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Nanoparticles contained in sunscreen do not penetrate the skin or cause cellular toxicity, a new Australian study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has shown. The research, led by the University of Queensland (UQ) and University of South Australia...
Pharmacists are in the front line of the obesity epidemic. But counselling patients on diet behaviour can have troubling consequences. Is it time for a weight-neutral approach? Can patients be ‘healthy at any size’? Data from around the Western...
The CEO of Diabetes Australia, Professor Greg Johnson, recently called attention to the high numbers of Australians living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. In a statement, Professor Johnson highlighted the need for greater awareness of the disease, referencing a study...
More research has been urged after the creator of a breakthrough test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease said the test could be combined with daily doses of ibuprofen to eliminate the disease. In a recently published Journal of Alzheimer's Disease paper,...
Pharmacists can provide advice to breastfeeding women on using medicines that are compatible with breastfeeding and on how to minimise infant exposure to medicines via breast milk. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Discuss with...
With medication issues the top cause of complaints in aged care homes (ACH), we examine attitudes towards the current services, and canvass possibilities for more effective models of care delivery. In the summer of 2016, Bob Spriggs was given 10...
Australia is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave – with Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and NSW all reaching maximum temperatures of 8-12°C above average. Parts of South Australia, Victoria and NSW are expected to reach...
The evidence is in: positive health outcomes can hinge on patients’ ability to understand health information – and on pharmacists’ ability to impart it. Health literacy has important implications for understanding health information,1,2 guiding health behaviours3 and producing health outcomes.4...
The genetic and environmental factors behind schizophrenia are poorly understood, but research is increasingly finding links between maternal vitamin D status and the risk of schizophrenia. An estimated one in 100 Australians live with schizophrenia, which is characterized by distortions...
A once-daily, single inhaler triple therapy for  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is set to be listed on the PBS from 1 July. The triple-therapy inhaler Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol) is indicated for long-term maintenance treatment...