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colds and flu


Worrying attitudes towards colds and flu have been highlighted by a new survey Nearly 40% of Australian adults prefer to “push through regardless” and carry on as normal when they …

Australians have less than a week to get the flu vaccination if they want protection, an expert says “Flu is here,” says Professor Robert Booy, Professor of Infectious Diseases at …

More Australians are beginning to understand why the flu is dangerous – but few are aware of its link to heart attack Dr Lorcan Ruane, Resident Medical Officer at the …

There’s “not a lot” of evidence for most cold remedies or a role for vitamins and supplements in fighting colds and flu, an expert says Professor Robert Booy, who is …

A drug compound being developed in Australia to combat the common cold virus and associated airway infections is set to be fast-tracked The molecule is being pushed for clinical trialling …

Vaccination gives pharmacists more ability to educate consumers about the flu, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The flu season is well and truly here. Pharmacy vaccination services are increasingly being utilised across …

Researchers have looked into whether corticosteroids are effective at reducing this painful symptom A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that a …

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy visited Priceline Pharmacy in Williamstown to encourage Victorians to get vaccinated Ms Hennessy highlighted the Victorian Government’s education initiative which saw more than 500 pharmacists …

Flu vaccination rolled out, pregnancy tests recalled… We take a look back at the week in pharmacy This week, there was good news for pharmacists who have been providing vaccination …

Discount Drug Stores is encouraging consumers to get their flu jabs and help protect children at the same time The banner group is supporting the health of impoverished children in …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest research news Factors associated with efficacy of an ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine combination drug in pharmacy customers with common cold symptoms The aim of this study …

A new study claims vitamin D supplementation is indicated in reducing respiratory tract infections, but the authors of an accompanying editorial are not so sure The paper, Vitamin D supplementation …