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How does diet impact mental health, and what role can pharmacists play? Sheshtyn Paola investigates “You are what you eat,” the adage goes. As a society we’ve become increasingly aware …

Lifestyle factors can play an important role in maintaining healthy ovulation and boosting natural fertility Women who are actively trying to start a family, planning for the future or even …

Pharmacy is often the first stop for patients with suspected respiratory tract infections; presenting an opportunity to provide antibiotic stewardship and self-care advice Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are highly prevalent …

Tooth decay, oral cancer and gum disease are among the many oral health problems that can be prevented by pharmacists  In 2018, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Australian Health …

Australia has been touted as the ‘world’s allergy capital’ due to its high rates of allergies and anaphylaxis, and healthcare professionals say the number of cases continues to rise Allergies …

Despite the growing interest in probiotics, what does the evidence tell us and what advice should pharmacists be giving their customers?  It seems that rising awareness of the link between …

Recognising the true extent of a child’s pain is vital, as is selecting the appropriate treatment, and advising on adjunct non-pharmacological treatment strategies In a pharmacy setting, children experiencing mild, …

How pharmacists can play a leading role on the mental health frontline As well as being a Monash University master’s student, Kevin Ou also works in a community pharmacy in …

Experts agree menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is safe and effective for women with no absolute contraindications—but timing is critical Leading menopause experts have welcomed a UK study that suggests the …

What advice can you offer on maintaining healthy skin or counselling on chronic skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis? While you can’t change the weather, you can encourage people …

Despite a ministerial apology, and subsequent National Action Plan, women with endometriosis continue to experience delayed diagnosis, ongoing pain and indifference Endometriosis is a debilitating, chronic condition that affects 200 …

Numerous studies have shown pharmacists are well placed to support sleep health. However, what is the true depth and feasibility of their role in this area? We are now more …