6 surprising causes of insomnia and what you can do about it

It’s estimated that around 30 per cent of adults in western countries will experience insomnia – an inability to fall asleep, or enjoy quality sleep – at some point in their lifetime, yet very little is understood about this debilitating condition. Matthew Walker, director at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science links 

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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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