Australia is following other countries in curbing access to codeine medications to prevent, reduce and manage codeine addiction. Resources are available to healthcare practitioners to assist with the change.
One hospital alone had $1 million in codeine abuse-related costs.
Patients with chronic health concerns will benefit from a coordinated approach to their care, with trials starting soon.
Some chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers may experience reduced fatigue thanks to a self-help exercise program.
The founder of BuddingTech, a medical cannabis technology start-up, believes an industry body is essential for providing patients, doctors and the community with the right information and access to safe and proven products.
In Koutiala, in southern Mali, severe acute malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea, respiratory tract diseases and other so-called opportunistic infections are creating havoc in children aged six months to five years. Dr Lisa Umphrey describes how Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working to prevent infant mortality in a region that has very few health professionals.
Full state of the art instrument reprocessing to meet the new standards arrives.
Scientists say they have found no evidence to link reported cases of two rare conditions with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given to protect teenage girls from cervical cancer.
In regional South Australia, populations have been identified has being at risk of potentially reaching “unacceptably high rates” of diabetes, with 30,000 in the Country South SA Medicare Local (CSSAML) area cited as currently living with type 2 diabetes, either diagnosed or undiagnosed.
As the aging population sets to increase and the number of people suffering from chronic disease escalates, the importance of early detection and diagnosis of eye conditions is of uttermost importance. This month we are using the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Opthalmologists (RANZCO) Eye Foundation's JulEYE as a month to advocate for eye health and the community of eye health professionals. We have invited Allanah Crameri and Vivan Law who are specialist Orthoptists with Orthoptics Australia to share the top 5 eye conditions people commonly suffer from and some handy tips on what to look out for.
The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) yesterday released a report detailing its concerns on the effects of climate change on Australians by the end of the century. Key concerns identified were weather; food and water availability; and jobs and livelihoods,