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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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel Cancer Screening

Health & Wellness

08-07-2019

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.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

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.

New stocks of Flu Vaccine have arrived

New stocks of Flu Vaccine have arrived

Health & Wellness

18-06-2019

Sadly, it’s been a bad season so far this year.

Our qualified pharmacists can give flu injections to people 16 years and over, no appointments necessary. We do have stock of both the adult vaccine and the vaccine for those aged 65+.

Note subject to pharmacist availability. There may be an administration cost involved.

Speak to one of our pharmacists for full details.

The number of confirmed cases has soared to nine times more than this time last year.
 
 
More than 18,600 people have been diagnosed with the flu since the season started late last year, nine times more than the same time last year.

Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 steps a day?

Health & Wellness

20-05-2019

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Walking has a variety of health benefits. From shutterstock.com

Corneel VandelanotteCQUniversity AustraliaKerry MummeryUniversity of AlbertaMitch Duncan,University of Newcastle, and Wendy BrownThe University of QueenslandRegular walking produces many health benefits, including reducing our risk of heart diseasetype 2 diabetes and depression.

Best of all, it’s free, we can do it anywhere and, for most of us, it’s relatively easy to fit into our daily routines. Read More >

Introducing Lafe’s Natural Body Care

Introducing Lafe’s Natural Body Care

Health & Wellness

02-05-2019

Introducing a new ethically conscious brand – Lafe’s Natural BodyCare .

Their deodorants are made from certified organic ingredients, without any toxins. No petroleum, no SLS, no aluminium. They’re even gluten-free.

Free of nasties, not tested on animals, AND will keep you fresh and dry all day. Their Twist Sticks are clinically proven to be effective for 24 hours.

Available instore now, starting at $10.50.

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Protect yourself from the flu this year

Protect yourself from the flu this year

Health & Wellness

23-04-2019

Protect yourself from the flu! 🤧

Flu vaccines are now available at Eden Rise PharmaSave Pharmacy.

Available for people aged 16 years and over. No appointments necessary. Subject to availability of trained pharmacist. Cost $25 per person.

People who fulfill high risk criteria may obtain their flu vaccine from their GP when available, and this may be bulk-billed. These are also available at Eden Rise PharmaSave Pharmacy at an administration cost of $15.

For more information, please speak to one of our pharmacists.

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