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Antidepressants to treat low back pain are concerning

Treating low back pain with antidepressant medicines provides no important benefits and has the potential to cause harm according to a new systematic review...

Who is most at risk of a heart attack in Australia?

Australians who left school early, Tasmanians, South Australians and those living in regional and remote areas are more than twice as likely as other...

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report sparks $452 million in additional funding

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, says it was clear from the Royal Commission’s work that while significant progress has been made, there is a clear...

Free Covid-19 vaccination eligibility tool

The Australasian College of Pharmacy (The College), in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch (The Guild), is launching a new vaccination...

A beta-blocker that could be the answer to breast cancer

The cardiac drug, carvedilol, could greatly reduce breast cancer progression, with those taking the drug at the time of diagnosis also much more likely...

New online tool to help parents detect hearing loss in children

To mark Hearing Awareness Week and World Hearing Day next week, the Shepherd Centre is launching a new, free-to-access online Listening Check set to...

New vaccine needed for chronic children pneumonia

Experts have been warning about the growing resistance to antibiotics for the general population for a while and now a UNSW Sydney-led medical research...

Mental health and suicide prevention committee calling for input

A select committee on mental health and suicide prevention has reportedly been established, its aim to consider a range of strategic reviews of the...

More than 4600 GP practices to be Covid-19 vaccine clinics

According to a statement released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), more than 4600 GP practices have been given government approval...

Treat your eyes says Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma Australia is launching a new campaign called ‘Treat Your Eyes’ to encourage all Australians to get an eye test during World Glaucoma Week...

Heart Foundation’s plea: ‘Get vaccinated’

The Heart Foundation is urging the estimated four million Australians with cardiovascular disease (CVD) to get vaccinated to avoid the risk of severe Covid-19...

Call on Government to continue access to medicines for all

While the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, congratulates the Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s foresight to ensure all Queenslanders have access to healthcare essentials...
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