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My Health Record a key to meds safety

The My Health Record system can significantly contribute to improved medicine safety in this country, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. This week the...

Indigenous Australians get support for diabetes-related foot problems

The Government will invest $6 million over two years to fund the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diabetic Foot Complication Project. The project, announced this...

Patient guide in move to reduce opioid harm

With pharmaceutical opioids linked to daily deaths and hospitalisations in Australia, a patient education guide has been launched. The guide, released this week by the...

Emergency care guide to My Health Record

A national initiative launched this week will use My Health Record to support and inform clinical decision-making on the frontline of emergency care. With more...

Kids for pharmacy vaccination in SA?

Pharmacists may be authorised to provide influenza vaccinations to children as young as 10 under regulation changes being considered by the South Australia government. Current...

How pharmacists can cut hospitalisations

A recent report showing that more than 179,000 Queensland hospitalisations were potentially preventable in 2017-18 has prompted a call for action from the Pharmacy...

Earth’s winds and fire: dangerous asthma mix

Recent winds, thunderstorms and bushfires across Victoria and NSW have prompted a health warning for those affected with asthma. The warning, from The National Asthma...

Australians urged to #OwnYourTone

The 2019 National Skin Cancer Action Week kicks off on Sunday, November 17 and runs through to Saturday, November 23. It’s an important reminder for...

E-cigarette impacts lead cardiologists to seek ban

New research showing damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs through e-cigarettes has led cardiologists to call for their ban. The study, published...

Muscle mass linked to healthy hearts in men

Researchers have found that lean muscle mass plays more of a crucial role throughout someone’s middle-age than initially suspected. The amount of lean muscle mass...

The over-60s should do more exercise, not less

To prevent heart disease and stroke, people aged over 60 should do more exercise, not less, according to findings from a study published in...

Climate change threat to future health is growing

The mounting risks to human health in Australia due to climate change require urgent government action, say the authors of the 2019 MJA-Lancet Countdown...
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