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Reducing salt would save thousands of lives

Media Release 25 February, 2020 Further evidence adds weight to call for urgent action on salt targets Most people get a blood pressure lowering benefit from eating less salt and the less you eat, the more you benefit, but for older people and those who already have high blood pressure …

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Australia’s first beauty runway for charity

Priceline Pharmacy will host Australia’s first beauty runway for charity. The runway has been created to raise funds for the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, in which Priceline is the official hair and beauty partner of. On 11 March, the Sisterhood Beauty Runway will showcase …

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Stranger Things star boosts awareness for disorder

Actor Gaten Matarazzo III, who plays Dustin Henderson on the Netflix series “Stranger Things” is spreading awareness for a rare disorder that he was born with. Mr Matarazzo was born with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), in which the most prominent features are missing or abnormal growth of the teeth and collarbones. …

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Funded Community Pharmacy Training in Tasmania

Media Release 24 February, 2020 The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is proud to be facilitating fully subsidised pharmacy assistant training for eligible job seekers in Launceston. The part time course commenced on the 17 of February 2020 and will run for 11 weeks. 14 local job seekers will complete two …

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Brisbane residents, this is why you’ve been sneezing

Brisbane’s grass pollen levels over the past two months have been up to four times higher than levels recorded anywhere in Australia (since comparative records have been kept). The head of Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Allergy Research Group and of the AusPollen network Professor Janet Davies, was invited to …

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Half of women unhappy with sex lives

Media Release 24 February, 2020 Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study A study conducted by the Women’s Health Research Program at Monash University has reported, for the first time, an overall picture of the sexual wellbeing of Australian women between the ages of 18 and 39. …

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Iron – a key nutrient to Closing the Gap

New research highlights the importance of adequate iron in supporting early childhood development in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Early childhood anaemia (during 6 to 23 months of age) was found to more than double the risk of development vulnerability among these children in their first year of full-time …

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Virtual games help people stand and walk in rehab

Media Release 19 February, 2020 Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found. Participants used on average four different devices while in hospital and two different …

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Oscar nominee Luke Davies to present at APP2020

Award-winning screenwriter, novelist and Academy Award nominee for Hollywood blockbuster Lion, Luke Davies will present at APP2020. Mr Davies will inspire delegates attending the event on Wednesday, 18 March. In his APP presentation, which will follow on from an interactive workshop on harm minimisation, Mr Davies will recount his remarkable …

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