Would your kids benefit from Mo Milk?

Would your kids benefit from Mo Milk?

Pharmacy news

22-07-2019

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We are now stocking Mo Milk, a probiotic milk drink formulated for kids, and made from Australian Dairy.

Just half a glass of Mo Milk contains 15 BILLION CFU of live probiotic bacteria.

The best part? Your kids will have a healthier and more balanced gut, all in a delicious milk drink, and without having to swallow yucky pills.

Available instore now. Come and speak to our team to see if your kids would benefit from Mo Milk.

Pretend you’re in Europe!

Pretend you’re in Europe!

Health & Wellness

How about that Melbourne weather? Over the weekend, there was rain, crazy winds, sun, and hail.

At least you can pretend you’re in Europe like the rest of Instagram and Facebook with the Bondi Sands sunless tanning range.

Available instore now.

📸 photo credit @shannonlawlor via Bondi Sands

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Register as an organ donor!

Register as an organ donor!

Health Weeks

08-07-2019

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This DonateLife Week we’re encouraging more Australians to register to be an organ and tissue donor and to have a conversation about it with their family and friends.

DonateLife Week is our annual community awareness campaign to promote organ and tissue donation in Australia.

Each year, events are held across Australia across the week to encourage Australians to register on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR) and to tell their family and friends they want to be a donor.

Did you know only one in three Australians have joined the AODR, even though 81 per cent believe registration of donation decisions is important*?

Registration is important and so is having a conversation about it. In 2018, 9 out of 10 families agreed to donation when their family member was on the donor register. Consent for donation was given in 7 out of 10 cases when the family had prior knowledge of their loved one’s wishes. This dropped to 5 out of 10 families agreeing to donation when the family was unaware of their wishes.

More than 1,400 Australians are today on wait lists for a life-saving or life-transforming transplant. If you are willing to one day save lives by becoming an organ and tissue donor, please register and discuss your decision with your family and friends.

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Screening

Health & Wellness

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australia, with around 80 people dying from the disease each week. Once you reach 50 years of age, your risk of bowel cancer increases.

Screening for bowel cancer in people who do not have any symptoms and are between 50 and 74 years helps to detect cancer early. Up to 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be successfully treated if they are detected early.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) offers free bowel cancer detection kits to eligible people between the ages of 50 and 74 years. By 2020, all eligible people between 50 and 74 years will be offered free testing every two years.

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The NBCSP mails a kit to eligible people after specific birthdays between the ages of 50 and 74 years. Visit the NBCSP website to find information about age eligibility. Between 2015 and 2020, more ages will be added until, by 2020, all eligible people between 50 and 74 years will be sent free test kits every two years. By 2020, around four million Australians will be offered free screening each year and this could save up to 500 lives per year.

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends screening every one to two years for people older than 50 years who do not have symptoms or a family history of bowel cancer. The screening test offered is called an immunochemical faecal occult blood test (FOBT). You can read more here

Men’s Nutrition for Life

Men’s Nutrition for Life

Health & Wellness

01-07-2019

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Good nutrition has many benefits, contributing to healthy weight, quality of life and wellbeing, and protecting against chronic disease.

Did you know that men in Australia have a shorter life expectancy than Australian women, on average, and die from preventable causes more often than women?

While this current statistic isn’t so positive if you are an Australian man, the good news is that diet is arguably the single most important behavioural risk factor that you can improve. This can then have a significant positive impact on your health. 

While nutritional needs will change across a man’s lifecycle, healthy eating principles remain the same.

Find out more about how to eat healthily for your stage in life.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

Health Weeks

Did you know that as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise, around 2 million Australians are at risk of developing diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition that inhibits your ability to produce the insulin that your body needs to convert glucose into energy. This means you end up with unhealthy levels of glucose in your blood, which can lead to health complications including increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputation, depression and blindness.

The two main types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2, and both are on the increase in Australia.

Type 2 diabetes is largely due to the growing obesity epidemic. Poor diet and reduced physical activity are putting an estimated 2 million Australians at risk of developing the condition.

National Diabetes Week runs from 14 July to 20 July 2019.

Who organises National Diabetes Week?

Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by diabetes. Their mission is to work with health professionals, educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the community.

In collaboration with other diabetes organisations, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to more than one million Australians diagnosed with diabetes. They also work to raise awareness, promote prevention through early detection and advocate for better standards of care.

They are also a significant financial contributor to diabetes research and National Diabetes Week is an important event in their fundraising calendar.

What happens during National Diabetes Week?

National Diabetes Week is held in July each year and is an opportunity for Diabetes Australia to increase awareness of the dangers of diabetes and to raise funds for research into diabetes treatments and the search for a cure.

They focus on a different aspect of diabetes each year and themes from previous years have included diabetes-related amputations, the serious health complications of diabetes and the case for a national diabetes prevention program. The week consists of high-level conferences as well as backyard fundraising events, and everyone is encouraged to get on board and help make a difference. Read More >