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Thousands of Australians received a life-saving wake-up call discovering they were at serious and often unnecessary risk of stroke after taking part in Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check. The National …

Queensland University of Technology pharmacy student Samuel Turner has been named the Queensland Pharmacy Student of the Year. Turner, who was one of eight finalists, will now go on to …

A coalition of 17 peak and non-government organisations from the health and community sectors is calling on the Australian Government to scrap plans to cut nearly $800 million in funding …

Australian parents need to relax their guard, allow their children to play outdoors and enjoy all the benefits that physical activity brings, the National Heart Foundation said today. National Heart …

Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria has called for funding for the development of six dementia-friendly communities across Victoria over the next three years. The call comes as part of a white paper …

Over the five years 2008–2012, there were 105 deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Australia, with Indigenous women dying at more than twice the non-Indigenous women rate, according …

A multimodal approach to managing chronic non-cancer pain is needed, says NPS MedicineWise, as the number of scripts for opioids continues to rise. Around one in five Australians experience chronic …

A group of health and community organisations have expressed concerns to the Australian Government about the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the potential risks they say they …

The new Administration, Handling and Infrastructure fee set to be introduced in the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement will apply to Section 100 dispensing, Guild president George Tambassis has told the …

Australians are choosing discretionary food – foods that are high in energy but low in nutritional value – over fruits and vegetables, according to results from the Australian Health Survey …

An Australian-led global study investigating a treatment for colorectal cancer has shown the treatment provides significant benefit, a major gathering of oncologists have been told.

A major study of patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease has found that a DPP-4 inhibitor does not increase the risk for major adverse CV events, hospitalisation for heart failure or adverse events