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5 services you didn’t know your pharmacist provides


Most of us visit our local pharmacist for one of two reasons. One – we need to get a medication script filled or two – we’re picking up miscellaneous supplies like shampoo, tissues or throat lozenges (especially at this time of the year when everyone is getting sick!) But what most people don’t realise is,


Stillbirth discovery gives hope to women

stillbirth discovery

An Australian professor is pushing ahead with a simple test that could result in stillbirth rates plummeting worldwide.


Marriage equality postal survey a resurgence of negative discourse to older LGBTIQ

marriage equality

Much has been made of the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality and its impact on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ youth, but have we forgotten in the current debate the impact it’s having on older LGBTIQ Australians?


Leaving prostate cancer untreated harms mental health

prostate cancer

Men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer who decide against surgery or radiation therapy have better sexual function but can suffer psychologically, a long-term study has found.


Health Check: should I replace sugar with artificial sweeteners?

artificial sweetners

We know Australians are consuming too much sugar. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 52% of the population are consuming more than is recommended, and this is affecting weight and dental health.


How to spring clean your medicine cabinet

spring clean

More than 1000 Australians over the age of 65 require hospitalisation each year due to medicine poisoning, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.


Get rid of open pores with these 6 amazing home remedies

open pores

For a clearer and radiant looking skin, you need to first get rid of open pores. And to get rid of open pores, all you need are these 6 amazing home remedies.


Beer, bongs and baby boomers: the unlikely tale of drug and alcohol use in the over 50s

baby boomers

If you ask someone what a typical heavy drinker or drug user looks like, they’re probably more likely to evoke images of Gen Ys with tattoos and piercings than greying baby boomers.


Evidence is clear on the benefits of legalising same-sex marriage

same-sex marriage

Emotive arguments and questionable rhetoric often characterise debates over same-sex marriage. But few attempts have been made to dispassionately dissect the issue from an academic, science-based perspective.


Man flu is real, but women get more autoimmune diseases and allergies

man flu

Research suggests this has an evolutionary basis: survival of the species may mean men are harder hit by viruses, but a woman’s reactive immune system leaves her more susceptible to autoimmune diseases and allergies.