Health and Lifestyle

Heart failure is a killer that can be appeased

Heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death. With this in mind, pharmacy assistants can do a lot to reduce the toll on individuals, family and society. Read on for a wealth of information, including how to access the location of different cardiac rehabilitation or heart failure management program, …

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Australians urged to #OwnYourTone

The 2019 National Skin Cancer Action Week kicks off on Sunday, November 17 and runs through to Saturday, November 23. It’s an important reminder for all Australians to use sun protection and highlights the significance of early skin cancer detection. According to the Cancer Council Australia more than 2,000 Australians …

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Nutraceuticals in management of diabetes

One of the fastest growing chronic diseases and said to be the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system, type 2 diabetes is said to be preventable in up to almost 60 per cent of cases by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet is paramount in diabetes management and now …

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Bushfire air and why you should care

The air quality during fire season is extremely polluted and hazardous. Smoke from bushfires are made up of small particles, gases and water vapour. The gases in bushfire smoke include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (NSW Government, 2013). Due to the size of the particles …

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Vaping: more dangerous than it seems

Growing evidence shows that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes and/or vaping) has adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Research published in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), noted that “harmless water vapour” is not the only ingredient in an e-cigarette. “E-cigarettes contain nicotine, particulate matter, metals and …

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Long road ahead: stigma around mental health

Men’s mental health has seen small progress, due to it becoming more of an open conversation. However, Mintel – experts in what consumers want and why, reveal that there’s still a long way to go, based on recent research they’ve conducted. “There has been a strong focus on men’s mental …

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