Health

Alcohol consumption of the middle-aged woman

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) say that women aged 50-70 are more likely than younger women to consume alcohol at levels that exceed low risk drinking guidelines. Many middle-aged and young-old women who consume alcohol at high risk levels tend to perceive their drinking as normal and acceptable, …

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Patients want more social prescribing

A report from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) suggests there should be an increase in social prescribing to counter rising health problems. Social prescribing involves the referral of patients to non-medical activities, ranging from health and fitness programs to movie clubs …

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A strong focus on alcohol linked with dementia

Media Release February 7, 2020 Relationship between alcohol use and dementia one area of $1.5 million dementia research grants Clarifying the relationship between alcohol use and dementia is just one of 19 new projects that will share in $1.5 million in grants to conduct ground-breaking dementia research. Dr Louise Mewton …

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Blood pressure measurements made easier

43 Australians trialed a wireless blood pressure monitoring device, developed by the research team from Monash University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. The world-first study, led by Associate Professor Mehmet Yuce, recorded data during a range of sedentary and physical activities during the participants’ regular day. Results were …

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Pharmacy Guild supports real time monitoring

Media Release February 7, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia today welcomes the renewed push by Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to achieve a national system of real time opioid prescription monitoring by the end of 2020. The Pharmacy Guild has long supported and called for the introduction of national real …

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Arrotex’ major new partnership

Arrotex bolsters respiratory portfolio with new Boehringer Ingelheim partnership Media Release February 6, 2020 Arrotex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd is today announcing a strategic partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd for the exclusive Australian reseller rights to respiratory products* Spiriva® (tiotropium 18 micrograms powder for inhalation) and Spiriva® HandiHaler®. Following the …

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New trial recruiting to end achilles injury

Media Release February 5, 2020 Monash University researchers are trialing a promising new therapy to treat Achilles tendinopathy, an injury seen commonly in runners and affecting 1.5 million Australians. Studies show that as many as 75% of those with the injury do not respond to exercise-based therapy and almost half …

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It’s all in the waist

Decreases in waist circumference are a critically important treatment target for reducing potential health risk, says Robert Ross and 16 colleagues from Canada’s Queen’s University, Kingston. Their findings, published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, emphasise that healthcare professionals should routinely measure waist circumference alongside body mass index (BMI) to properly assess …

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