Health

Fatigue and advice for your customers

In a pharmacy setting, you may find that your customers will approach you and ask advice about their fatigue levels. We know that there are a range of underlying lifestyle factors that cause fatigue, which may include lack of sleep, a sedentary lifestyle, or stress and burnout.1 Every year, more …

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A topic women want to ignore

Dr Eleni Yiasemides, consultant dermatologist, shares tips with pharmacists to support customers who are experiencing signs of thinning hair. “Female pattern hair loss is a highly emotional condition for women,” she said. “Pharmacy is often their first point of call and pharmacists are in a position to provide quality advice …

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Healthy travelling: what your patients should know

Travel Health Specialist Dr Sarah Chu Fifty-two per cent of Australian travellers went to destinations that have increased risk of travel-related infection in 20151. Considering overseas travel is on the rise in Australia, it is important that healthcare professionals are well versed in travel medicine, particularly tropical medicine. It is …

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Five tips to manage osteoarthritis

By BioCeuticals nutritionist and herbalist Stephanie Berglin The pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis can make even the simplest of daily tasks difficult and painful, from walking and writing to opening bottles. More than 1.8 million Australians are affected by osteoarthritis, making it the most common form of arthritis in …

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Four natural remedies for bone and joint health

By nutritionist, dietitian and senior educator for BioCeuticals, Belinda Reynolds. Most of us take the ability to move without pain for granted, which is why National Pain Week (July 25-31, 2016) seeks to highlight the 28 per cent of Australians suffering from arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. This figure means …

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Is a child at risk of autism? Don’t ‘watch and wait’ to find out

Australian children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless screening programs are overhauled, according to a leading UNSW child psychiatrist. Children with undiagnosed autism will continue to fall through the cracks unless there is a fundamental change to the way developmental checks are undertaken in Australia, according to a leading …

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Study finds no method reliable in assessing suicide risk

An Australian study has found suicide risk assessments of mental health patients give results only slightly better than chance, prompting calls for a review of the way treatment resources are allocated. The study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the tools used by medical professionals to assess suicide risk in mental health …

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