The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z Nominate a deserving AusMumpreneur and show your support for Australian mums in business 2017-06-22T02:00:12Z nominate-a-deserving-ausmumpreneur-and-show-your-support-for-australian-mums-in-business The AusMumpreneur Conference and AusMumpreneur Awards are all about supporting Australian mums in business. This event provides a unique opportunity for women from all over Australia to come together to gain new skills, promote their business, connect with fellow mums in business, learn from leading business experts and celebrate the success of the best and brightest in the industry. Proudly presented by AusMumpreneur and The Women’s Business School, the AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Australian mumpreneur industry. The categories that will be judged are: AusMumpreneur of the Year Rising Star AusMumpreneur of the Year Emerging AusMumpreneur of the Year Regional Business Award Product Innovation Award Digital Innovation Award Sustainability Award Business Excellence Award AusMumpreneur Network Excellence Award Women’s Business School Excellence Award Global Brand Award Big Idea Award Making A Difference Award Retail Business Award Service Business Award Handmade Business Award The People's Choice Awards: Influencer Award Customer Service Award Making a Difference Award (Business) Making a Difference Award (Non-profit) Business owners or those who wish to nominate a mumpreneur, can go to: https://www.ausmumpreneur.com/ausmumpreneur-awards/ Nominations close on Friday the 30th of June 2017. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com 0481 369 484 Aruba helps organisations track valuable assets 2017-06-06T23:22:19Z aruba-helps-organisations-track-valuable-assets New BLE-powered Aruba Tags, Aruba Access Points and Meridian Software Eliminate Loss of Valuable Assets and Automate Inventory Management; Expanded Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries  Sydney – June 7, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency, and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure enabling simplified, fully integrated deployments at dramatically reduced costs.   Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on high-value items and inventory that are either misplaced, lost or stolen. Furthermore, employees and customers suffer from lost productivity and poor experiences. These challenges are particularly prevalent in industries like healthcare, where items such as IV pumps and heart defibrillators, are easily misplaced, resulting in 25 percent of hospital staff’s time wasted looking for these assets1  and negatively impacting quality of care. In retail and warehousing, items that can’t be located quickly mean wasted time for employees, delayed order fulfillment for customers and often, a loss of revenue for the retailer.   Aruba General Manager, South Pacific, Anthony Smith, said, “Aruba asset tracking addresses these challenges with a solution that is integrated into the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure eliminating the need for a separate network. Organizations also gain the benefits of accurate tracking of important items using either an intuitive, map-based mobile app or by integrating with organizations’ existing tracking solutions.”   The solution includes the following components: Advancements to ArubaOS and Aruba APs: This new software allows Aruba BLE-enabled Access Points and Sensors to act as asset tag “observers,” creating a sensory network that provides added value to organisations with existing Aruba wireless infrastructure. In essence, it allows their Wi-Fi infrastructure to double as an asset tracking network. New Aruba Tags:  Cost-effective Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – enabled tags are slightly larger than a quarter, making them ideal for items that range in size from IV pumps in a healthcare setting to pallets of goods in a warehouse. The tags are designed to meet stringent environmental requirements and come with multiple attachment options. Asset Tag Configuration App: Aruba’s configuration app makes set-up and ongoing management of the tags simple. Assets can be designated with names, photos and optional IDs so that like assets can be searched for easily. Changes can be performed quickly, near the assets, and all data is automatically saved in a central cloud database. New features for the Aruba Meridian AppMaker: Organisations can now create their own asset tracking app for iOS or Android with the Meridian AppMaker. The AppMaker provides a new SDK and APIs for seamless third-party integration and custom use cases.  Partner Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries Key to the success of Aruba’s existing location-based services and Mobile Engagement portfolio has been the Meridian Engage Partner Program. Customers have leveraged app developers to integrate and build value-added mobile apps for iOS and Android that are used with the Meridian Mobile App Platform and Aruba Mobile Engagement portfolio. Aruba is extending this program to include asset tracking, as well as opening the program to new partners in a variety of industries across healthcare, retail, warehousing and numerous other verticals.   Continuing its investment in the Intelligent Edge, Aruba also introduced its 8400 Core Switch at HPE Discover.  The 8400 Core Switch is a new core aggregation switch that delivers the performance, power, automation and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to address the challenges of mobility, cloud and IoT inherent in networks today.  The announcement of the 8400 Core Switch in conjunction with its asset tracking solution demonstrates Aruba’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to organisations.  