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Babinda pharmacy assistant top of her game

Pharmacy assistant, Bridgette Atkinson from Babinda Pharmacy, has been chosen to represent Queensland at the National Finals of the 2019 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY). In its 13th year, PATY, the premier award for Australian pharmacist assistants, celebrates the best in community pharmacy.  Ms …

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Priceline winning battle for cosmetics market share

Priceline is doing battle with supermarkets for the Australian cosmetics market, says Roy Morgan – and Priceline is gaining the edge. According to Roy Morgan’s latest data, Priceline has continued to grow its market share. Now, almost one in four Australian women (23.3 per cent) who buy cosmetics buy from …

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Oli6 goat-milk formula moves from pharmacy to Coles

Coles has signed a deal with Nuchev to range its Oli6 goat-milk formula in stores and online from next month after Nuchev founder and Chief Executive Ben Dingle says the company’s expansion into Coles follows a deliberate strategy to first establish the Oli6 brand in the pharmacy channel. “When we …

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Why eating fermented food is good for you

Researchers have discovered that humans and great apes possess a receptor on their cells that detects metabolites from bacteria commonly found in fermented foods and triggers movement of immune cells. Claudia Stäubert of the University of Leipzig, Germany, and colleagues report these findings in a new study published 23rd May …

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Women perform better mentally at higher room temperatures

Women’s performance on maths and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, according to a new study. The study was published on May 22, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Chang and Agne Kajackaite from the …

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Sexy advertising makes us feel dirty (sort of)

Highly sexualised imagery in advertising causes some of us to feel dirty – just not in the way we might think. In fact, rather than making consumers feel sexy, such imagery can make them feel “physically dirty” instead. It can then motivate them to buy hygiene products such as toothpaste, …

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Women too “ashamed” to go on a diet, says leading nutritionist

A leading Australian certified nutritionist has criticised the growing “anti body shaming” and “body beautiful” trends as being detrimental to women leading healthy lifestyles. Zhanna Gee, founder of holistic health and wellbeing company, Slim By Nature, has raised concerns that women have become too “ashamed” to go on a diet. …

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