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Good fat benefits evident in womb

A pregnant woman’s diet could affect how well her baby’s DNA protects against heart disease, cancer and other diseases later in life. A new study, led by University of Sydney researcher and Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, Associate Professor Michael Skilton, was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. …

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New virus now only one flight away

A confirmed case of a novel coronavirus has been detected in Japan, making it the second confirmed case outside China and only one flight away from Australia. After a case in Thailand was identified on 13th January the World Health Organization confirmed that the virus, known as 2019-nCoV, has now …

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Biome Breathe products given to those affected by bushfires

Activated Probiotics commits to giving away $30,000 worth of Biome Breathe products to help those suffering asthma symptoms from smoke inhalation. Biome Breathe is clinically proven to significantly reduce the frequency and severity of Allergic Asthma Attacks. The products are also able to be used alongside prescribed medications for prevention …

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Fish oil supplements to reduce risk of heart attacks

A combination of fish oil supplements with statin therapy could reduce patients risk of heart attack and strokes. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology published a study explored by Monash University researchers on the potential costs, risks and benefits of adding the purified fish oil (icosapent ethyl) on top of statins …

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Blackmores trailblazer turns 100 and donates to fire service

Former long-term resident of the Northern Beaches and Blackmores trailblazer Sister Mercie Whellan has donated $100,000 to the Northern Beaches Rural Fire Service to mark her 100th birthday this week. Ms Whellan reached out to former Prime Minister of Australia and RFS volunteer Tony Abbott to offer a personal cheque. …

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Pharmacists supply PBS medicines without prescriptions during bushfire crisis

A temporary expansion of PBS Continued Dispensing to cover nearly all PBS medicines will mean Australians affected by the bushfire crisis will be able to access their vital medicines at regular PBS prices if they find themselves without a prescription. Under the temporary change announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt, …

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Sleep on it

A recent study published in the European Heart Journal has found that good sleep patterns offset the risk of heart disease and stroke, even in those who have a genetic predisposition to heart problems. Led by Professor Lu Qi, Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Centre at Tulane University, New …

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Don’t forget your teeth this festive season

While the frantic end-of-holiday rush is upon us, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is reminding everyone to remember about your teeth this festive season. The holidays are often a time when the good habits formed throughout the year are left by the wayside. While balance is key, it’s important to …

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Amcal and Guardian unite for community first campaign

Amcal and Guardian have teamed up this year for the first time in a new purpose-led brand campaign designed to champion meaningful community connections this Christmas. Created to help bring communities together, the ‘Christmas Ties’ campaign features a range of co-branded creative assets to help showcase the true meaning of …

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Upjohn Australia moves to wholesale distribution

It has been announced that from February 2020, Upjohn Australia Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.) will distribute medicines through Community Service Obligation (CSO) pharmaceutical distributors. Upjohn announced the decision by signing a contract with Symbion, with negotiations expected to be finalised with other wholesalers shortly. According to Upjohn …

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