The rapid increase in rates of type 2 diabetes* in low- and middle-income countries where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic could hamper global efforts to control and eliminate TB, according to a new three-part Series about TB and diabetes, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
The Consumers' Health Forum says the AMA's concerns about the Pharmacy Guild proposal for the Federal Government to fund pharmacies to provide cholesterol and blood pressure checks, vaccinations, and non-prescription treatments for minor ailment, raises some important questions about the role of pharmacists in primary care in Australia and negotiations around the 6th community pharmacy agreement.
A new national electronic donor record system to streamline organ and tissue donation processes across Australian hospital networks has been announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash.
Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, according to the latest two-yearly national health report card from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
In a Southern Hemisphere first, leading Australian orthopaedic and neurosurgeons have collaborated to perform the first robotic spinal surgery using state-of-the-art technology.
Former PSA Pharmacist of the Year and recipient of the PSA Lifetime Achievement Award, Emeritus Professor Andrew Gilbert, has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours awards in recognition of his significant service to pharmacy as an educator, researcher and administrator, and for his service to professional organisations.
A new Graduate Diploma of Mammography program being offered by Charles Sturt University (CSU) aims to ease the pressures from a radiographer workforce shortage and increased demand for BreastScreen services.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said federal authorities are working at every level with the state to help people get through the disaster.