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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 …

Most smokers regret ever having taken up the habit, so how can pharmacists best support people to quit? Sheshtyn Paola explores the latest research and expert advice Jessica* started smoking …

Given that more than 10 million Australians traveled overseas last year, could your pharmacy take on a bigger role in travel health? As more people embark on international travel, not only …

There is growing concern over the level of antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals in the environment. Sheshtyn Paola investigates how this can lead to the spread of antimicrobial resistance In the …