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chronic disease


The prevalence of gout is increasing in Australia, and pharmacists have a key role to play in its treatment and management, writes Brad Butt When one thinks about gout they …

Managing medications is crucial for Aboriginal Australians with chronic disease, writes Amy Page More Aboriginal Australians are living to greater ages. This means that problems of suboptimal prescribing for chronic …

People with medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, arthritis, cancer and depression are more likely to report marijuana use, according to a new study A large US study has looked …

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 …