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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 Is it time to move away from short-acting beta-agonists in asthma management? Evidence suggests that short-acting beta-agonist (SABAs) inhalers continue to …

Pharmacists play an important role in reviewing the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, assisting in managing the condition and identifying patients who may benefit from stepping down their PPI therapy, …

Pharmacists are well placed to spot swallowing trouble early and to help manage the problem as part of a health care team, write Carlene McMaugh and Jarrod McMaugh Pharmacists will …

University of Melbourne researcher Dr Andrew Tagg and some paediatrician colleagues looked at how long it takes Lego to exit the digestive system “Children frequently ingest coins (generally with minimal reported …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news  Adverse health effects and harms related to marijuana use This overview review explores the harms associated with marijuana use. Harm was …

New research has found a link between use of proton pump inhibitors and iron deficiency A collaboration between academics at the Universities of Melbourne, Utrecht and Maastricht is the first …

Fibre supplement Metamucil conducted an Australia-wide “Poop Culture Report” to take a look at our comfort levels when talking about the toilet Metamucil says that the research aims to help …

Pharmacists have a key role to play in the treatment of GORD, but they must adopt a holistic approach to patients and to the condition Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Treatment of vaginal atrophy with estriol and lactobacilli combination The combination of a vaginal ultra-low dose of 0.03 mg of …

Debbie Rigby examines the latest in research news Dual antiplatelet therapy: how, how long, and in which patients? Dual antiplatelet therapy is a crucial therapeutic intervention in patients with stable …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news  Deprescribing antihyperglycemic agents in older persons This guideline provides practical recommendations for making decisions about deprescribing antihyperglycemic agents. Deprescribing …