CAMs

Should pharmacy sell homoeopathy?

Should pharmacy sell homoeopathy?

Pharmacies should reconsider selling homoeopathic remedies, says the chair of the working committee that helped develop the NHMRC Draft Information Paper on homoeopathy.

Pharmacists to get CM education

Pharmacists to get CM education

Pharmacists could soon have a better grounding in complementary medicines (CMs), following the announcement by Sydney University of a new lectureship in the Quality Use of Complementary Medicines, enabled through support from Blackmores Institute.

CAM claims not generalisable to Australia: Blackmores

CAM claims not generalisable to Australia: Blackmores

The Blackmores Institute has released a statement warning that recent claims by a South Australian academic – that a large percentage of herbal medicines available in Australia may be missing important ingredients, or be contaminated – are based on distorted statistics and overseas research which is not generalizable.

Football's a family affair

Football's a family affair

Image: Cenovis Socceroos James Pearson, Matt McKay and Xavier de Stefani

His father’s a dentist and his mother’s a pharmacist, so Socceroo Matt McKay grew up in a family where good nutrition and healthy choices were part of everyday life – as was sport, including football.

Nature's Own EQ Control

Nature’s Own has introduced EQ Control, an Australian first product to help relieve mild anxiety symptoms, as part of its stress and anxiety range.

Nature's Own shines at awards

Nature's Own shines at awards

Nature’s Own has performed strongly at this year’s POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards, taking home gold and silver for its pharmacy shopper solutions unit.

The shopper solutions unit won gold in the coveted Digital and Interactive Solutions category and silver in the Beauty and Professional Healthcare category.

Chemmart's wall a hit

Chemmart's wall a hit

Chemmart Pharmacy has just won two awards for its ground-breaking interactive Natural Medicine wall at the 2013 Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) Awards held in Sydney.

Body, home and mind: a spring detox

Brighten your mood along with the weather with a healthy spring detox, writes Sam Sample

Chances are you may have slipped in to some not-so-healthy habits throughout winter. I know I’m guilty of a few: not exercising as much, eating more comfort foods, and snuggling up under the doona for a little longer than I do in the warmer months.

Betaglucare

A new all-natural way to combat high cholesterol has just arrived from Sweden: Betaglucare is made from Nordic Oats which, due to unique agricultural conditions in Northern Europe, are rich in a soluble fibre called beta-glucan. Eaten in sufficient quantity as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fatty acids, Betaglucare can reduce blood cholesterol.

Nails, hair, skin: naturally strong

With winter well and truly here it’s so important to nurture ourselves inside and out during these cooler months – in particular, our skin, nails and hair that can be left dry, brittle and lackluster from day-to-day exposure to the harsh winter elements of cold temperatures, wind and air-conditioned offices.

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