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SA research shows fentanyl safe for mothers in labour

06 July, 2020

Research from the University of South Australia shows that fentanyl is a safe option for mothers and babies, providing women with more pain relief choices during labour.

Stimulating device now an option for chronic back pain

03 July, 2020

Medical professionals can now access a TGA-approved device to treat patients with chronic back pain, which affects 3.24 million Australians.

Extra-medical opioid use is costing Australia

20 May, 2020

National Drug Research Institute has released the first national update on the cost of opioids in 13 years — it's not a pretty picture.

Medicinal cannabis sublingual wafer launched in Australia

14 May, 2020

The wafer has been designed to provide rapid and more predictable absorption of cannabis, improved bioavailability and the potential for faster therapeutic action.

1 in 5 over 45s in chronic pain, says report

07 May, 2020

An AIHW report explores the latest national data on the proportion of people with chronic pain, as well as its impact, treatment and management.

Ageing in pain

14 November, 2019 by Carol Bennett, CEO, Painaustralia

How do we best respond to the pain experienced by some of the most frail and vulnerable people in our communities?

Codeine misuse reduced by prescription-only changes

11 October, 2019

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50% reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales.

Skin condition prevalence high, awareness low

17 January, 2019

A new Australian prevalence study of hidradenitis suppurativa finds a high number of Australians have the devastating skin condition.

Why do women get more migraines?

10 October, 2018 by Angharad Brewer Gillham*

Estrogen and other sex hormones may be responsible for the higher prevalence of migraine in women.

Low-dose antidepressants ease back pain

03 October, 2018

A low dose of antidepressants has been shown to help treat back pain in those for whom narcotics are the remaining option.

Medical cannabis: much work to be done

30 August, 2018 by Drake Sutton-Shearer*

Over 90% of Australians support the legalisation of medical use cannabis but only a handful of our 38,000 GPs are able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

Rexi Care Soft-Touch Fabric Clay Hot Wrap Pack

27 August, 2018

Taiwan Stanch has developed an environmentally friendly, re-usable hot/cold pack made from thermal clay.

Australia's 'hidden affliction': chronic wounds

19 July, 2018

Health practitioners are being asked to help raise awareness of chronic wounds, especially with at-risk ageing patients.

Alcohol intake linked to PMS symptoms

30 April, 2018

Does alcohol contribute to PMS, or does PMS drive women to alcohol? Researchers have found the surprising answer.

World's hottest chilli causes thunderclap headaches

12 April, 2018

A man suffered unusual consequences when participating in a hot chilli pepper eating competition.

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