Repeat antibiotic prescriptions are often unnecessary, do more harm than good and should be restricted, according to new recommendations by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.
Parents of infants with poor sleeping habits are three times more likely to experience daytime dysfunction compared with parents of infants without sleep troubles.
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.
Despite decades of dedicated work, vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise.
Hospital pharmacists are in a position to drive medicines leadership.
Haines Disposable Paper Pill Cups are suitable for use in hospitals, doctor clinics, dental centres and aged-care facilities. They are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to plastic pill cups.
William Cusack and Julia Kittscha have both been recognised at the 2019 ConvaTec Great Comebacks Awards for their unwavering spirit, resilience and determination to living, and supporting those with a stoma.
Opioid-related emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria increased annually by an average of 3.1% during the 10-year period of 2008–09 to 2017–18.
IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling.
Researchers have found that a medium dose of methylphenidate (MPH) has the strongest beneficial effects on inhibitory control in children with ADHD.
Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment.
Use of preventative medications is high early after heart surgery but decreases significantly over time — despite the fact that many of these medications are linked with lower mortality.