Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Ovarian Cancer & Teal

Health Weeks

22-02-2017

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – an annual Ovarian Cancer Australia campaign. This campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms, risks and impact of ovarian cancer. It also raises vital funds to support Ovarian Cancer Australia’s work in awareness, support, advocacy and research. This February, Ovarian Cancer Australia invites Australians to host an Afternoon ‘Teal’ (teal is the international colour for ovarian cancer). It is an opportunity to bring family, friends and local community together to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

1495_Womens_cancer_and_Afternoon_TealOvarian cancer is a disease where some of the cells in one or both ovaries start to grow abnormally and develop into cancer.

Approximately 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the death rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, and around 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Read More >

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a pain

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a pain

Pharmacy news

17-02-2017

It’s not often discussed, but Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common problem, which affects a significant percentage of Australians from all walks of life.  IBS can start at any age and causes repeated tummy pain, stomach bloating and a change in bowel habits – sometimes alternating between persistent constipation or diarrhoea.   Women are more likely to have the condition.
 

IBS TRIGGERS

The cause of IBS isn’t known, but it is generally aggravated by the following things:

  • Breads and cereals with refined grains
  • Processed foods such as biscuits/chips
  • Coffee, carbonated drinks, alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Large meals
  • Too much fibre (which is hard to digest)
  • Consuming too much water with a meal
  • Cruciferous vegetables such as onions, broccoli and cabbage 
  • Stress and anxiety
 

Try the natural remedy that
works wonders

A great natural way to treat IBS and functional indigestion is withIberogast Oral Liquid.

It harnesses the power of 9 herbs including chamomile, lemon balm, milk thistle, and bitter candytuft.  These medicinal herbal extracts work together to target discomforts and pain in the abdomen. It reduces gas formation, calms over-active gut muscles, speeds up sluggish gut muscles and reduces gas inflammation. Read More >

Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obesity

Health & Wellness

15-02-2017

Overweight and obesity is a National Health Priority Area, currently affecting 63% of Australian adults and 25% of Australian children. The latest statistics show 35.5% of Australians aged 18 years and over are overweight, and almost 28% are obese.

1494_Overweight_and_obesityIt has been predicted that by 2025 around 83% of Australian men and 75% of women aged 20 years and over will be overweight or obese.

The causes of overweight and obesity are not easy to define. Although diet and physical activity are central to maintaining a healthy weight, social, environmental, behavioural, genetic and physiological factors can play their part in contributing to weight gain. For many, weight gain is hard to avoid and very difficult to reverse.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight and obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation (build-up) that may impair health. We gain weight when we eat more energy (kilojoules) than we use up through exercise or activity. Energy is measured in kilojoules (kJ) and different foods provide different amounts of energy. Read More >

Back to school

Back to school

Pharmacy news

BACK TO SCHOOL 📚

Say goodbye to head lice with MOOV! For all your head lice treatment and prevention products look no further than Moov.

From the 2nd February 2017, when you buy any 2 MOOV head lice products, receive a $20 Smiggle gift card. Call into Eden Rise Pharmacy if you need information about head lice….

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National condom day

National condom day

Health Weeks

National Condom Day is an annual health initiative that coincides with 14 February (Valentine’s Day). This is an ideal opportunity to promote healthy relationships, and remind people about the risks of sexually transmissible infections (e.g. genital herpes, and HIV/AIDS), and unplanned pregnancies.

National Condom DayResults from the National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health (2013) indicated that:

  • amongst sexually active students, the most commonly used form of contraception was the condom (58%), with the majority (63%) of students believing that ‘most’ or ‘all’ of their peers use a condom when they have sex
  • the majority (67%) of sexually active students reported that a condom was available the last time they had sex, and 86% of these students reported using it
  • when referring to their last sexual encounter, 23% of sexually active students reported having sex in a less controlled space (i.e. friend’s house, car or outdoors), where a condom may not have been readily available.

These results suggest that people are more likely to use condoms if they are available during a sexual encounter; but there are still many occasions where people are engaging in sexual risk taking behaviour. Read More >

Soothe your baby’s skin with Jurlique

Soothe your baby’s skin with Jurlique

Kiana Beauty Blog

06-02-2017

For me, one of the sweetest scents in the world is the smell of a freshly bathed baby.

I love how a bath can help a baby unwind, making him or her sleepy and extra cuddly, allowing me to inhale that sweet scent just one more time before bed.

I have used Jurlique Baby skincare products on all three of my children from when they were tiny, and still do.  

It reassures me that Jurlique products are made from all organic ingredients that are grown on their farm in the Adelaide Hills.  

There are no irritants or toxins in their formulations and their baby skincare products are tested and approved by a Paediatrician and Dermatologist. Read More >

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Health & Wellness

The importance of doing something healthy for your heart is highlighted by the fact that 90% of adult Australians have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Risk factors include a family history of heart disease, and the risk also increases as you age. Gender is important because being male is also a risk factor.

1541_Healthy_heart_healthy_lifeAs a nation, we tend to take our hearts for granted but the sobering facts are that cardiovascular disease is the cause of 34% of deaths in Australia, followed by all cancers on 29%.

This year, National Wear Red Day is taking place on the 14th February 2017. Heart Research Australia is inviting Australians to wear something red on this day for a gold coin donation to help raise funds for Heart Research Australia’s research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Further information is available at www.heartresearch.com.au/wear-red-day/. Read More >

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week

Health Weeks

Australia’s Healthy Weight Week is an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Events are held in February each year to help promote this message and encourage people to see an Accredited Practising Dietitian to assist with food, nutrition and lifestyle management. – more 

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

Our pharmacy services

01-02-2017

‘Dont Wait Until It’s Too Late’ Bowel Cancer Australia’s annual public awareness campaign is aimed at raising awareness that bowel cancer often develops without warning signs. Help Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and improve the health and wellbeing of those living with bowel cancer https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/prevent-bowel-cancer

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for…
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Back to school!

Back to school!

Pharmacy news

It’s back to school  which means it’s time to apply lots of sunscreen! Our HERO sunscreen…SUNSENCE SUNSCREEN is the NO.1 Selling Pharmacy brand in SPF 50+ Sun protection!

SunSense provides the highest UV protection* in Australia and is scientifically formulated for individual skin types. The range is fragrance free, dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic. It also contains moisturising Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide) to help hydrate skin and improve the appearance of skin tone and texture.

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