon them… but pharmacists can help keep them on track. I am sure we …

Christmas isn’t a happy time for everybody, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen, but pharmacists can help Christmas is usually a time for celebration, being with family and …

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and its treatments require evaluation of symptom control, writes Ben Basger The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recommended that doctors don’t use proton pump inhibitors …

Ben Basger takes a look at antiretroviral therapy for HIV… Here is a brief story in point form about drug treatment for adults infected with HIV that you might find …

Tinea, in all its incarnations, is a common problem seen in pharmacies, writes Louis Roller Tinea (ringworm) is a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by …

Australians may be more aware in the 21st century of safe sun behaviours, but the incidence of skin cancer remains high and pharmacists need to be vigilant, writes Louis Roller. …

How does a pharmacist cope with all the new information about vitamins and minerals—as well as consumers’ interest in them? wonders Karalyn Huxhagen The complementary medicine area of health is …

Ben Basger explains allergic drug reactions. Here are five things you may find interesting about allergic drug reactions. Allergic drug reactions represent about 10 ─ 15% of all types of …

Lung conditions are myriad, writes Louis Roller, who takes us through a range of conditions pharmacists are likely to see Lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in …