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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 …

What role does pharmacy have to play in boosting the diagnosis and treatment of testosterone deficiency? Men are, of course, roughly half of the population, but as everyone in health …

Pharmacists and other health professionals provide a crucial role in supporting people who are struggling with mental illness or at risk of suicide Lauren* struggled in secret for years with …

There’s a lot of hype about probiotics – and consumer interest is outrunning their understanding of the evolving science Probiotics—and prebiotics—are a growing and swiftly-evolving product segment in Australia, with …

Dealing with children’s pain is complex and not just a matter of assessing and treating them like a small adult When it comes to children’s pain management, the accurate assessment of …

Already the 2019 flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst years on record, due to the large number of influenza cases already confirmed As early as …

Motherhood is a minefield of conflicting advice. As such, pharmacists play a key support role, particularly when it comes to infant feeding The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends mothers worldwide …