International health experts are calling on governments to take a stronger regulatory stand on caffeinated energy drinks, which have been associated with cardiac arrest and sudden death, heart palpitations, digestive …

Higher copayments and higher pricing signals not only impact on medication adherence but may lead to a rise in rates of discontinuation of some medications, a new study finds – …

A radical new approach may overturn the prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer’s disease has its origins in the brain, according to a new review of the evidence. The alternative explanation …

The Australian Self Medication Industry has welcomed new research that confirmed the benefits of chondroitin sulphate for osteoarthritis. A Cochrane Review of 9,110 people across 43 randomised controlled studies revealed …

An online interactive tool has been developed to provide practical and confidential support to victims of domestic violence. The new I-DECIDE website—an Australian-first—was developed by a team led by Professor …

Due to an unseasonal rise in wild mushroom poisonings across the State, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust together with NSW Health have issued a warning against eating them. …

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The under-explored issue of juvenile arthritis will be the focus for Arthritis Awareness Week (15-21 March) in 2015, highlighting the fact that reduced awareness – among the community and among …

Carl Gibson, chief executive of Complementary Medicines Australia has welcomed the results of a Cochrane Review of chondroitin sulfate that confirm the efficacy and safety of this supplement in the …

Australian cancer patients don’t have time to wait for access to new cancer drugs, says Medicines Australia. In its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the availability of new, innovative …

Working under high pressure almost always goes hand-in-hand with a decrease of performance in comparison to low-pressure situations, says Adjunct Associate Professor Lesley Braun, director, Blackmores Institute. Speaking to pharmacists …

A Deakin University study has found that Australian health websites are too difficult for the average person to read. Dr Matthew Dunn and Christina Cheng, researchers with Deakin’s School of …