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A large percentage of emergency department presentations could be managed more appropriately by community health services such as pharmacists More than one-third of presentations to hospital emergency departments (EDs) are …

Even without COVID-19, there’s already strain on access to health care, with nearly a quarter of Australians unable to see a GP when they feel they need to A new …

Doctors have again lashed out at suggestions that pharmacists could provide more health services, such as a minor ailments service NewsGP reported on a recent study conducted by the University …

Tobacco use contributed to around 21,000 deaths in 2015 – though the rate of disease burden is falling But the burden linked to past smoking rose by 15%, the new …

The overall health of the Australian population improved substantially between 2003 and 2015, a new report shows But further gains could be achieved by reducing lifestyle-related risk factors, according to …

Natural health products were the most popular OTC medicines sold in pharmacies in 2015-16, according to latest AIHW stats Among over-the-counter products sold in pharmacies, which do not require a …

What’s the latest when it comes to Australian mothers and their babies? Here are the most recent stats and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on …

A new report shows the number of prescriptions fell in 2016 to 2017, while PBS spending grew by 11% from the previous year According the latest report from the Australian …

Misuse of pharmaceuticals is now responsible for more deaths than illegal drugs, new data show A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Non-medical use of pharmaceuticals: …

When it comes to drugs Aussies – especially teens – are healthier than ever, according to the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) …

Relatively small changes could have a significant effect in reducing the health impact of overweight or obesity in Australia, according to a new report from the AIHW These could be …

Positive strides have been made in the immunisation of Australian girls against HPV, according to a new AIHW report The school-based National HPV Vaccination Program for girls began in 2007, and …