Hand Hygiene – Keep the Bugs Away Today!

Did you know that washing your hands properly is the SINGLE most effective action to help reduce infection? If you can follow these steps you’ll get the best results!

Hearty and warm for Autumn and Winter

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Protect your skin this summer

At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. Skin cancer is one of the most expensive of cancers for the Australian Healthcare system, but also one of the most preventable.    UFS Pharmacist, Bronwyn, answers some common questions in relation to sunscreen. What does SPF mean? SPF…

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Hydration – Create your own cool change

H2O – the way to go Drinking eight standard glasses of plain, filtered water every day helps maintain critical moisture balance of the body and skin, and assists in detoxing. If you drink caffeinated beverages, you need to triple the amount of water you drink! Stay as cool as a cucumber While water is always…

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Why can’t I sleep?

We all need a good night’s sleep to function optimally, yet many of us never get it. There could be immeasurable reason for this, but a few of the common ones have to do with poor sleep hygiene, consuming stimulants late in the day and dietary factors. These are factors that you can address with some…

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You look terrible! What’s wrong with you? Check out those bags under your eyes! These greetings aren’t warmly received when you’re already exhausted from poor sleep. Sleep is vital to enable the body to recover from today and prepare for tomorrow. An average adult needs between 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.  …

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Simple relaxation tips

Finding yourself tense and unable to relax? Our modern lives are busy and can leave us depleted and unable to relax. Here are a few simple tips to get you on the right track: Step outside and absorb mother nature’s healing energy. Take your shoes off and feel the earth under your feet if you…

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Stress management for daily living

Stress is a factor of life, and can be both positive and negative. If left to long without awareness, it can cause imbalances in our bodies. We need to be aware of how stress is affecting us, and learn what our stress factors are. Once we know what is causing our stress, we can then…

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Iron and Blood

Pharmacists are experts on medicines and drug therapy. The pharmacists at UFS have all completed a university course and intern year, and come with a variety of past experience such as hospital pharmacy, mental health, oncology, medication review and international volunteering. Each pharmacist at UFS has a keen interest in drug therapy and helping patients…

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Coffee has somewhat of a bad rep in health and media circles. Indeed it’s not a beverage we would recommend to people experiencing anxiety, hypertension or insomnia. However it does have medicinal uses and positive properties. Some background on coffee: Coffee is a native plant of Abyssinia, from which it was brought to Arabia in…

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Body movement

People often wonder how much they need to move their bodies, and if they really need to exercise or not. Let me tell you this, exercise is not just a fad, and the human body is designed to be moved in some way every single day. Exercising with intention is very different from having a…

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