NCC BLOG

Feel a cold coming on? Don’t worry, be happy!

Will there soon be a day when health care providers prescribe a good laugh and a walk on the beach instead of pills and potions to treat common illnesses? While it seems fanciful, there’s a mounting body of evidence that suggests the state of our physical health may have more to do with our attitude 

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New Code brings greater transparency to doctor-pharma relationships

Medicines Australia (MA) has announced that from 1 October this year, it’s members will be required to report payments made by companies to health care professionals for the provision of services; a move that’s been welcomed by integrative health professionals on the Gold Coast. The new Code has been developed after a two-year consultation period 

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Could locally compounded orphan drugs be the solution for families struggling with high costs of medicines?

Gold Coast specialist pharmacist, Matthew Bellgrove is calling on the government to consider modern compounding as part of the solution to the escalating cost of orphan drugs used to treat rare diseases. Mr Bellgrove said taking a fresh new look at the services provided by the Australia’s modern compounding sector could result in significant savings 

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Top 5 ways to manage allergic conjunctivitis

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes the pollen! This means a lot more to people who suffer from allergic conjunctivitis than those lucky souls whose eyes remain clear and itch-free all year round. Sufferers of allergic conjunctivitis often resign themselves to the fact that every Spring, and on particularly windy days 

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Top 5 signs you’re not getting enough Vitamin D

In a sunburnt country like Australia it’s surprising to learn that Vitamin D deficiency still occurs in our community. Most people know that exposure to sunlight triggers our body to produce Vitamin D, and sunlight is one thing we have in abundance in our wide brown land. However a recent article in South Australia’s The 

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