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Women’s health is a wide-ranging issue, and sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I am a firm believer that pharmacists should undertake training in psychology …

New research into the scope and success of the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Dementia shows high completion rates and an unexpected demographic mix. Researchers from the …

There is a strong link between symptoms of depression and cognitive decline, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. Researchers examined 460 West Australian adults and found that people …

The RACGP has created a new guide for GPs on prescribing benzodiazepines, focusing on patient-centred care, accountable prescribing and harm reduction – and called for a real-time prescription drug database. …

Eating disorders such as anorexia have led a group of academics to establish a specialist interactive, theatrical program that may help people to tackle a problem which affects 9% of …

St John’s Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new University of Adelaide research. …

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus—the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories—than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly …

Planning ahead is essential but not common for many older Australians living with a mental illness, according to research by the national mental health charity SANE Australia.   “Many people …

FIFO workers suffer from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629 WA fly-in fly-out workers …

As the end of the financial year approaches, the Pharmacists’ Support Service is reminding industry members that donations over $2 are tax deductible. No-one plans to need to seek support: …

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping their customers to be more active, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. As pharmacists we are all aware that …

The incidence of depression, stress and anxiety has grown alongside the unemployment figures, according to Roy Morgan research which has found the two trends are closely linked – especially for …