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lung health


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a leading cause of death in Australia and yet half of all people with the condition don’t even know they have it This presents a …

Scientists have developed a formulation that increases the delivery of a novel “antivirulence” agent to the lungs to manage cystic fibrosis A new rat study presented at the International Pharmaceutical …

University of Western Australia researchers have examined antibody production after pneumococcal vaccination A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines has identified a type of immune cell which …

New medicines worth $310 million have been added to the PBS this week, the Health Minister has announced The drugs were added to the PBS on Monday this week, with …

NPS MedicineWise is launching a new educational program on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for health professionals Recognising that COPD can be a complex and challenging condition for health professionals to …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Off-Label Dosing of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants and Adverse Outcomes Evaluation Of patients in the ORBIT-AF II trial …

A new study by Canadian scientists suggests that a third people who have been diagnosed with asthma could put their puffers away for good The researchers suggest in a study …

The NHMRC has announced almost $5 million in funding for the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases. NHMRC participated in a request for research applications from the Global Alliance …

Here are a few thoughts on optimising lung health, writes Ben Basger We know that cognitive and physical impairment (such as manual dexterity, visual issues and the inspiratory force able …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Evaluation of the first pharmacist-administered vaccinations in Western Australia This initial evaluation of WA pharmacist vaccination services showed that …

With just two weeks until the end of the CPD year, the Guild Academy has announced an online course to assist pharmacists in understanding the use of Ellipta devices in …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Systematic Review of Errors in Inhaler Use: Has Patient Technique Improved Over Time? A systematic search for articles reporting direct observation …