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lung health


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 …

A new report from Lung Foundation Australia shows that Australians’ negative attitudes to and stereotypes about lung cancer patients is impacting diagnosis and access to treatment. Lung cancer has a …

University of Newcastle respiratory researchers have discovered new factors and a pathway that may drive the onset of steroid resistance in severe asthma, which they hope could lead to a …

Lung Foundation Australia in collaboration with the Queensland Government’s Indigenous Respiratory Outreach Care Program have developed the first ever Australia-wide Lung Health Checklist specifically for the Indigenous community. The Checklist …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest research news relevant to pharmacy Vitamin D and Lung Function Decline in Adults With Asthma In this study of 395 adults with asthma, low serum …

Novartis has welcomed the concurrent publication and presentation of findings from the FLAME study in the New England Journal of Medicine and at the 2016 American Thoracic Society International Conference …

Pharmacists can help make senior customers aware of their risk of contracting pneumococcal pneumonia, says the Lung Foundation, particularly given pharmacy’s growing role in flu prevention. The Foundation is urging …

Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the availability of the first tiotropium-based combination therapy on the PBS for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Pharmacists can play a key role in educating people about their lungs… and keeping an eye on warning signs, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen Breathing is important. …