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Caring for kids and teens with Covid

Living guidelines for the clinical care of children and teens with Covid-19 have been developed by Australian experts and provide 20 recommendations, including the use of corticosteroids as the first-line treatment for...

Monash University cancer prevention project receives grant

A Monash University breast and prostate cancer prevention and early detection project has received a $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant. The NHMRC Synergy Grants have been set up to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams...

Access to breast cancer treatment provides new hope

The PBS listing of treatment Verzenio (abemaciclib) will be expanded for use in combination with fulvestrant from 1 November, providing another affordable option to breast cancer patients. “Without this PBS subsidy Australian patients...

Funding to investigate the relationship between gut and lung disease

Australian researchers have been awarded a $5 million National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant for a project that will advance knowledge of the gut, microbiomes, metabolites and diet, and...

PharmaCare grows health and wellness portfolio

PharmaCare is set to grow its already extensive portfolio of health and wellness brands, with the acquisition of the Medlab nutraceuticals business from MedLab Clinical Ltd, effective 1 November 2021. This acquisition is...

Study to investigate lung treatment for Covid-19

Dr Matt Johansen from the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation is the successful recipient of the Kenyon Foundation Inflammation Award for 2021. The Award, valued at $20,000 will support Dr Johansen’s study...
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At-home antigen self-testing kits

Covid-19 at-home testing kits are now available for pre-order from Australian wholesale distributor, Rapid Proof, as Australia moves forward in its staged reopening plan. Rapid...

All Covid vaccines to be available in community pharmacy

The Government has announced that all Covid-19 vaccines are to be made available through community pharmacies and GP surgeries. This announcement has been welcomed by...

Health responds to net zero announcement

Health groups have responded to the Prime Minister’s net zero by 2050 announcement by calling for more ambitious climate action, including a stronger 2030...

Covid’s silver lining

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At-home antigen self-testing kits

Covid-19 at-home testing kits are now available for pre-order from Australian wholesale distributor, Rapid Proof, as Australia moves forward in its staged reopening plan. Rapid...

All Covid vaccines to be available in community pharmacy

The Government has announced that all Covid-19 vaccines are to be made available through community pharmacies and GP surgeries. This announcement has been welcomed by...

Health responds to net zero announcement

Health groups have responded to the Prime Minister’s net zero by 2050 announcement by calling for more ambitious climate action, including a stronger 2030...

TGA approves booster doses for Australians

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, Comirnaty, for individuals 18 years and older. The provisional...

Covid’s silver lining

While the Covid -19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges, its silver lining has come from the changes in cancer care in Australia, according to a...

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