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chronic disease


Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research relevant to pharmacy Cost-related underuse of asthma medicines A survey by 792 Australian adults and 609 parents of children with …

New research shows the potentially life-saving benefits of integrating pharmacists within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services James Cook University, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled …

Pharmacists are being urged to take a leading role in dealing with chronic wounds during Wound Awareness Week Chronic wounds are a “hidden affliction,” says Wounds Australia, ahead of the …

How well-off you are can significantly affect your chances of suffering a non-communicable disease or dying early Australia’s Health Tracker by Socio-Economic Status, a new report by the Australian Health …

The Pharmacy Guild has begun talks with Health Minister Greg Hunt to discuss how pharmacy can help avoid hospital admissions In this week’s edition of Guild newsletter Forefront, national executive …

Consider recommending this free app to patients who need support managing daily life in the face of chronic illness Melburnian Justin McLean (pictured above) was in his 40s, fit and healthy and …

University of Sydney has launched a free online course about easing the burden of obesity, diabetes, cancer and CVD The University’s Charles Perkins Centre has this week released a new …

National Heart Week is a good opportunity to conduct blood pressure checks and talk to patients about hypertension The event runs from 30 April to 6 May, and this year’s …

Wearable devices may help people increase their physical activity and reduce their risk of various diseases, experts say In this month’s Medical Journal of Australia, researchers from the Centre for …

While the pilot study has drawn strong criticism from doctors, AMA says it could be a positive step to support GP care plans The Victorian government last week announced a …

A new pilot program that will enable pharmacists to monitor chronic conditions and manage medications has drawn criticism from GP quarters Edit: This story has been edited to remove out-of-date …

Young smokers are being sought to take part in a product trial that may slow lung decline The GSK-funded trial, being run by The George Institute for Global Health, is …