Can Qiara help you?

Can Qiara help you?

Health & Wellness

10-10-2019

To the mums out there, for something that is supposed to be “natural”, breastfeeding is often more difficult that we imagine it’s going to be.

Qiara contain probiotics isolated from breast milk, which can help yours and baby’s tummy. It may also reduce and relieve pain and discomfort associated with mastitis, and reduce the occurrence of mastitis.

Come and speak to our pharmacists to see whether Qiara can help you.

📸 photo credit @sarahcraven_photographer

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Pollen season and asthma

Pollen season and asthma

Health & Wellness

30-09-2019

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Asthma explained

  • The common symptoms of asthma are wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness 
  • Different triggers bring on asthma symptoms in different people.
  • Asthma can be controlled with regular preventer medication every day (if prescribed) and using a reliever when symptoms flare up.
  • People experiencing asthma-like symptoms for the first time should visit their GP for assessment and advice, and if appropriate, develop an asthma management plan.
  • An asthma attack can threaten life – call triple zero (000) for an ambulance in an emergency and tell the operator that someone is having an asthma attack.
  • Find out more about asthma and its treatment – this will help improve asthma control and help you feel more confident to look after yourself, your child or anyone in your care.
  • A range of programs and services are available to support Australians with asthma.

Asthma is a common disease of the airways – the structures through which air passes when moving from your mouth and nose right down to the smallest structures in your lungs. About one in nine to ten Australians have asthma. It is often associated with other allergic conditions like hay fever and eczema. Read More >

Anxiety disorders: what you need to know

Anxiety disorders: what you need to know

Health & Wellness

29-08-2019

If you have an anxiety disorder you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions in Australia. There are many effective treatments for anxiety, and the sooner you get help, the more likely you are to get better. Read more here

Anxiety disorders: what you need to know
 

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening

Health & Wellness

13-08-2019

 
  • Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australia.
  • More than ninety per cent of bowel cancers can be successfully treated if they are found early.
  • For most people, screening for bowel cancer involves a simple, at-home screening test. 
  • The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) sends free tests in the mail to people aged 50 – 74, every two years.
  • The NBCSP bowel cancer screening test kit looks for traces of blood in the bowel movement which could be a sign of bowel cancer.
  • Participation in the NBCSP is the most effective way people aged 50–74 can prevent bowel cancer. 
     
 

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in Australia, with around 100 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. More than 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be successfully treated if they are detected early.

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) sends free bowel cancer screening tests in the mail to eligible people between the ages of 50 and 74 years. From 2020, all eligible people between 50 and 74 years will receive free tests every two years. Read More >

Pretend you’re in Europe!

Pretend you’re in Europe!

Health & Wellness

22-07-2019

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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