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Setting a national salt reduction target could be an effective way to stem cardiovascular disease, say University of Sydney researchers. Publishing in the journal Nutrients, Dr Belinda Reeve and Professor …

Introducing children to allergenic foods earlier may help prevent them developing a food allergy, says a paediatric allergist at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. Australian parents have …

Australian scientists at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney have discovered a potential way to improve the world’s only stroke drug, a breakthrough they say may better protect stroke sufferers …

New data released today shows that cancer death rates in Australia are continuing to fall—but not quickly enough, according to Cancer Council Australia. Cancer Council Australia’s Director of Public Policy, …

University of Sydney researchers says they have identified a huge gap in knowledge about animal diseases which could spread to humans. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

The current downward trend in cancer death rates looks set to continue, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Cancer death rates have …

PSA has made a clarification on the collaborative model for pharmacists to be integrated into GP clinics, following AMA president Association Professor Brian Owler’s comments at the Press Club yesterday. …

For this National Pain Week, with the theme ‘Pain… Let’s talk about it’, NPS MedicineWise is releasing resources developed for Australians living with chronic pain. An aim is to encourage …

GPs remain concerned about the expanding role of pharmacists and what they might be paid to do in the future, AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler in an address to …

The Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to nominate an inspirational person in their community for a 2015 Stroke Award. The National Stroke Foundation is urging locals to get their nominations …

The latest round of price disclosure related price changes, which will come into effect on 1 October, 2015, have been announced. The chemotherapy drug capecitabine is to see a 52% …

Talk of expanding the GST to meet rising health costs is like prescribing the medicine before completing the diagnosis, says the Consumers Health Forum. “Tax is only part of the …