With more Victorians dying each year from prescription drug overdoses than on the state's roads, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch has welcomed the Victorian Coalition’s pledge to develop a real-time prescription monitoring service.
Research from the University of Adelaide has found that Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city.
People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research published in Nature Genetics.
New facilities including an emergency department, expanded children's inpatient unit and rehabilitation unit have been opened at Logan Hospital in Queensland.
Responding to the release of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine's (ACEM) Enough is Enough Survey, AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Federal Government needs to work to change Australia's drinking culture.
A new National Asthma Strategy will be developed to address the toll the condition has on the lives of more than two million Australians.
The performance of Queensland public hospitals in reducing surgical waiting lists and treating patients on time will soon be audited and reported by the independent Health Ombudsman.
The Federal Government has appointed the University of Sydney's Professor Lyn Gilbert to advise on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, in the event of an Ebola outbreak.
A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has indicated that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were the underlying causes of almost 53,000, or 36%, of deaths in 2011.
The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Implementation Pilot team, led by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Queensland President, Professor Lisa Nissen, has received the prestigious University of Technology Sydney Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award.