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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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Sleep congress reveals latest snooze secrets

Kiwifruit, cannabis and smartphone apps are among the latest sleep aids in the spotlight at an international sleep conference being held in Sydney today and tomorrow. Sleep DownUnder 2019 will host more than 800 of Australasia’s sleep experts to reveal the latest research into sleep problems like insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), jet lag and snoring. Among the discoveries are a raft of …

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Brianne Lowe takes top spot at PATY 2019

A mother, a wife and now Pharmacy Assistant of the Year winner – Brianne Lowe has taken home the prestigious award back to Charlestown, New South Wales. The passionate, high-energy pharmacy assistant from HealthSAVE Pharmacy attended the Pharmacy Assistants National Conference alongside the other State Winners with great enthusiasm. “The …

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Clear link between diet and depression

Recent research shows the link between young adults who suffer from depression and an unhealthy diet. Those experiencing the mental illness present significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks. This is according to a study published in open-access journal ‘PLOS ONE’ by Heather Francis …

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More help for those with eating disorders

Eating disorders (ED) are now the first mental health disorder to be assigned specific item numbers. This comes under the new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) scheme from the beginning of November. ED experts have urgently called the Australian health workforce to increase the management of these complex illnesses. Additionally, the …

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