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Filters: a cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment Filters were engineered to make cigarettes taste better, and seem safer. from www.shutterstock.com Kathryn Barnsley, University of Tasmania …

Quantifying the true effect of a drug on the population goes beyond looking at the short-term results of clinical trials, says doc A Sydney cardiologist has pointed out the importance …

Influenza has traditionally been the underdog of vaccine-preventable diseases, write Julie Leask and Samantha Carlson Julie Leask, Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Samantha Carlson, Research Officer for the National Centre for Immunisation Research …

Despite the downturn in the analgesics category, pharmacy’s trusted advice and proactive approach might just be the key to driving positive future growth According to Nielsen data, in the last …

This condition is so often diagnosed incorrectly as dry eye – but how can you tell the difference? Have you heard of blepharospasm? Maybe not… but you may have seen …

Pharmacists are a prime source of advice on treating common winter ailments such as cough and cold symptoms, says Leanne Philpott Winter ills are typically managed through self-care but when …

We all know the story, men’s health is worse than women’s in most measures, but what can be done about it? And does pharmacy have a role to play? Chris …

The 2017 flu season is nearly upon us, but this time pharmacy is ready to play a greater role than ever before. Megan Haggan investigates This year follows the two …

For most people our eyes provide around 80% of the information from our surroundings, and pharmacists are perfectly placed to help consumers maintain good eye health.

Pharmacists will have more contact with cancer patients as more and more of them are treated with oral anticancer medicines that can be taken at home, reports Lisa Offord. Key …

Pharmacists are being encouraged to increase awareness of the benefits of good oral health care by integrating key messages into discussions with patients, reports Lisa Wall. Key points: Pharmacists are …

Despite what we might think about men, it seems they do want to talk about their health concerns, and community pharmacy might be the perfect place, reports Leanne Philpott. Key …