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New study finds ‘Cell Fitness’ determines outcome for Covid Patients

New research conducted by the University of Queensland (UQ) in conjunction with the University of Copenhagen has found that an individual’s ‘cell fitness’ is a significantly more accurate way to predict how a patient will respond to Covid-19 infection than traditional methods. As part of the study, UQ’s Dr Arutha Kulasinghe and his team conducted…

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Micronutrient deficiency linked to poor immune response to viruses

A review of current research, conducted by a team of German scientists has concluded that deficiencies in certain micronutrients may contribute to poor immune response in the body and promote the morbidity of certain viral infections. The researchers examined hundreds of studies conducted into the role of micronutrients in immune response to viral infection and…

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Taking the sting out of sunburn – treatments to try

Sunburn. It happens to the best of us. We’ve all heard the sun-safe message, but on a beautiful summer day spent in the garden or at the beach it’s easy to lose track of time and find yourself at the end of the day looking redder than a beetroot. Prevention – hats, shirts and sunscreen…

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When will my menopause hot flushes stop?

Hot menopausal flushes can strike at any time of the day or night and are often accompanied by sudden and excessive sweating. The personal and unpredictable heat wave can cause significant sleep disturbance and impact on work, family life and the quality of a woman’s day. What causes hot flashes? Everybody has what’s called a…

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Genital warts are (usually) painless lumps or growths, of varying sizes, that appear on the genitals, anus and upper inner thigh and sometimes inside the rectum, vagina or urethra. They’re usually skin-coloured, brown, pink or slightly grey and they can be flat or raised; singular, or in clusters. Some are so small they’re not detectable to the naked eye, while others take on the appearance of cauliflower.
Treating Genital Warts – Everything you need to know

Genital warts can be uncomfortable, unsightly, and if they grow large and spread, they can lead to pain, itching, burning and bleeding. They’re also highly transmissible to sexual partners. For these reasons it’s important that genital warts are professionally diagnosed and treated under a plan developed by a medical practitioner. So while you’re waiting for…

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Researchers shine light on promising new Fibromyalgia treatments

Research by scientists from an Israeli School of Medicine has shone new light on potential new treatments for the crippling, life-long condition known as Fibromyalgia. The researchers conducted a comprehensive review of current clinical research to develop a ‘big picture’ outlook of the treatments and therapies that show the most promise and the greatest potential…

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Top doctor says buying cheap HRT hormones is a waste of money

In a recent podcast on Paul Burgess’ Functional Medicine site, leading U.S. menopause specialist, Dr Carolyn DeLucia, said that the quality of hormones used in hormone replacement therapy is the number one indicator of whether the treatment will bring about positive results. “One of the issues I have…is the quality of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy,”…

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Toxic Impurities Discovered in Anti-Smoking Drugs in Australia

9 November 2021 The TGA has just announced (9 Nov 2021) it is urgently working with international regulatory bodies to investigate new cases of nitrosamine impurities discovered in commercially manufactured medication. This latest discovery comes after N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and other nitrosamines, were found in blood pressure ‘sartan’ medication in July 2018. And now the impurity…

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Could your red, itchy rash be skin fungus?

Summer in Australia is nigh and so is the scourge of skin fungus as the weather gets hot and steamy. If you’ve ruled out an allergy to a new detergent, skin care product, household chemical or environmental factor, there’s a chance your red itchy rash may be caused by a skin fungal infection, common at…

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Crushing medication is a health risk
New report finds Aged Care residents at high risk from altered medications

A new report released by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has found that up to one-third of people living in aged care facilities have their medicines altered to aid in swallowing and that it was potentially harmful to do so in 15% to 32% of the cases. The report, Medicine Safety: Aged Care,also found that…

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Can Topical Creams and Gels Really Work for Pain?

