flu

Chemmart assistants are 'superheroes'

Chemmart assistants are 'superheroes'

Chemmart pharmacy assistants are the superheroes of the industry: so says international marketing guru Amanda Stevens, who told pharmacy assistants attending the biannual Chemmart Pharmacy Assistants Conference that they were changing their customers’ lives every day.

Flu 2013: what you need to know

Flu 2013: what you need to know

Dr Alan Hampson, chairman of the Influenza Specialist Group, talks to reporter Jayamala Gupte about the importance of preventative care and rest when people contract an upper respiratory tract infection.

PS: How can pharmacy assistants differentiate flu from viral infections known as such as common colds? 

Deadly flu hits US: Australians need vaccination

Deadly flu hits US: Australians need vaccination

Influenza officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States this year, with a deadly strain of the virus wreaking havoc – prompting Discount Drug Stores (DDS) to launch its flu vaccination program early.

Terry White Chemists tackle flu absenteeism

Terry White Chemists tackle flu absenteeism

Terry White Chemists is tackling the issue of workplace absenteeism – and presenteeism, when people come to work sick – through its flu vaccination program.

Listeriosis alert: avoid soft cheese in pregnancy

Listeriosis alert: avoid soft cheese in pregnancy

A woman has miscarried and two men are dead in recent cases of listeria poisoning, and Australians have been asked to return cheeses produced by identified brands.

So far more than 20 cases of listeria infection have been confirmed in recent weeks.

Battling sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the nasal passages. Sinuses are air-filled pockets in the skull that are connected to the nose and throat by passages designed to drain away mucus.

If the sinuses are too small or poorly positioned to deal with the volume of mucus produced they can become clogged and pain can develop. If inflammation and/or infection occurs, sinusitis may result. 

Differentiating a cold from the flu

It’s arrived and it seems to be settling in for the long haul – cold and flu season that is! If you haven’t yet been hit by a bout of flu or a cold, I’d bet my bottom dollar you know plenty of people who have.

Winter bugs be gone: surviving colds and flu

Winter bugs be gone: surviving colds and flu

It’s that time of year we dread where a tickly throat can quickly turn sore and inflamed, a sneeze becomes a bothersome runny nose, and a sore neck advances into full body aches and pains. Say hello to the cold and flu season!

CMs grow in cold category

CMs grow in cold category

Complementary medicines are becoming increasingly important in the colds and flu category – and not just for treating symptoms when they make their unwelcome arrival.

And as consumers learn that antibiotics don’t work on cold and flu viruses, as well as understanding that many OTC products only mask the symptoms, the role of complementary medicines (CMs) could grow further.

Viral attack!

I have had the worst viral attack for the past three weeks and it’s come back again with vengeance. I thought it had gone, but like a bad movie when the hero finally slays the villain and breathes a sigh of relief, the ‘baddie’ rears up again and has another go! This has been my experience with this viral thing!

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