As we approach the end of this watershed year, the setting of our 2020 New Year’s resolutions may seem like a lifetime ago. More than 80% of Australians make New Year’s resolutions each year, including learning a new skill, improving one’s health and exercising more and getting a new job. However, with only one in…

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Did you know dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, affecting close to half a million Australians? In the absence of a medical breakthrough, this number is set to double in the next 25 years. What exactly is dementia? Dementia is not one specific disease, but rather is an umbrella term describing…

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Industry leaders across pharmaceutical, med-tech, biotech, pharmacy and community health have been quick to praise the Government’s record four-year injection of $467 billion into health announced in last night’s 2020-2021 Budget. This includes $2.8 billion for Australia’s medicines industry – the first significant investment since May 2018 and a considerable win for Medicines Australia (MA) and…

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With over 16,700 new cases of prostate cancer every year, it is Australia’s most commonly diagnosed men’s cancer. Tragically, the disease claims the lives of more than 3,300 men each year. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Aussies are being invited to participate in ‘The Long Run’ – running, walking or wheeling 72km throughout…

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The Federal Government announced yesterday they will be extending the Medicare-subsidised rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months, offering ongoing assistance to patients and medical practices during the global health pandemic. The scheme, first implemented at the end of March when the pandemic sent Australia into lockdown, was due to lapse at…

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