Here’s what new 60-day prescriptions mean for you and your hip pocket

From today, there are significant changes to how some common medicines are prescribed and dispensed in Australia. This means you could walk away from the pharmacy with 60-days’ worth of your usual medicine from a single prescription. Until now, most long-term medicines were only available for 30 days at a time. So the price of these medicines for some patients may effectively halve.

First Nations Artist’s Century-Old Piano Takes Centre Stage in Brisbane

A 117-year-old piano, hand-painted by Cairns First Nations artist Susan Reys, recently made headlines in Brisbane. The piano, first found at an auction in Cairns, was featured in an orchestra performance. Its unique design and history showcase the artist's talent and cultural stories.

Psychedelic medicine is on its way. But it’s not ‘doing shrooms with your shrink’. Here’s what you need to know

Many people in Australia, including psychiatrists, were surprised when earlier this year the medicines regulator down-scheduled MDMA, known colloquially as ecstasy, and psilocybin, from magic mushrooms. This means that under certain circumstances from July 1, authorised psychiatrists will be able to prescribe MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin to treat depression that has not responded to other treatments. Patients must also undergo psychotherapy (talking therapy). It all sounds very certain but it’s not really.

Thinking about a microcredential course? 4 things to consider first

Microcredentials can address critical skills gaps. They offer a way to update and progress your career without the long-term commitment and expense of a traditional graduate qualification. However, all this flexibility can be confusing and it may not be clear whether a microcredential is the right choice for you. Here are four things to consider.

Can vaping help people quit smoking?

Vapes are unquestionably popular, with many who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes. But can vapes actually help significant numbers of people quit smoking?

Are you financially literate? Here are 7 signs you’re on the right track

Even in the best of times, managing your finances is hard. Every day, you’re making complex financial decisions (some of which carry huge ramifications) and there are more financial products and services available than ever before. Navigating this minefield can be overwhelming and lead to financial anxiety. Being financially literate helps. But what does “financial literacy” mean in practice?

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