Supporting your immune system

At this time of year, it is no surprise that many...

Do or dry in problem times

The months are colder, the desire to stay indoors rugged up...

Garnier commits to ‘Green Beauty’

Beauty brand, Garnier, has released its first ever Sustainability Progress Report,...

Weight of evidence supports continuation of telehealth

Media Release The coronavirus pandemic has vastly changed Australian lifestyles, leading to unwanted ‘COVID kilos’...

Certain jobs linked to increased osteoarthritis...

Knee replacements are a significant burden on society and individuals, and...

Healthy bones start early in life

While the benefits of breastfeeding are well known and, for women...

Spike in stress and sleeplessness

With everything going on in the world at the moment and...

News

Study reveals hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease

Using organ-on-a-chip technology is revealing how overactive immune cells can aggravate heart valve disease and how it could potentially be controlled. The study, led by RMIT University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, combined clinical work, such as blood samples and valve measurements, with lab experiments using organ-on-a-chip technology that replicated the pathological conditions inside the aortic valve. Aortic valve...

Robot scientist stands out

A mobile robot scientist that can work 24/7, carrying out experiments by itself as been built by University of Liverpool researchers. The robot scientist, the first of its kind, makes its own decisions about which chemistry experiments to perform next, and has already discovered a new catalyst. It has humanoid dimensions and works in a standard laboratory, using instruments much like...

Key reasons for prescription opioid abuse determined

Over the past two decades there has reportedly been a significant increase in the number of deaths worldwide from prescription opioid use, with opioid-related deaths almost doubling in Australia in the decade since 2007. While the common narrative is that people who overdose do so because they’re using these drugs to ‘get high’, researchers from Monash University have discovered reasons...

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Community pharmacies key to reducing hospital admissions in Queensland

According to data released recently by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), one-third of patients presenting at Emergency Departments (EDs) only require...

Pharmacy employee wage increase

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision, in which all minimum award rates of pay will be increased...

Understanding the new retail landscape beyond the face mask

As the initial novelty of re-openings wanes, consumers will be measured in their plans to return to retail shopping as a hobby. This is according...

Cobots combat COVID-19

Collaborative robots, fondly known as cobots, are emerging as a force for good in the ongoing battle against COVID-19. Whether they are disinfecting and sanitising,...

PSA welcomes new Rural Health Commissioner

Media Release  Rural health advocate, medical practitioner and researcher Associate Professor Ruth Stewart has been appointed as Australia’s next National Rural Health Commissioner (NRHC). The Federal...

Management of type 2 diabetes

Media Release  Early, intensive management of diabetes is essential to reduce the risk of diabetic complications. Despite this, fewer than 10% of Australians with diabetes are...

2020 – The year for your career

Many of us spend our lives caught in the ‘now’, working and doing our day-to-day activities. But have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about what’s...

New PBS listings and continued emergency measures

The Federal Government has announced it will extend the temporary Continued Dispensing Emergency Measures until at least 30 September 2020, allowing Australians to continue...

Supplement space dominated by women

New data out from Roy Morgan reveals that, while the overall purchasing of vitamins, minerals or supplements has increased over the last four years,...

Health and Lifestyle

Supporting your immune system

At this time of year, it is no surprise that many of us, re-entering society post lockdown or amid new restrictions, are thinking about...

Weight of evidence supports continuation of telehealth

Media Release The coronavirus pandemic has vastly changed Australian lifestyles, leading to unwanted ‘COVID kilos’ for some, due to different food choices, eating habits, stress and a lack of exercise during lockdown. But Dietitians Australia said it’s also presented an opportunity for many people to make life-changing and in some cases, life-saving choices, through better access to dietetic support via telehealth. In...

Certain jobs linked to increased osteoarthritis risk

Knee replacements are a significant burden on society and individuals, and now a new major global systematic review of knee osteoarthritis (OA) published in Arthritis Care Research has shed light on the workplaces that put workers at increased risk of OA. The study by the Universities of Sydney, Oxford and Southampton – the biggest meta-analysis and systematic review of its...

Healthy bones start early in life

While the benefits of breastfeeding are well known and, for women who can, breastfeeding is encouraged, a new study has found that exposures during foetal development and early life (such as breastfeeding) may have effects on bone health in adulthood. The new observational study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, followed 201 participants from infancy to 25...

Spike in stress and sleeplessness

With everything going on in the world at the moment and with the unanticipated changes and lockdown measures that have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not surprising that a national survey of more than 100 pharmacists from across Australia has found a spike in people seeking professional advice on managing stress and overcoming sleeping disorders. The survey,...

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Beauty

Do or dry in problem times

The months are colder, the desire to stay indoors rugged up in a jumper and sweat pants is real, and skin … well, it’s...

Garnier commits to ‘Green Beauty’

Beauty brand, Garnier, has released its first ever Sustainability Progress Report, outlining its commitment to reduce its global environmental impact by 2025. The Sustainability Progress...

What else is behind the ‘Natural’ label?

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who was told ‘if you don’t understand the words on the ingredients label then it’s best not...

How to look after your skin this winter

While on the one hand winter can be a time for cuddling up on the couch with a blanket, a hot drink and your...

Clean up in the beauty aisle!

We quite literally have the world at our fingertips. With a keyboard and the internet available anytime, consumers have the power to research what is...

L’Oreal Paris announces new international spokesperson

Known for her role as ‘Hannah Baker’ in the popular 13 Reasons Why Netflix series and for playing strong young female leads, Katherine Langford...

Don’t forget your hands

As we’re still constantly reminded to wash our hands to help continue curbing the spread of coronavirus ­– for 20 seconds, to the tune...

The rise of DIY

As COVID-19 gripped the globe and social-distancing lockdown became almost universal, many industries had to innovate to maintain business and a customer base, including...

Thin hair, don’t care (or do I?)

Growing up, I was envious of the girls at school who were able to wash their hair in the morning and have it dry...

Events

Three men walk into a bar… Dry July

What started as three mates wanting to take a break from alcohol in July...

New dates for APP2021 announced

Media Release The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has announced that the date of next year’s...

Recognising top achievers in pharmacy

Media Release 15 June 2020 “Now more than ever we need to recognise our top achievers...