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Know your progestogen from your progestin and progesterone? Bio-identical hormones vs. body-identical? Natural or synthetic treatments? Every woman will be affected by menopause in some way, either via symptoms or …

Pharmacists are repeatedly asked for pain relief for headache. With the availability of small quantities of some triptans in Australia from February 2021 for Pharmacist Only supply, patients with a …

Frailty is common in patients with COPD and is associated with poorer health outcomes, hospital admissions and failure to complete pulmonary rehabilitation. Early recognition of frailty in the natural course …

Faced with a patient whose demands put you in a professional quandary, what steps can you take to retain: professional identity and respect in the face of other healthcare professionals …

A good understanding of the evidence and safety of non-hormonal treatment options for menopausal symptoms is important to guide women in making informed choices that can improve quality of life …

Lung function tests are an essential part of diagnosis and ongoing management of chronic airways disease. Pharmacists can play a key role in identifying people at risk of, or with, …

Helping a customer with sleeping difficulty involves identifying and minimising any obstacles to achieving sleep and then tailoring appropriate interventions, which may well include non-pharmacological approaches and complementary medicines, writes …

The principle of informed consent is integral to the practice and delivery of healthcare. Ensuring that informed consent is properly obtained supports person-centred care, and is a legal, ethical and …

Exposure to traumatic events commonly results in a degree of psychological distress. In most instances psychological symptoms of distress settle down in the days to weeks following the event. However, …

Medication reviews are an opportunity for pharmacists to assess a person’s asthma control and inhaler device technique in the privacy of their home and integrate shared decision making for optimal …

Despite being a common condition, delirium is poorly recognised, and cases are often missed. As medications are one of the most common causes of delirium, pharmacists and general practitioners have …

Despite the accumulating body of scientific knowledge about, and the growing demand for access to products derived from medicinal cannabis, there is still an absence of the clinical trial data …