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The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is calling for patience and understanding from the general public amidst ongoing rapid antigen tests (RAT) shortages. Stock shortages and unprecedented demand continue to place significant strain on pharmacists and pharmacy staff. PSA National President,...
The Australian Red Cross calls for public support and donations to help the disaster relief efforts underway in Tonga.    The organisation has reportedly established communications with Tonga Red Cross, who have confirmed that access to clean water will be...
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (SA Branch) welcomes the SA Government’s decision to include community pharmacy in the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for 2022. This will provide greater access for eligible South Australians to Commonwealth-funded influenza vaccines. The Pharmacy Guild of...
With a focus on preventing poor health long overdue, Dietitians Australia welcomed the launch of the Federal Government’s National Preventive Health Strategy late last year. Outlining a 10-year plan to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians, the inclusion...
Researchers from Monash University, the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland have discovered that a plant-based food supplement could improve gut health and strengthen the immune system in individuals with type 1 diabetes. Published in Microbiome, the microbiota-targeted clinical...

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There’s a danger hiding in plain sight in Australia, but we’re all so used to seeing the clues, it’s a danger many ignore. So often do we see people with dressings on their faces, following surgery for the removal of...
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and James Cook University (JCU) are united in helping to increase the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations across Queensland, with a new push to allow pharmacy students to assist with the vaccine rollout. Academic Head of...
While vaccinations remain the best protection against Covid-19, the Australian Government welcomes the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) provisional approval for the first oral treatments for Covid-19 – Lagevrio and Paxlovid. Lagevrio and Paxlovid are oral anti-viral treatments that have reportedly...
As staff shortages continue in aged care, providers and unions have united to call on the Prime Minister to deploy the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide emergency support and assistance to overwhelmed aged care workers at nursing homes...
There's a well-known adage that says, 'the eyes are the window to the soul', but new research reveals that your eyes could also be a window into how fast you're ageing. According to Australian and international researchers, images of the...
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