Business

Knight’s time as Chair of NPS MedicineWise

Dr Andrew Knight has been appointed as the Chair of the NPS MedicineWise board. The Sydney-based GP, appointed last month, has served on the board since 2010. Dr Knight has taken over as Chair from Peter Turner, Non-Executive Director at Virtus Health. Mr Turner says he believes Dr Knight brings …

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Glaucoma group’s $200k in new research grants

Glaucoma Australia will award $200,000 in the first round of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program funded by the William A Quinlivan Research Fund, which was established in 2006. Applications are now open until September 1, 2019, with the successful recipients to be announced on World Sight Day (October 10). …

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More than half of kids are being cyberbullied

New data from the Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation indicates that 53 per cent of young Australians have experienced cyberbullying. Seventy per cent of surveyed young people with ‘high’ and ‘very high’ rates of psychological distress also say they have experienced cyberbullying, revealing a strong link between the intimidating …

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Choice: ministers must act to fix sugar labelling

Consumer advocate Choice says health ministers must improve food labels so that foods high in added sugar receive lower Health Star Ratings. “The Health Star Rating system is meant to help people understand which [products] are healthier than others,” Choice Policy & Campaigns Adviser Linda Przhedetsky said. “Health Stars are …

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GuildEd recognised with prestigious award

Guild Learning and Development, in partnership with Androgogic, has won the platinum award in the Best New Technology Implementation category of the LearnX 2019 Awards. The award was for the new online learning and CPD site, GuildEd. The focus of the award is on an innovative Learning Management System that …

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Guardian’s knitting effort keeping homeless warm

Guardian Pharmacy says the first month of its Knitting for Good 2019 campaign has been a success with an immediate and significant rise in the participation and involvement of its member pharmacies. Now in its 21st year, the campaign calls on “crafty” Australians to put their knitting skills to good …

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Pharmacy Guild joins the digital champions

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has become an industry association member of the federal government’s Small Business Digital Champions Project. The project is aimed at helping Australian small businesses, such as community pharmacies, unlock the potential of technology to revolutionise their operations and extend their reach. “We see this as …

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Hair colour loses lustre as customer numbers decline

Results from new research conducted by Roy Morgan has revealed overall hair colour purchase and purchasing frequency is on the decline. Research results reveal only 15.4 per cent of Australians purchased hair colour in an average six months in the year to March 2019, down two percentage points (ppts) from …

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Do you have an eye for recycling used lenses?

Contact lens users in Australia are recycling their used lenses and blister packs to raise money for the charity, Optometry Giving Sight. The Bausch & Lomb recycling program allows Australians to collect and ship all brands of used contact lenses, blister packs and lens cases free of charge to TerraCycle. …

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