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A dose of ‘wait-and-see’ reduces unnecessary antibiotic use

Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of […]
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Exposure to cigarette smoke and flu virus may prevent lung medications working …

New study backs up observations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication (B2-adrenoceptor agonists) in […]

Independent review of the efficacy and safety of over-the-counter codeine combi…

Consideration is currently being given to a codeine rescheduling proposal to up-schedule to Schedule 4 (S4) low dose codeine containing […]

Bully T cells key to next generation flu vaccine

Researchers are one step closer to creating a universal, one-shot influenza vaccine following the discovery that T cells, essential in […]

Over-the-counter medicines containing codeine will remain OTC until at least 20…

A delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health gave notice of the deferment of the delegates’ final decision […]

New flu protections following high season

Vulnerable Australians will get free access to even stronger protections against the flu in 2016 following another record number of […]

Flu jab provides significant protection against heart attacks

If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay […]

GP Q/A: What is causing the changes in my sense of smell?

Reader question: Hi Dr Joe I’ve heard many stories about loss of smell. I’ve had this for a few years now, […]

2015 seasonal influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines can change from year to year as new strains of influenza virus appear. This is one reason vaccination […]
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Cold and Flu Survey

Did you suffer from a cold or flu this year?