Health and Lifestyle

Spotlight on osteoporosis action plan

The National Strategic Action Plan is created by Osteoporosis Australia (OA), and the Australian Government. Minister for Health Greg Hunt is in partnership with the plan, that is launched during the lead up to Osteoporosis Day on Sunday. Government is allocating $4 million to support implementation of this plan, which will …

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Bust the breast cancer myths

19,371 women are estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia in 2019. This is equal to approximately 53 diagnoses each day (Cancer Australia, 2019). October 1 is the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Retail Pharmacy Assistants magazine has explored and busted the myths that surround breast cancer. …

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Keeping up with the collagen craze

You’re scrolling through Instagram. You see a glowing skinned, shiny haired influencer holding a tiny product that says, ‘healthier skin, nails and hair.’ You say to yourself, ‘I’ll take 20’. Collagen based products are generally labelled all with those similar promises, and with social media at such a high point, …

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Natural with a side of fluoride

Believed to be Australia’s first natural toothpaste with added fluoride, Australian Personal Care company, MooGoo has announced the launch of its new product – Moothpaste. While fluoride is important in the fight against tooth decay, according to MooGoo CEO, Craig Jones, the issue with many commercial fluoride-containing toothpastes is that …

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Why should you go with your gut?

More and more information is getting thrown around about pre and probiotics, bacteria, microbiomes and your gut, and yes we plead guilty to this (check out Retail Pharmacy Assistants magazine September for a detailed synopsis on the gut). But why? Why is it important? And why should you care? “The human …

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Nail the nutrients for tiny tummies

“It takes a village to raise a child,” said almost every parent ever. Therefore, it can be hard to keep track of absolutely everything.  Retail Pharmacy Assistant magazine September takes a look at children’s nutrition and when it may be time for parents to consider looking into vitamins for their …

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The battle of the bulge

TerryWhite Chemmart have launched their third signature event for the year – Weight Management. The event coincides with the introduction of weight management product, The Man Shake in TerryWhite Chemmart. A weight management product targeting men, The Man Shake was developed by Rugby League Legend, Adam MacDougall and his wife, …

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Nutrients boost mood

New research published in World Psychiatry has provided an overview of the benefit of specific nutrient supplements across a variety of mental health disorders. Led by Sydney’s NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University the study is said to have examined 33 meta-analyses of randomised control trials and data from …

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