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Understanding antidepressants

Depression is a serious condition affecting many Australians and is commonly treated with antidepressants, with Australians being the second biggest consumers of antidepressants worldwide. With medication use on the rise, we look at treating depression ...

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Immunising kids: how it works and why it’s important

Keeping kids happy and healthy is a top priority for parents and protecting them from serious diseases is a big part of that. With kids back at school where they encounter a range of new experiences (and germs) we explain how childhood immunisation works ...

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Managing Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain can be a real battle, regardless of the cause. But if you think popping painkillers is your only option for relief, think again – pain management strategies have come a long way in recent years.

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Managing Multiple Health Conditions & Medications

In addition to our ageing population, advances in healthcare have meant increasing numbers of Australians are living with multiple health conditions – and juggling all the different medications that go with them.

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Antibiotics Not Due For Cold Or Flu

Tempting as it is to think there is a pill for all ills, that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to infections of the airways.

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Depression Medication Dilemma: Happier But Heavier?

Antidepressants can make a big difference to quality of life, but they have also been linked to weight gain in some people. But there are ways to limit the extra kilos.

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Using Dry Powder Inhalers

If you use a dry powder inhaler (DPI), it’s very important to use it correctly, or you may not get the asthma medication you need.

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How Well Do You Know Your Asthma Device?

A big part of asthma control is getting the right medicine to where it can do you good – down in your lungs. For this reason, understanding how the devices that deliver asthma medications work is really important.

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Medication Dangers For Asthma

Certain medications can actually make your asthma symptoms worse or even trigger a severe attack.

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Asthma Medications (Part Two)

Inhaled medications are the mainstay of asthma treatment, but what about the alternatives – conventional and… alternative?

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Asthma Medications (Part One)

Inhaled medications are the mainstay of treatment for asthma – there's no quicker and more effective way of delivering the medication where it is needed.

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Taking Medication To Breathe Easy

Asthma medication can make a big difference to your health. But, as with any long-term health condition, staying on track with all your medications can be a bit of a challenge.

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Osteoporosis Medications (Part Two)

Let’s cover some more of the most commonly used medications for the treatment of osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis Medications (Part One)

What are the most common types of medication used to strengthen bones in people with osteoporosis?

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A Prescription For Stronger Bones

Osteoporosis medications can help rebuild bone strength.

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