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So-called minor ailments can have a significant impact on patients’ lives, writes Carlene McMaugh Common ailments are those conditions that a person would reasonably be expected to self-treat on their …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Thunderstorm-triggered asthma: what we know so far Thunderstorm-triggered asthma (TA) is the occurrence of acute asthma attacks immediately following a thunderstorm. …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

To mark World Asthma Day on Tuesday, the National Asthma Council Australia asked patients what they most wanted to know about asthma and allergy National Asthma Council Director and general …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Penicillin allergy Penicillin allergy is commonly reported, but 9 out of 10 times, penicillin will be tolerated if administered. …

Asthma experts have warned that real Christmas trees can trigger asthma symptoms and nasty respiratory problems Experts from the National Asthma Council Australia have highlighted “Christmas tree syndrome,” in which …

Cow’s milk protein allergy may be helping the baby milk industry to form relationships with paediatricians, warns one expert An investigation published by the BMJ suggests that cows’ milk protein …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Overdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy Leads to Costly, Inappropriate Treatment A growing body of evidence suggests that as few as 10% of …

Should pharmacists play an active role in penicillin skin testing? These practitioners think the move could help reduce antimicrobial resistance Penicillin allergy is one of the most frequently self-reported drug …

Jarrod McMaugh and Carlene McMaugh talk device technique, thunderstorm asthma and treatment for allergic rhinitis Despite the name, seasonal rhinitis is actually a perennial issue for pharmacists – atopy is …

Almost all Australians with moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis are experiencing disrupted sleep and its impact on health and wellbeing Mylan Health has released the results of its YouGov Galaxy research in …

Anaesthetists are calling for a ban, or an upschedule to Prescription Only, for cough medicines containing pholcodine Dr Paul McAleer, a specialist anaesthetist and chair of the multidisciplinary organisation The …