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Medication

How do different painkillers work?

Pharmacists explain why different painkillers can sometimes be more suitable than others.

Mental Health

Drug trial offers rare hope on Alzheimer's disease

Drug maker says experimental drug donanemab slowed cognitive decline in patients by 32 per cent over a two-year period.

Diseases

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Health news

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Health news

Treatment depends on where you live and what you earn

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconomic areas are more likely to be given older, less effective drugs.

Pain Management

Why painkillers are being used for emotional relief

More people are using strong medications to get through the day – despite the risk of overdoses and addiction.

Brain health

Dementia risk in common over the counter drugs

Readily available drugs used for allergies and colds may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, study finds.

Medication

The drug crisis stalking older Australians

Report reveals Australians aged 50-plus account for more than 40 per cent of all unintentional drug overdose deaths.

Medication

Medical smartwatch could revolutionise treatment of common diseases

Engineers have created a customised smartwatch that tracks drug levels in the body in real time by analysing sweat, thus permitting a personalised treatment program.

Health

The cost to your health – and to the economy – of overprescribing

Too many older Australians are taking multiple medications that can result in falls, confusion, hospitalisation and even death, study finds.

COVID-19

Why we need China and India to beat COVID-19

Our hopes for a vaccine or medicine to treat coronavirus hinge on a critical supply chain – one that has been criticised in the US, the UK and the European Union.

COVID-19

Promising COVID-19 drugs enter trial stage

The race to produce an effective treatment for COVID-19 pneumonia is heating up, with four promising antiviral drugs entering trial stage.

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