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stroke


Jarrod McMaugh takes a look at the patient perspective regarding stroke… and how pharmacists can help The pathophysiology of stroke is one that pharmacists are familiar with, and does not …

Are CVD-related deaths going up or down? Here’s the latest based on data collected between 1980 and 2015 1. Death rates from cardiovascular disease have fallen considerably since the late …

A relatively new drug has been found to greatly reduce risk of cardiovascular and kidney disease – though it comes with risks of its own Canagliflozin (Invokana) is a SGLT2 …

Australia’s houses are so poorly designed that they contribute to deaths over winter, one expert has warned Professor Adrian Barnett, Senior Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, says …

For the second year Priceline Pharmacy is partnering with the Stroke Foundation to deliver Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check The two hope to beat last year’s result to conduct more …

Looking into the latest stats as well as stroke survivors who are slipping through the cracks How much do you know about stroke across the Australian population? Slipping through the …

National Heart Week is a good opportunity to conduct blood pressure checks and talk to patients about hypertension The event runs from 30 April to 6 May, and this year’s …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in Clostridium difficile Infection: Evidence and Indications Faecal microbiota transplantation aims to rapidly restore the normal diverse colonic …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news The Management of Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem, especially in women, and it can significantly …

Amcal has suspended StrokeCheck testing after vascular surgeons urged Australians not to use the service StrokeCheck, a not-for-profit organisation, had partnered with Amcal in an initiative where consumers completed a health …

StrokeCheck is helping to raise stroke awareness while utilising pharmacy’s unique qualities, says spokesperson following condemnation by vascular surgeons The Australian Medical Association and Stroke Foundation have warned Australians not to …

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer’s disease Use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs has been associated with a 20% increased risk of stroke among persons …