The White Wreath Association has created a new fund-raiser, Wear White to Work Day,’ to go alongside its day in remembrance of all victims of suicide, White Wreath Day (29 May).
The Association’s Fanita Clark says Wear White to Work Day was introduced for the first time this year to raise much-needed funds to support people with mental illness.
‘It’s important to remember victims of suicide because nearly all of these people have had serious mental health problems, may have accessed the mental health system... Read more
Smoking rates are now dropping to the point where World No Tobacco Day (31 May) is a focus primarily for pharmacies and manufacturers of quitting aids rather than Quit Victoria itself, says Fiona Sharkie, executive director of Quit Victoria: the organisation is currently concentrating on wider campaigns aimed at improving community health by limiting passive smoking, she says.
‘World No Tobacco Day has a momentum of its own now, created principally around pharmacy, because the Quit and anti-smoking campaigns have... Read more
A million Australians have some symptoms of the eye disease that causes the most blindness and vision loss in Australia, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – but many don’t know it.
That’s why Ita Buttrose, 2013 Australian of the Year and patron of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, will spearhead the Foundation’s Macular Degeneration Awareness Week (26 May – 1 June) campaign by calling for 4 points of action.
‘For me it’s personal,’ says Ita. ‘I was terribly upset when my late father told me he... Read more
Simple lifestyle changes can help us reduce some of the risk of developing cancer: but some preventive measures are better-known than others. Most Australians are now aware that not smoking and reducing their UV exposure can help, but they may not be aware of other messages around diet, exercise and alcohol consumption.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (22 May) will see the Cancer Council spreading messages to consumers about the modifiable risk factors for cancer, including risks that the community is still... Read more
Pharmacy’s role in contact lens care is to ensure that the right advice and lens care products are offered. Bausch & Lomb answer some common questions...
Q: Are all lens care solutions the same?
No. Lens care solutions are designed for different types of contact lenses and the different needs of the wearer. Soft and hard (rigid gas permeable) lenses require different solutions due to the nature of their material. Some contact lens wearers look for products that offer extra comfort while others may prefer... Read more