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Australian GPs are offered guidelines not relevant to their patients, and they often ignore them Gerard Gill, Deakin University Guidelines for GPs are often based on evidence and studies performed …

Weekly Dose: ice and speed, the drugs that kept soldiers awake and a president young Julaine Allan Ice is a slang name for crystal methamphetamine – a stimulant drug that …

Too much salt and sugar and not enough exercise, experts say Rebecca Lindberg, Victoria University; Maximilian de Courten, Victoria University, and Rosemary Calder, Victoria University The report card is in. …

Are pharmacies taking the right approach in their medication management services? Provision of dose administration aids is now very much an accepted, standard part of pharmacy practice, but is the …

Weekly Dose: new morning after pill makes it difficult to choose which to take Esther Lau, Queensland University of Technology; Greg Kyle, Queensland University of Technology; Jose Manuel Serrano Santos, …

A lot has changed in the world since the AJP first landed in people’s mailboxes back in 1886… Now – following the demise of The Bulletin – the oldest continuously …

Personalised medicine has obvious benefits but has anyone thought about the issues? Nola Ries, University of Newcastle and Dianne Nicol, University of Tasmania US Vice President Joe Biden recently launched …

Health Check: how much salt is OK to eat? Kacie Dickinson, Flinders University Australian guidelines recommend limiting salt intake to six grams a day or less. The World Health Organisation …

A growing number of pharmacies are installing robotic dispensing systems to optimise prescription fulfilment, improve efficiency and deliver enhanced patient-centred consultations, reports Leanne Philpott According to an international report from …

Health Check: is man flu real? Sergio Diez Alvarez, University of Newcastle “Man flu” is a colloquial term based on the idea that men respond to symptoms of the common …

Heart disease remains the leading single cause of death in Australia and yet mortality is only part of the picture, writes Leanne Philpott Many men living with long-term cardiovascular disease …

The link between chronic pain and depression: which comes first? Michael Vagg, Barwon Health It’s easy to imagine that people with persistent pain have cause to become depressed. After all, …