Health

Preparing for at-risk travel

If your patients are going to at-risk destinations, here’s what you should know about travel vaccinations.  The description ‘exotic paradise’ is often enough to get anyone dreaming about their next holiday destination, but Australian travellers often forget to focus on the not-so-fun reality of health risks they may face in …

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How to boost the immune system of a formula-fed baby, naturally

By Belinda Reynolds, BioCeuticals Education Manager. What can you do to boost an infant’s immune system and reduce the likelihood of a cold developing, or at least help them fight it faster? Over the past decade or so there has been an explosion of research in the field of probiotics, …

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Trust and consumer cynicism Head

Gerald Quigley, Community Pharmacist and Accredited Herbalist.  A definition of trust that needs to apply in all aspects of healthcare is: “the firm reliance on the integrity, ability or character of a person or thing”. So many aspects of modern society have diluted the impact of the word ‘trust’ to …

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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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