March 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Urgent GP call! Identify and vaccinate patients at higher risk of pneumococcal pneumonia

Before April 2011, all patients aged 65 years were eligible to receive a pneumococcal vaccination and a second vaccination at 70 years of age through the National Immunisation Program (NIP). In April 2011 the Therapeutic Goods Administration advised health professionals not to provide patients with second dose of pneumococcal vaccine. In January 2012, after

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March 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Asia herbal medicine warning

Millions of people in Asia potentially exposed to health risks of popular herbal medicines. Scientists from King’s College London are warning that millions of people may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia. The medicines, used

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March 31, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Do you follow your doctorrsquo;s orders for your child? Two out of three donrsquo;t!

Paediatricians regularly dispense advice to parents of young children during well-child visits, but a new University of Michigan poll shows that many aren’t following doctors’ orders. Only one-third of parents (31 percent) said they follow advice from their child’s health care provider all of the time, according to the most

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March 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Poor ‘Health Literacy’ Keeps Patients From Taking Meds

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) — Adult diabetes patients who don’t understand basic health information are less likely to continue taking newly prescribed antidepressants, a new study finds. This is an important issue because depression in adults with diabetes is often chronic and may require long-term treatment with medication, the

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March 27, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Battery-Operated Skin Patch Offers New Option for Migraine Sufferers

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) — The first skin patch approved to treat migraines offers patients an alternative to pills, nasal sprays and injections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The agency approved the Zecuity patch in January 2013 as a treatment for migraines after they begin. The patch

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March 27, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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hydrochlorothiazide, (Hydrodiuril, Ezide, Hydro-Par [discontinued]), Microzide, and many others

Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy

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