Limited space available for pre-APP workshops

Pharmacists are being encouraged to enrol in additional training before APP...

Poor sleep linked with dementia risk

One of the common symptoms of dementia onset is altered sleep,...

Qld Guild supports the `Really Big...

The Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is donating...

Right foot forward

With end-of-term school holidays officially over and the back-to-school rush here, podiatry experts at...

Can you mend a broken heart?

Many of us are familiar with the pain of a broken...

Sigma’s heartfelt partnership

Sigma announced its partnership with national defibrillator company and lifesaving program...

Warning over heavy energy drink consumption

UK doctors have warned against the heavy consumption of energy drinks...

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Sigma’s heartfelt partnership

Sigma announced its partnership with national defibrillator company and lifesaving program Heart180, as it launches the organisation’s AEDs (defibrillators) across its national pharmacy network. The announcement follows the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s recent partnership with the Heart180 program which will now see Sigma pharmacy brands, including Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Stores, have access to this technology along with Heart180’s...

Warning over heavy energy drink consumption

UK doctors have warned against the heavy consumption of energy drinks after treating a 21-year-old who had presented to hospital with shortness of breath and abdominal swelling, with subsequent tests revealing heart and kidney failure severe enough that the hospital considered a dual organ transplant. Reportedly, he had no significant past medical, family or social history, indicating his condition may...

Vaccination considerations in patients with MS

In a Perspective article published in The Medical Journal of Australia, Australian researchers say that a full course of vaccinations should be considered first for patients newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis who are not fully immunised, prior to starting immunosuppressive therapy. The reason behind this is that due to being a disorder where the immune system attacks itself, MS leaves...

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Guide to help health sector reach zero emissions by 2050

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) (Pacific Region) are set to launch Australia’s first ever road map...

New modelling shows cost of vaccine rollout delay

According to new modelling by The McKell Institute, the cost of the government’s delay in rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine to the Australian population...

Delays gives hope to Aussie Manuka honey industry

A last-minute delay to a crucial trademark hearing has bought Australia’s manuka honey industry valuable time to engage with the Government in working...

P&G acquires VOOST Vitamins

The Procter & Gamble Company has today announced the approval and closing of its acquisition of VOOST Vitamins, said to be Australia’s leading effervescent...

Influenza vaccines: Now and future advances

Media Release The Covid-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented level of demand for influenza vaccines in 2020, with more than 17.6 million doses being available...

Digital platform supporting young Aussies with Parkinson’s Disease

Just in time for World Parkinson’s Day on Sunday 11 April 2021, an Australian-first digital support platform, the Young Onset Parkinson’s Exchange (YOP-X) app,...

Insight into employee Covid-19 vaccine attitudes

Research by Humanforce, a provider of intelligent workforce management solutions, has revealed that 70% of casual workers have indicated that they would be more...

Queensland’s CHO to speak at APP2021

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer (CHO), Dr Jeannette Young has been one of the most instrumental health experts in Queensland’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic...

Risk-free registration promised for APP2021

With the recent announcement that the mass rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations in community pharmacy will be delayed for at least a month, Kos Sclavos...

Health and Lifestyle

Right foot forward

With end-of-term school holidays officially over and the back-to-school rush here, podiatry experts at the University of South Australia (UniSA) are encouraging parents to...

Poor sleep linked with dementia risk

One of the common symptoms of dementia onset is altered sleep, with research increasingly suggesting that sleep patterns may contribute to the disease. Time spent sleeping has reportedly been linked to dementia risk in older adults (65-plus), but it’s unclear whether this association is also true for younger age groups. Now, a study by UK researchers has shown that those who...

Qld Guild supports the `Really Big Walk’ initiative

The Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is donating $3,000 to State MP for Greenslopes, Joe Kelly, for his efforts to raise money to help support those impacted by Parkinson’s disease. Mr Kelly and his family have been raising funds through the Really Big Walk initiative (a 239km walk from Coolum to Brisbane), for Parkinson’s Queensland which has...

Can you mend a broken heart?

Many of us are familiar with the pain of a broken heart, and while some of us may experience this pain more significantly than others, what may not be so readily known is that broken-heart syndrome is a real, physical condition that can be brought on by stressful emotional triggers often following traumatic events such as a relationship or...

Sigma’s heartfelt partnership

Sigma announced its partnership with national defibrillator company and lifesaving program Heart180, as it launches the organisation’s AEDs (defibrillators) across its national pharmacy network. The announcement follows the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s recent partnership with the Heart180 program which will now see Sigma pharmacy brands, including Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Stores, have access to this technology along with Heart180’s...

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Skin expert warns men to be careful with skincare

As the sale of men’s skincare products continues to rise across the country, founder and owner of skincare brand, AGENCY by Domminique, Natasha Domminique...

Glowing skin, with a sip of collagen

By now, most consumers and pharmacy staff have most likely heard of collagen, but what is it known for and how can it be...

G&M Cosmetics finalists in beauty awards

It's always great to see Australian brands do well on a global scale and the recent announcement from Australian certified organic skincare manufacturer, G&M...

Garnier officially certified cruelty free

Coming off the back of a landmark year for the brand, Garnier has announced that all Garnier products, globally, are now certified cruelty free...

Challenging narrow beauty ideals

As part of the launch of its new Positive Beauty vision and strategy, Unilever has announced that it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from...

A teen’s first skin care routine

Many consumers are now aware of how important a skin care routine is, and most have happily jumped on the bandwagon. It’s natural that...

Keeping acne at bay

One of the most common conditions among tweens and teens is acne, which can be annoying at best and debilitating at worst. This month,...

2021 Beauty and Personal Care Trends Revealed

Market intelligence agency, Mintel has recently announced the four key trends set to impact the beauty and personal care industry in 2021. The four trends...

Natures Organics unveils latest sustainable packaging

Natures Organics has launched a new green bottle for its OC Naturals Hand and Body Wash range, which is said to be free from...

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Limited space available for pre-APP workshops

Pharmacists are being encouraged to enrol in additional training before APP to bring themselves...

Qld Guild supports the `Really Big Walk’ initiative

The Queensland branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is donating $3,000 to State...

Queensland Government official event partner of APP2021

With just over a month until the 2021 Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Trade...