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Long Term Use: How Are Medications Assessed for Long Term Safety?

Long Term Use: How Are Medications Assessed for Long Term Safety?

June 6, 2014 | General
To better appreciate how the long term safety of drugs is assessed, it is important to understand the drug approval process.1,2The total cost for a drug to go from an idea to the market is an estimated $802...
The Latest in Blood Thinning Medications: Alternatives to Warfarin

The Latest in Blood Thinning Medications: Alternatives to Warfarin

June 5, 2014 | Heart
Blood thinners do not actually "thin" the blood. Instead, they decrease the blood's ability to clot. Decreased clotting keeps fewer harmful blood clots from forming and from blocking blood vessels. There are two main types of what are commonly referred to as "blood thinners." Anticoagulants, such as warfarin (also called...
Current Epilepsy Treatment options

Current Epilepsy Treatment options

June 4, 2014 | Epilepsy
For all the advances made by medical science against microorganisms that attack the body, the brain continues to closely hide its secrets. Cures for neurological conditions such as epilepsy remain elusive and effective treatments are often a moving...
Understanding diagnosis and treatment of true migraines

Understanding diagnosis and treatment of true migraines

June 3, 2014 | Pain, General
Migraines are underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed. There are four phases of migraine but are not always present.
Understanding Psychosis treatment strategies

Understanding Psychosis treatment strategies

May 29, 2014 | Depression, Mental Health
Psychosis is a condition that results in loss of contact with reality. 3-4% of the population will experience some psychotic episode during their lives. The average Family Doctor will see only two new cases a year. 15% of patients with...
Understanding Rosacea Treatment

Understanding Rosacea Treatment

May 29, 2014 | Skin Conditions
Rosacea is a constantly recurring skin condition that millions of adults struggle with on a daily basis. Though the condition can affect people of all ages, it is most commonly developed around 30 to 60 years old. There are several subtypes of...
Hair Loss Treatments in Australia - Combat Hair Loss One Follicle at a Time

Hair Loss Treatments in Australia - Combat Hair Loss One Follicle at a Time

May 29, 2014 | Men's Health
Hair loss is a problem that affects tens of millions of people in the world. With almost a million recorded individuals seeking hair loss treatment around the world(1), it is evident that hair loss is becoming problematic in both men and...
Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options

Neuropathic Pain and Fibromyalgia: Treatment Options

May 23, 2014 | Pain
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that occurs when nerves become injured or damaged.  These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect pain signals to the brain. Neuropathic pain is characterised by spontaneous pain (ongoing and/or paroxysmal)...
Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

Smoking Cessation Treatment Options

May 23, 2014 | Behaviour
A study in recent years found that 16% of Australians over the age of 15 are habitual smokers. Another 2% are occasional smokers and about 30% of Australians are former smokers. Reports also indicate that one out of four Australian smokers have a...
Current Evidence of Efficacy and Safety Profile of e-Cigarettes as a Pathway Option to Smoking Cessation

Current Evidence of Efficacy and Safety Profile of e-Cigarettes as a Pathway Option to Smoking Cessation

May 23, 2014 | Behaviour
Smoking is one of the most difficult additions to break, regardless of how strong the desire is to stop. About 80% of smokers who attempt to quit unaided will relapse back into the habit in as little as a month. Only around 5% are able to achieve the...