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.
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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.
The Southern Hemisphere's most powerful body scanner, capable of capturing extremely fine anatomical details, is now operating at The University of Queensland.
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Medication misadventure continues to be a major issue for Australia’s health system, and the latest figures available paint a sobering picture of the extent of the problem in Australia, and the cost it is having on the health system.
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The recent national benchmark for golden staph infection rates is one of a whole host of new safety and quality measures being reported on the “MyHospitals” federal government website. This has once again raised the importance of infection control in a healthcare environment, especially after 13 hospitals failed to meet the standards in 2010/11, which was set at no more than two cases per 10,000 occupied beds.