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Pre-adolescent boys and girls have differing body image issues, requiring gender specific programs, researchers told the APS College of Health Psychologists Conference in Sydney today. Dr Catherine Connaughton and Dr …

Overweight people should exercise rather than count kilos if they want to reduce their risk of liver disease, diabetes and cardiovascular problems according to new research from the University of …

Growth in the number of people receiving pharmacotherapy treatment for opioid dependence has slowed, according to new information published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The release shows …

Complementary Medicines Australia has applauded the announcement by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, of a new collaborative governance arrangement for future GP training. It has highlighted the importance of …

Ensuring Opioid Maintenance Therapy is affordable for patients is an important strategy in helping stem prescription opioid and heroin addiction, a new report has found – but the current copayment …

Australia’s major public hospitals have recorded a marked fall in the rate of healthcare-associated Golden Staph bloodstream infections, the latest report from the National Health Performance Authority shows. The number …

The Board of the PSA has issued a call to action to its members to ensure the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement provides the best possible outcomes for consumers and the …

Community pharmacists can improve medicine compliance and patient quality of life by focusing on patients over the age of 65 years who are taking four or more medicines, an English …

Complementary Medicines Australia has responded to the Government’s Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation by calling for regulation that reflects risk, protects consumers, safeguards quality and promotes industry …

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says employers can help workers quit smoking by joining the free Workplace Quit Smoking Program. Delivered by the Queensland Quitline service, the program …

Childhood cancer survival has increased in Australia by 6% over recent decades, but one in five kids affected will still die within five years, new Cancer Council figures have revealed. …

A new review of thousands of studies has found little evidence for the long-term benefit of commercial weight loss programs in the US – with a few exceptions. John Hopkins …