The Journal of Endovascular Therapy has established that the use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are now attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease.
To help people pharmacists educate people to achieve better asthma control, NPS MedicineWise has launched new Asthma Management tool.
Amendments are proposed to the National Health (Pharmaceutical Benefits) (Conditions of approval for approved pharmacists) Determination 2007.
A new report, Geographic Variations in Health Care: What do we know and what can be done to improve health system performance?, examines regional variation in health care in 13 participating countries, including Australia
An Australian-first study has found the prevalence of diabetes in Melbourne hospitals is higher than previously thought, with one in four inpatients affected by the condition.
In the past decade, the length, number and type of infection prevention directives have expanded on an unprecedented scale and at an ever-increasing pace. Contemporary clinicians and infection preventionists working in Australia can easily and readily access guidance generated from governments, non-regulatory agencies, academic educational institutions and from their respective professional associations. These guiding instruments are generally either broad, overarching documents deemed suitable for a variety of clinical settings or detailed and limited to procedures and practices specific to a clinical speciality.
Ambiguity - One of Our Greatest Infection Risks
Following the release of a landmark biomedical health survey, the National Heart Foundation of Australia says cardiovascular disease will remain a major contributor the the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
Treatment practices for patients hospitalised with the potentially fatal infection known as sepsis will continue to vary because of individual differences between hospitals and countries, according to University of Adelaide researchers.
Information on prostate cancer needs to be better communicated to men who have English as a second language, according to new research launched by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
A new 'pull no punches' report by the National Breast Cancer Foundation is drawing attention to the unique challenges faced by the 800 young women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year.
During the past decade there has been a declining rate of heart attacks for Western Australians with diabetes despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.
A study at the University of Sydney has found that the number of cases of young women affected by genital warts, or human papillomavirus, has dropped by 61% since the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine program was introduced in 2007.
The rapid increase in rates of type 2 diabetes* in low- and middle-income countries where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic could hamper global efforts to control and eliminate TB, according to a new three-part Series about TB and diabetes, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
The Consumers' Health Forum says the AMA's concerns about the Pharmacy Guild proposal for the Federal Government to fund pharmacies to provide cholesterol and blood pressure checks, vaccinations, and non-prescription treatments for minor ailment, raises some important questions about the role of pharmacists in primary care in Australia and negotiations around the 6th community pharmacy agreement.