When most people think of pain medication they think of pills or tablets taken orally, and for the majority of cases, the majority of time, these drugs do a great job at providing pain relief when it’s needed. There are however a number of very good health reasons why swallowing pain killers, for some people,…

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Study proves magnesium is absorbed through skin via hair follicles

It’s long been a point of contention, but a study conducted by the University of Queensland has conclusively shown that magnesium can, in fact, be absorbed through the skin via a topical cream, transdermal patch or spray. While anecdotal evidence for magnesium absorption through the skin has always been strong, this is the first body…

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How to make sodium benzoate taste better

If you or a loved-one takes sodium benzoate for a urea disorder – or any other disorder for that matter – you’ll know how unpleasant the experience can be. The taste is offensive and leaves a lasting impression. And in the case of the elderly, it can sometimes be a very difficult task administering something…

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Unavailable Medication
Scarcity of Tocilizumab highlights wider problem of drug shortages in Australia

The recent nation-wide shortage of the arthritis drug, Tocilizumab, has highlighted the growing problem of prescription drug shortages in Australia and the vulnerability of our pharmaceutical supply chains. Patients, prescribers, and pharmacists alike are left in limbo when overseas pharmaceutical companies are unable to meet orders due to increased demand or disruption to manufacture or…

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What is Pyrrole Disorder?
Clinical Study Provides New Insight into Treatments for Pyrrole Disorder

A clinical study ‘first’ conducted by Griffith University in Queensland has found that bolstering levels of Zinc and B6 in people presenting with Pyrrole Disorder led to a statistically significant decrease in symptoms and biological markers associated with the condition. What’s worth noting is that increasing B6 levels alone had no impact on the symptoms…

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Lame horses return to show-jumping thanks to PEA supplement

A little-known supplement has been shown to successfully treat non-responsive lameness in horses, according to a report from a joint study project between a U.S. and Italian University. While the report only examined a small cohort of cases, the 100% success rate suggests a wider study could produce more statistically-impressive results. The report looked at…

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Allergic reaction to prescription medication
Could you be allergic to your medication?

Medications, including prescription medications and supplements, often contain a number of inactive ingredients: These are substances that are added to a medication not intended or expected to have any direct therapeutic effect. Things like fillers. Binders. Preservatives. Flavours. Colours. A recent study in the U.S. analysing data of the inactive ingredients in over 42,000 oral…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy – What are your options?

Hormone Replacement Therapy – What are your options? If you’re a woman on the self-confident side of 40, you will no doubt have heard about Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, but do you know whether it’s the right option for you? What does HRT do exactly? HRT: What is it? Do I need it? Menopause…

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Cheap vitamins
Stop Buying Cheap Vitamins – Here’s Why..

Ever read the ingredient list on your vitamin supplement? Not many of us do. Do you know the recommended daily intake of nutrients for your body type and lifestyle? Vitamins are essential for keeping our bodies healthy.  And while vitamin supplements are not a replacement for a balanced diet, they can help the body combat…

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Supply chain issues and how a compounding pharmacy can help

Drug shortages in Australia increase by 300% In their report released in December 2020, the Global Access Partners Institute for Integrated Economic Research Australia stated that the Australian market for pharmaceuticals is possibly one of the most vulnerable in the OECD, with Australia being at the end of a very long global supply chain. The…

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Think crushing pills is the answer? Think again.

When administering a pill or tablet to a patient becomes problematic, whether for behaviourial, or medical reasons (difficulty swallowing for example), many health care practitioners resort to crushing medication and mixing with a drink or food. However numerous studies have shown this practice to be not just inadvisable but potentially dangerous. In a one day…

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Treating Sleep Disorders in Over 60s

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep is a common complaint among people aged 60 and over. As we age, our bodies produce less of certain growth hormones and it’s these hormones that promote deep sleep – the kind of sleep we need to wake in the morning feeling refreshed and ready to start the…

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Studies show hemp seed oil effective treatment for skin dermatitis

In recent years numerous studies have been conducted into the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seed oil and cannabidiol as well as their use in the treatment of epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases. These studies have delivered encouraging results leading to the development of new, highly effective and widely accepted medical applications.  And now an article has…

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Beat Psoriasis and Dermatitis by Going Back to Basics

Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis are challenging conditions to manage however they can be brought under control by going back to the basics and addressing underlying imbalances in the chemical integrity of the skin. In the same way our bodies need the right balance of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients to function at its…

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