An increasing volume of journal articles and media stories are highlighting the potential role of sugar as a major contributor to ill-health, from CVD to diabetes. The WHO and NHMRC have both reviewed the evidence. How strong is the case against sugar?
Paracetamol is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter medicines, however, misuse and accidental overdose in adults and children are of increasing concern. Patient knowledge gaps are a contributing factor and therefore, patient education about the safe use of paracetamol is a key component in preventing accidental overdose.
New direct acting anti-viral drugs are proving to be more effective, than current interferon- and ribavirin-based treatments, with less complicated and shortened treatment regimens, and similar adverse effects. This offers the potential to manage hepatitis C treatment in primary care.
Winter is approaching, and so is the flu season. Find out what’s new for influenza vaccines in 2015.