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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,


Australian women living longer, study reveals

Australian women

Australian women will continue to outlive men, but while life expectancy has improved, depression, diabetes and back pain is on the increase, study finds. 


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

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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.


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.


URGENT message: blood thinner medicine and an anaesthetic recalled because of product mix up


Australia’s medicine and medical devices regulator, the TGA, is working with Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd on a recall for product correction notice to be actioned for one batch each of ampoules of Heparin and Lignocaine following one report of a product mix up.


US study revives mammogram debate


Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 would prevent the most deaths from breast cancer, US researchers report in a challenge to more conservative recommendations that take into account both the harms and the benefits of screening.