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adolescent health


Teen smoking rates are dropping… but there’s also a worrying increase in the popularity of roll-your-own tobacco amongst adolescents, warns the Cancer Council The Council is calling for Governments to …

With youth weeks rolling out across the country in April, pharmacists are being asked to better support young people with asthma Asthma Australia is encouraging both pharmacists and doctors to …

The number of deaths among young people from prescription and illicit opioid poisoning has nearly tripled in the past two decades, according to a US study A cross sectional US …

An immunisation expert has rejected a Guild call for pharmacists to vaccinate adolescents against whooping cough But for adults, pharmacists could be doing much more across the country, says Professor …

Melissa Kang, University of Technology Sydney and Lena Sanci, University of Melbourne As the opt-out period for the My Health Record continues, so too does the debate surrounding issues of …

Pharmacists could help adolescents gain an understanding of common OTC medicines and prevent misuse and misadventure later in life, a new study suggests A pilot intervention to improve the understanding …

The heads of two NSW pharmacy bodies have urged authorities to bring the state in line with other jurisdictions when it comes to vaccination Peter Carroll, president of the NSW …

Teenagers are increasingly abusing licit pharmaceuticals including painkillers, new research shows – and opioids aren’t the only drugs they’re misusing. Associate Professor of the National Drug Institute Nicole Lee analysed …

Figures from Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and compiled by KidSafe have shown that a significant proportion of poisonings are due to self-harm by children aged 14 and over. …

The AMA is urging school leavers celebrating Schoolies Week around the country to ensure their celebrations are memorable for all the right reasons, national president Dr Stephen Parnis, says. Schoolies …

A major survey of Australian teenagers shows that smoking rates are continuing to decline, in an encouraging trend welcomed by Quit Victoria and the Heart Foundation. The 2014 survey, led …

NPS Medicinewise is getting ready for Be Medicinewise Week 2015 next week: and throughout the week, the campaign will focus on encouraging Australians to be medicinewise at all ages and …