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Australia’s medicines watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), is calling for public submissions by 10 October 2019 on an interim decision impacting the availability of eleven widely used herbal medicines. In 2018, the TGA acted on a decision to schedule the naturally occurring […]

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TODAY, 11 September 2019, the Department of Health in Canberra hosted the first meeting of the Natural Therapies Review Expert Advisory Panel (NTREAP) to oversee ‘review updates’ of 16 natural therapies stripped of Private Health Insurance benefits in April this […]

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Sustained public and Parliamentary pressure has resulted in the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) releasing the first taxpayer funded report on homeopathy it commissioned and buried in 2012. As suspected, the First Review concluded “encouraging evidence for the […]

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Over 12,000 Australians have responded to the call to provide the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) with submissions sharing their positive experiences of integrative medicine and protesting proposed changes to MBA guidelines targeting medical practitioners who offer patients ‘complementary and […]

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Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a distressing outcome commonly experienced by people after surgery. Luckily, there a number of herbs that can hep deal with this problem. Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) is one such herb. Ginger is native to South East […]

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