Health

Two beauty trends set to impact the market

Mintel has announced the two beauty trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care market over the next decade: the panorama of humanity and identity traders. These trends are expected to have implications for manufacturers, companies, brands and consumers. The Panorama of Humanity As consumers explore the line …

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Bushfire air and why you should care

The air quality during fire season is extremely polluted and hazardous. Smoke from bushfires are made up of small particles, gases and water vapour. The gases in bushfire smoke include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds (NSW Government, 2013). Due to the size of the particles …

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Patch with the power to prevent pregnancy

A contraceptive patch with fizzing backing that dissolves to reveal an array of dissolving microneedles has effectively administered long acting contraception, according to researchers in the US. In initial tests conducted in rats, the microneedles, which biodegrade over the course of a month, effectively delivered the necessary birth control dose …

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Value of vaccines verified

A report demonstrating the immense benefit that vaccines provide to the community has been welcomed by Medicines Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, ‘The burden of vaccine preventable disease in Australia’, shows vaccines benefit the community through avoiding, or reducing, ill health from vaccine preventable diseases. The …

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Cann Group reach cannabis distribution agreement with Symbion

Cann Group Limited (Cann) is launching a range of imported medicinal cannabis products to be distributed to approved Special Access Scheme (SAS) patients by Symbion Pty Ltd. Cann’s agreement with Symbion, suppliers of healthcare services and products to more than 4000 retail pharmacies and 1300 hospitals throughout Australia, will ensure …

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Is night time right time for blood pressure meds?

Blood pressure pills offer more protection when taken before bed, a large new study suggests. There is mounting evidence that many different drugs, including heart pills, might work better when taken at specific times of the day and, according to the European Heart Journal, it’s a simple tip that could save …

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Pharmacists’ lead role in safety of medicines

Pharmacists have demonstrated their commitment to making medicines in Australia safe and fit for their intended purpose by taking a lead role in reporting medicine and vaccine side effects. The Therapeutic Goods Administration annual performance statistics report, released this week, showed 24,000 medicine and vaccine adverse reaction reports were made …

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#DontBeTheOne this World Stroke Day

Marking World Stroke Day, the Stroke Foundation and the SiSU Health Group released its latest Australia Under Pressure – Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check Report, revealing Australia’s high blood pressure hotspots. High blood pressure hotspots include Schofields (NSW), Sunbury (Vic) and Nailsworth (SA). “High blood pressure is the largest modifiable …

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At issue: the merits of hay fever options

It’s spring, but help is at hand for Australians seeking hay fever medicines, including antihistamines, decongestants and corticosteroids, according to NPS MedicineWise. This year, to help people with seasonal allergies navigate what has been described as a medicine jungle, the organisation is providing information and advice on hay fever (allergic …

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