AdCheck – helping you comply with confidence

From 1 July, those who create and/or place therapeutic goods advertising to consumers will have to manage their compliance obligations without the safety net...

New Training Modules to support QUM services

Media Release The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has developed three online CPD modules to support pharmacists in providing optimal Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)...

Importance of moving during lockdown

The majority of Australians didn’t meet suggested physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines during the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions, a Monash University study...

Lifeline 24/7 as calls from Victoria spike

Plea made to Victorians to reach out to Lifeline to speak to a crisis supporter as the pressures of the second COVID-19 lockdown affect...

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Healthy bones start early in life

While the benefits of breastfeeding are well known and, for women who can, breastfeeding is encouraged, a new study has found that exposures during foetal development and early life (such as breastfeeding)...

Spike in stress and sleeplessness

With everything going on in the world at the moment and with the unanticipated changes and lockdown measures that have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that a...

Study reveals hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease

Using organ-on-a-chip technology is revealing how overactive immune cells can aggravate heart valve disease and how it could potentially be controlled. The study, led by RMIT University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes...

Robot scientist stands out

A mobile robot scientist that can work 24/7, carrying out experiments by itself as been built by University of Liverpool researchers. The robot scientist, the first of its kind, makes its own decisions...

Key reasons for prescription opioid abuse determined

Over the past two decades there has reportedly been a significant increase in the number of deaths worldwide from prescription opioid use, with opioid-related deaths almost doubling in Australia in the decade...

The silent effects of childhood obesity

A new study has found that a high Body Mass Index (BMI) in toddlers of two to three years of age is associated with poor heart health at 11-12 years. Led by the...
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Importance of moving during lockdown

The majority of Australians didn’t meet suggested physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines during the first wave of COVID-19 restrictions, a Monash University study...

Lifeline 24/7 as calls from Victoria spike

Plea made to Victorians to reach out to Lifeline to speak to a crisis supporter as the pressures of the second COVID-19 lockdown affect...

Developing emotional intelligence

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff are faced with all sorts of workplace stressors and pressures, all of which have an impact on emotional health and...

Weight of evidence supports continuation of telehealth

Media Release The coronavirus pandemic has vastly changed Australian lifestyles, leading to unwanted ‘COVID kilos’ for some, due to different food choices, eating habits, stress...

Certain jobs linked to increased osteoarthritis risk

Knee replacements are a significant burden on society and individuals, and now a new major global systematic review of knee osteoarthritis (OA) published in...

Healthy bones start early in life

While the benefits of breastfeeding are well known and, for women who can, breastfeeding is encouraged, a new study has found that exposures during...

Spike in stress and sleeplessness

With everything going on in the world at the moment and with the unanticipated changes and lockdown measures that have been brought on by...

Study reveals hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease

Using organ-on-a-chip technology is revealing how overactive immune cells can aggravate heart valve disease and how it could potentially be controlled. The study, led by...

Key reasons for prescription opioid abuse determined

Over the past two decades there has reportedly been a significant increase in the number of deaths worldwide from prescription opioid use, with opioid-related...

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New Training Modules to support QUM services

Media Release The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has developed three online CPD modules to support pharmacists in providing optimal Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)...

Key reasons for prescription opioid abuse determined

Over the past two decades there has reportedly been a significant increase in the number of deaths worldwide from prescription opioid use, with opioid-related...

Community pharmacies key to reducing hospital admissions in Queensland

According to data released recently by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), one-third of patients presenting at Emergency Departments (EDs) only require...

Private health care services now on demand

Patient demand for consultations and treatments in Australian hospitals has rebounded over and above pre-COVID levels, according to the latest industry research by Members...

New diabetes guidelines for children and adolescents

New guidelines for the assessment and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) have emerged for Australian and New Zealand children and adolescents. With the incidence...

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Study finds: Glen 20 surface spray kills COVID-19

Throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems that the theories on the different methods to combat COVID-19 have spread almost as quickly as the...

The frontline heroes

The message from WA pharmacist Linda Keane to customers is clear: it’s time to be considerate of staff and to “learn to share” when...

Slip on socks for World Down Syndrome Day 2020

By Emily Devon One in every 700-900 babies born worldwide will have Down Syndrome. The chromosome disorder portrays difference in some characteristic physical features, some health...

Many Australians are turning to alcohol to deal with COVID-19 stress

One-in-five Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic and are showing growing concerns over drinking habits according to a new...

Modified-release paracetamol now pharmacist only (Schedule 3)

The TGA has upheld the decision to up-schedule modified-release paracetamol from pharmacy medicine (Schedule 2) to pharmacist only medicine (Schedule 3). The implementation date for...

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