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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% …

Can people taking legally prescribed medications that contain THC be penalised for drug driving? Amie Hayley, Swinburne University of Technology, investigates Around 25,000 Australians currently use medicinal cannabis products. They …

Pharmacists play a vital role in assisting women with their healthcare needs throughout all stages of life. In this installment of our women’s health series we look at factors more …

The concept of how we manage allergic rhinitis in the community is shifting, thanks to a growing understanding of patients’ perceptions and behaviour regarding treatment Allergic rhinitis is a common …

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 …

There’s widespread panic, restrictions and quarantines are in place, medicines are in short supply, false information is spreading, staff are getting sick and people are refusing to wear masks. Welcome …

Nick Haslam from the University of Melbourne looks at constructive and not-so-constructive ways Australians are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges. Many of us have …

Simone Pettigrew, George Institute for Global Health, looks at an unexpected opportunity Smokers are worried. A respiratory disease is running rampant across the globe and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits …

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 …

The last couple of months have seen a resurgence of the coronavirus in Australia, with Victoria forced into a lockdown of unprecedented severity. What impact have recent developments had on …

Regional Australia is feeling the strain on health services due to the pandemic, and the situation is especially acute—and tense—in areas close to state borders. How are pharmacists coping with …

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 …