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It’s important to get to the underlying causes of faecal incontinence, writes Jarrod McMaugh Incontinence is a distressing issue for individuals who experience it, as well as their family or …

It’s important to look into whether use of certain medicines is appropriate for people with life-limiting illnesses,writes Ben Basger Pre-existing medical conditions commonly occur in people with life-limiting illnesses. Generally, …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes aim at the price war and lack of state cooperation in pharmacist immunisation Immunisation in pharmacy definitely has reached the first stage but there is more to …

Pharmacists can work together with Muslims observing Ramadan to advise on best use of medicines and managing conditions, write Jarrod McMaugh and Fizza Mahmood Ramadan is a month when Muslims …

Louis Roller takes a look at the types of lupus, its causes and treatments Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body. There …

Ben Basger takes a look at hypertension, its causes and the risks it poses What do we know about hypertension in older people? We know that there is a marked …

There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis, but treatment can slow its progression, writes Louis Roller Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that predominantly affects the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Long-term issues …

Premature babies need extra care—particularly regarding how they take medications, write Jarrod McMaugh and Carlene McMaugh Babies are considered to be pre-term or premature if they are born before 37 …

Pharmacists can make small changes that can greatly help patients with movement disorders, writes Karalyn Huxhagen Parkinson’s disease (PD) comes in a variety of forms. While it may start slow …

Louis Roller takes a look at the most serious form of allergic reaction: anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. It must …

Karalyn Huxhagen takes a look at the health system barriers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians One of the recommendations listed in the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health …

Ben Basger highlights eight key points about glaucoma Glaucoma can eventually lead to complete blindness. It can be present for a long time before one has symptoms, and about half …