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Bacterial vaginosis can be stubborn. Try these top 4 remedies

Like unwanted advances and too-tight shoes bought on sale, some women will find themselves, at some point in their lives, suffering the discomfort of bacterial vaginosis. Also known as gardnerella vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis is a sometimes stubborn condition caused by an overgrowth and imbalance in the vagina’s natural bacterial flora. It’s not bad bacteria, just too 

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Getting your pet to take their medication the easy way

Administering medication to our pets is never an easy task. Our inability to break through the language barrier and communicate the importance of medication makes ‘pill-time’ a stressful time for humans and animals alike. They have no idea what we’re doing and we have no idea how to explain our decidedly odd behaviour to them. 

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NDMA impurity found in ranitidine – what are the alternatives?

Drug authorities overseas have reportedly found an impurity called N?nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in some samples of ranitidine, a medication used to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) caused by stomach acid. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is currently working with international regulators to investigate the issue and is testing batches of Australian ranitidine to determine 

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Free postage for those affected by bushfires

Australians are good at many things, but the thing we do best is pull together when times are tough. We’ve been inspired over recent days by the amazing acts of generosity shown by everyday local people to those affected by bushfires in the Gold Coast Hinterland – just west of where National Custom Compounding is 

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What exactly is a compounding pharmacist?

There’s nothing mysterious or particularly complicated about what a compounding pharmacist does. They make medicines. They do this in just the same safe and orderly way as the big pharmaceutical companies. The key difference it that pharmaceutical companies produce medicines en masse for the mass market, while a compounding pharmacist produces medicine, to order, for 

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Treat the torture of sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation has been used throughout history as a form of torture and for good reason, the effects of drowsiness on a person’s health, mind and cognitive ability are debilitating. While sleep torture may officially be a thing of the dark ages millions of people are still being haunted by a good night sleep. In 

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New study suggests Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) could be breakthrough treatment for Alzheimers

A new study has found that N-Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a curious organic compound increasingly attracting the interest of medical researchers, greatly reduces symptoms of Alzheimers Disease (AD) in animals. The study, conducted by scientists from the University of Ferrara in Italy and published in Frontiers, looked at pre-clinical data from both in vitro and in vivo 

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When medicines run dry, what’s your back up plan?

What do you do when your hospital pharmacy can’t fill a script? I don’t mean your computers have gone down, I mean supplies of the medication requested have run dry. Not just at your pharmacy and not just in your city or town, but right across the country. Do you have a back-up plan? The 

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