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The good oil on healthy eating

The role of extra virgin olive oil in dietary treatment of cancer was presented last week at the University of Sydney by Mary Flynn...

Entailing correct inhaling

The National Asthma Council Australia (NACA) has released a package of new and updated resources for primary care health professionals to help combat the...

Shingles vaccine not a priority

In a recent IQVIA Medibus survey of GPs, almost 80 per cent of those surveyed said they ‘always’ or ‘often’ recommend Zostavax (Zoster Virus Vaccine Live...

Seeing more on glaucoma

UNSW scientists have bridged a key knowledge gap in the diagnosis of glaucoma, allowing observable damage to the optic nerve caused by the condition...

COAG commitment to monitoring

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia welcomed the commitment made this week by all health ministers to achieving a national solution on real-time prescription monitoring....

48-hour access to medicinal cannabis

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) says the Turnbull government’s proposal to allow easier access to medicinal cannabis products will improve Australian...

Reduce needle stick injuries

According to the World Health Organisation, there are two million injuries from needle sticks and other sharp objects to the world’s 35 million healthcare...

Free influenza vaccine

More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year's flu season can now access a free influenza...

50,000 women checks in Priceline

Priceline Pharmacy says it’s aiming to help 50,000 women with its Biggest Women’s Health Check by putting the spotlight on its health services and...

Q&A with Dr Hans-Georg Eichler, Senior Medical Officer at European Medicines Agency, London

By Juliet Pisani-Forde. Ahead of the National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2018 next month (May 30-June1) we spoke with international keynote speaker Dr Hans-Georg Eichler about...

New framework to drive better lung-cancer care

In an Australian first, Cancer Australia this week launched a framework to improve the outcomes and experiences of people affected by lung cancer -...

Real-time monitoring: its time is now

Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch President David Heffernan says the national objective must be to end prescription-drug deaths, with a concerted national approach...
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