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,
Pharmacists in hospital, community or academic settings, can now access the 23rd edition of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and handbook (APF23).
Renal physician and hypertension specialist Professor Markus Schlaich has been appointed inaugural Dobney Chair in Clinical Research, a position co-funded by UWA, Royal Perth Hospital and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation.
People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research published in Nature Genetics.
A new National Asthma Strategy will be developed to address the toll the condition has on the lives of more than two million Australians.
Researchers have discovered the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain.
A disturbing statistic has emerged from an audit of the National Return of Unused Medicines (NatRUM) which indicates pharmacists may be letting their standards slip in some very important areas involving patient safety.
The elderly and those with chronic conditions are those most likely to be affected by the Federal government's proposal to introduce co-payments for medications and services provided by GPs, pathology and imaging providers, according to a new University of Sydney study.
[caption id="attachment_8602" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr Christine Dennis[/caption]
In a first for State-based politics in Victorian Government, the Victorian Legislative council has passed a motion to inquire into the role and opportunities for community pharmacy in primary and preventative care in Victoria.