National Asbestos Awareness Week

National Asbestos Awareness Week

Health Weeks

23-11-2016

Asbestos is a term for a group of six naturally occurring mineral fibres belonging to two groups:

  • Serpentine Group – comprised of only chrysotile (white asbestos)
  • Amphibole Group – comprised of anthophyllite, amosite (brown asbestos or grey asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), tremolite, and actinolite. Read More >

Diabetes Screening in Community Pharmacies

Diabetes Screening in Community Pharmacies

Health Weeks

16-11-2016

The fight against type 2 diabetes is about to be boosted with a major trial of diabetes screening in community pharmacies.
Speaking at a Guild Member pharmacy at the Gold Coast which is involved in the trial, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley MP said: “Extending the role of community pharmacists in primary health care will help more Australians to get tested for type 2 diabetes.” Read More >