The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has released it's revised Practice guidelines for the provision of immunisation services within pharmacy to assist pharmacists in providing vaccinations to increase immunisation rates in the community.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is urging the Australian Government to join the call for pharmaceutical companies to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries.
Four major lobbying groups have come together to voice their concern on the unhealthy eating habits of Australians, following the release of a new nationwide poll.
Feedback is being sought from pharmacists, pharmacy organisations and non-pharmacy health organisations or individuals on the pharmacists' competency standards review.
A Yale University-led study may confirm the regularly contested notion that people are more likely to catch a common cold in cool-weather conditions.
The World Heart Federation has announced that Dr Salim Yusuf has begun his tenure as the new President of the organisation, following on from immediate Past-President, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy.
In recent years, there has been a concerted effort in Australia and internationally to decrease the incidence of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). One specific HAI, Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) has been a particular focus to governments in Australia and overseas. In part, this may be due to this infection being considered largely preventable in the context of healthcare provision, writes Dr Brett Mitchell.
Simple, quality communication with patients is the key to ensuring infection prevention and control outcomes are improved.
Professor Jeff Hughes has been awarded the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal, the highest accolade in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
A giant photographic timeline documenting the medical and social achievements of the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) over more than 100 years has been unveiled, just as the state government prepares to open the new $1.2 billion Perth Children's Hospital in the new year.
A quarterly report detailing feedback from patients about New South Wales' hospitals' performance has been released, and the results are not as positive as in the past, with increasing demand and patients with more severe illnesses and injuries leaving less satisfied.
University of Adelaide researchers have begun conducting modelling of a variety of naturally-occurring molecules found in consumables like turmeric, green tea and ginger to hopefully treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease in the future.