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Pharmacists can have a strong role to play in helping patients manage this embarrassing condition, writes Jarrod McMaugh Urinary incontinence is a the term to describe the involuntary loss of …

When should a pharmacist start to suspect symptoms may point to bowel cancer? asks Jarrod McMaugh When a health professional is asked to list the signs and symptoms of bowel …

Vaccination gives pharmacists more ability to educate consumers about the flu, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The flu season is well and truly here. Pharmacy vaccination services are increasingly being utilised across …

Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen explore the daily difficulties faced by people living with arthritis Imagine waking up every day feeling like you have been hit by a …

Louis Roller examines the ways in which pharmacists can help prevent and manage hypertension Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. …

Pharmacists need to consider the multiple factors in falls risk, writes Jarrod McMaugh As the most accessible health professionals, pharmacists encounter a lot of people who are at risk of …

Pharmacists should be expected to advise on how medicines and lifestyle impact heart health, writes Louis Roller Cardiovascular disease continues to have a major effect on the health of Australians …

Louis Roller takes a look at multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.  The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It’s considered …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at helping new parents, particularly during trying times and natural disasters Parenting comes with lots of advice, books to read, YouTube to watch and a thousand tales …

Parkinson’s disease is a complex condition, writes Louis Roller Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive degenerative neurological disorder characterised by resting tremor, pill rolling of the fingers, a mask-like facies, …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the role of pharmacists in mental health services Beyond Blue announced this week that Julia Gillard will be replacing Jeff Kennett at its head. Beyond Blue …

Good sleep hygiene habits are key in combating insomnia, writes Louis Roller Insomnia is a very common disorder that has significant long-term health consequences. Australian population surveys have shown that …