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Despite regulatory changes to codeine, pharmacists continue to play a vital role in the safe and appropriate use of analgesics As our knowledge of pain has progressed, we now recognise …

It’s time to address some of the myths around corticosteroids. What’s the latest advice regarding the risks and appropriate use? It is common for topical corticosteroids to be prescribed to …

Mounting evidence supports the influence of the gut microbiome on our health, so what can you advise people to do? Knowledge about the human gut microbiome has increased significantly over …

What are the most important health issues affecting the nation’s children? We look into the latest reports and data on children’s health We often hear how the children of today …

Managing sports injuries correctly, using the proper protocols and appropriate dressing, can enhance wound healing and support a speedy recovery Australia is a nation of sports lovers. In fact, 80% …

Pharmacists have a key role in promoting skin health, especially reinforcing the importance of sun protection given research indicates many people still seek a tan Key points One in every …

Weight loss and muscle atrophy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are linked with increased morbidity and mortality. Yet malnutrition remains under-diagnosed and undertreated, The World Health Organisation defines …

Typically, people with cardiovascular disease have one or more comorbid conditions, which challenges treatment and can greatly impact the burden of disease Recent data suggests that more than four million …

Pharmacists are the medication experts, but can they also become advocates to help improve poor oral health? Despite advancements in oral health knowledge and treatments, many Australians continue to suffer …

Has there been a rise in the number of requests for emergency contraception during the pandemic? In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic it was suggested that pharmacists would see …

Experts warn that COVID-19 is likely to have a detrimental effect on our sleep — in turn posing a major risk to our long-term health and wellbeing By recognising that …

Dealing with a cough, sore throat and sneezing can be tiresome at the best of times, so what about during the COVID-19 pandemic? Coughs and colds are common, but they can …