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Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder. Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) affects over 1.2 billion people globally, and iron deficiency without anaemia affects even more.1,2 Even a mild deficiency can result in fatigue, poor concentration, mood...
   This article was supported through an unrestricted grant from ACHC International.   Good pharmacy practice provides optimal, evidence-based care responding to the needs of people who use pharmacists’ services. This type of practice must be supported by an established national framework of...
The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetes has long been recognised.1  Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Describe the significance of cardiovascular disease as a macrovascular complication of diabetes Summarise patient and medicine...
The common cold (cold) and influenza (the flu) are viral infections of the upper respiratory tract. They have many overlapping symptoms. Both are acute illnesses, highly contagious and spread by respiratory droplets; and affect people of all ages. Learning objectives...
  This article was supported through an unrestricted grant from Nutricia. Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), namely regurgitation/gastroesophageal reflux (GOR), colic and functional constipation, are very common and may be seen in more than 50% of infants.2 The prevalence of FGIDs varies from study...
Over the last 10 years, sweeping changes have been occurring in the biomedical arena with the advent of a new area of medicine termed ‘precision medicine’. Learning objectives After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to: Explain the...
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the mainstay of treatment for acid-related diseases in the upper gastrointestinal tract. In Australia in 2017–18, the PPIs esomeprazole and pantoprazole were the third and fourth most-prescribed medicines by volume on the Pharmaceutical Benefits...
This article was supported through an unrestricted grant from Sanofi Pasteur. Annual influenza vaccination is important for the entire population, except those with an absolute contraindication (e.g. allergy to a component in the vaccine, infants under 6 months).1 Learning objectives After reading...
  This article was supported through an unrestricted grant from Elevit.   Optimising the health of both female and male partners before and during pregnancy can improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes.1–3 There are many aspects of health that can be addressed, including lifestyle...
    This article was supported through an unrestricted grant from Nice Pak Products. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic musculoskeletal condition that affects the joints and periarticular structures. The changes of OA can affect the whole joint, including the cartilage, bone, synovial...