Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Health & Wellness

26-10-2017

STIs come in all shapes and sizes! If you are sexually active, you can get an STI – even if you practice safe sex most of the time. There are many different STIs and not all of them have obvious symptoms, so there is a chance that you or your partner could have an STI without knowing it. The only way to find out if you have a STI is to have a sexual health check-up. Doctors deal with sexual health problems on a daily basis, so don’t be embarrassed to ask for help.

How to stop mascara clumping

How to stop mascara clumping

Kiana Beauty Blog

How to Stop Mascara Clumping in Six Simple Steps with Glenda, our Estee Lauder Expert

Who doesn’t love mascara?

It lengthens our lashes and makes us look and feel more awake in the mornings.

It adds volume to sparse lashes and makes us look and feel younger. 

It makes us look put together even when we’re not wearing any makeup.

The team at Kiana Beauty loves mascara, but one thing we do not love are clumpy lashes.

Clumpy lashes are instantly ageing and look unnatural.

Glenda, Kiana Beauty’s Estee Lauder expert, shares her tips on how to stop mascara clumping.

Ageing – Quality with Quantity

Ageing – Quality with Quantity

Pharmacy news

6.9 million Australians are now aged 50 years and over.

Australia has an ageing population. We are enjoying longer and in general healthier lives. However, as we grow older we are increasingly more likely to experience increased ill health. Health conditions and impairments such as arthritis, hearing loss and dementia become more common as people get older.

Regardless of our age or physical condition, we all benefit from taking an active interest in and control of our health.

Pharmacists, along with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals can assist you to make informed decisions. Pharmacists can help in specific ways with services such as the Home Medicines Review, MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck. Your pharmacist can provide a wide range of products, medicines, services and useful consumer health information on a wide range of topics for individual needs.

Next time you’re at Eden Rise Pharmacy ask your pharmacist how they can help you.

Australian Food Safety Week

Australian Food Safety Week

Health Weeks

 

The theme of Australian Food Safety Week, to be held from 11 to 18 November 2017, is ‘Is it done yet? Using a thermometer to check if your food is cooked safely’.

Food Safety Information Council Chair, Rachelle Williams, said the Council was focusing on the priority of the Australian and New Zealand Food Ministerial Forum to reduce foodborne illness, particularly the escalating rates of Campylobacter and Salmonella infection in Australia.

‘Each year an estimated 4.1 million people get food poisoning in Australia, 1 million Australians have to visit a doctor with food poisoning, 32,000 people end up in hospital and 86 people die,’ Ms Williams said. Read More >

It’s Nappy Collective time again!

It’s Nappy Collective time again!

Pharmacy news

15-10-2017

It’s that time of year again when Eden Rise Pharmacy is gratefully accepting donations of your leftover, unused disposable nappies for the The Nappy Collective . These donations are then redistributed to organisations that support families in need or in crisis. This is a great cause so please tell your friends and family and help make a difference.

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Are you a carer?

Are you a carer?

Pharmacy news

11-10-2017

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. National Carers Week 2017 provides you with a chance to learn about carers and caring in Australia.

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Signs and symptoms of measles

Signs and symptoms of measles

Health & Wellness

Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Serious and sometimes fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (brain inflammation). Measles is also known as rubeola, not to be confused with rubella (German measles). Worldwide, measles is the fifth highest cause of illness and death in children. 

Measles is rare in Australia because of the widespread use of the measles vaccine. It is important to continue immunising children in Australia, because there is a risk that the infection can be brought in by people arriving or returning from overseas. Read More >

I think I have the flu!

I think I have the flu!

Health & Wellness

I think I have the flu – should I see a doctor?

Most people who are generally healthy won’t need to see their doctor for the flu. Their immune system will fight the infection and their symptoms will usually clear up on their own.

If you think you have the flu, try to rest, maintain a good fluid intake, and manage your symptoms. This will help you recover and prevent dehydration.

See your doctor if you are concerned, and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • difficulty breathing
  • chest pain
  • sudden dizziness
  • confusion
  • severe vomiting
  • fever with a rash.
How can I avoid giving the flu to other people?
 

Most (otherwise healthy) adults will be able to infect other people up to seven days after becoming sick, so the best way to avoid spreading the flu is to stay at home while you are unwell. In particular, avoid going to work or school or visiting busy public places. Avoid sharing linens, eating utensils and dishes. Read More >