HPE PointnextAruba Meridian Services from HPE Pointnext provide customers and partners worldwide with the expertise needed to take advantage of location-based services to engage with mobile users in any organisation or public-facing venue. These services can help augment customer IT and Aruba partner teams to provide the capabilities needed for the design and development of mobile applications with the Meridian platform.  Availability Aruba asset tracking solution is available now.   ENDS  About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organisations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.  For more information, please contact:  Sarah Bullen OR Duyen Nguyen at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and Aruba@decpr.com.au  Customer Quotes   “The Aruba asset tracking solution has the potential to help VMI save significant man-hours and reduce the overall costs associated with locating and tracking our vehicles during their 48 stages of production” said Michael Kell, Director of IT for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a supplier of wheelchair-accessible vans. “Additionally, with up to 2,000 vehicles on our site at any given time, the manual process of identifying and locating a specific vehicle when needed for audit, or tracking one during a particular stage of production, is time-consuming and inefficient. With the Aruba asset tracking solution, we hope to automate this process and create new efficiencies for our staff as well as speed delivery of vehicles to our customers.”  Ecosystem Partner Quotes   As a leading venue technology company, VenueNext, provides healthcare companies with better operational awareness and efficiency via location and mobile experiences. “Our customers have been asking for an asset tracking solution that delivers visibility for critical assets with location accuracy, while also integrating with our existing application platform,” said Scott Rehling, Vice President Strategic Channels, VenueNext. “By leveraging Aruba’s asset tracking solution we can provide the added functionality requested by utilizing customers’ Wi-Fi and beacon infrastructure, resulting in operational efficiencies.”   Emerge is a digital experience agency that leverages world-class user-centered design and custom application development to quickly solve complex challenges and address untapped opportunities. “With the addition of asset tracking capabilities to the Aruba Mobile Engagement platform we can now offer our customers an innovative tool to use their mobile applications to increase productivity and customer experience in their facilities,” said Julian Pscheid, Chief Technology Officer of Emerge Interactive. “Whether by providing front-line employees instant visibility into critical equipment location, connecting real-time asset locations to Meridian indoor turn-by-turn navigation and personalized push-notifications, or integrating location data with legacy systems, we look forward to incorporating Aruba’s asset tracking solution into our customers’ enterprise ecosystems.  Raizlabs designs and builds world-class iOS, Android, and Web apps for startups and big brands. “Our team is constantly exploring new and emergent technologies in an effort to deliver the best possible solutions to leading competitive enterprises,” said Jason Petralia, President of Raizlabs. “As a part of this ongoing exploration, we've realized the growing need for a complete asset tracking solution and are excited about Aruba's technology advancements and commitment to a full-featured and robust solution.”  Channel Partner Quotes   “As a leading IT solutions provider, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our offerings to better support clients’ evolving needs,” said Chris Saso, CTO, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “Aruba’s new asset tracking solution helps solve the issues that plagued the healthcare and retail industry by allowing them to leverage their Wi-Fi infrastructure for the tracking of physical assets. This allows us to engage with new stakeholders within our accounts and extend the value of our architecture and services expertise.”   Serving over 1,000 clients in a dozen different industries, Matrix Integration is focused on helping clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. “There has always been an existing operational need for organizations to track the movement of valued assets. However, most organizations consider adding a completely separate asset tracking infrastructure as too costly while adding additional operational burden,” said James Aldridge, VP, Technology, Matrix. “By using an existing Aruba wireless infrastructure, Aruba solves these customer problems by delivering the only asset tracking solution that doesn’t require another network overlay, resulting in an easy-to-manage mobile solution with fast ROI.”   Wavelength International listed in the Best SMEs to Work Asia 2017 2017-05-30T05:21:58Z wavelength-international-listed-in-the-best-smes-to-work-asia-2017 Wavelength International has made the prestigious Best Places to Work Asia 2017, one of only 3 Australian businesses to make the top 10 of the small and medium workplaces list. The Best Places to Work Australia Study is one of the world’s most comprehensive independent studies of workplace culture by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work – More than 1,400 companies participated in national list studies in the 9 Asia-region countries where Great Place to Work® is represented. Wavelength shot into the top 10 this year, placing 9th in the top 25 Best Places to Work (20-500) employees. It is an impressive achievement, especially in an industry renowned for its high pressure work environments and high staff turnover. “It just goes to show you can be a successful high performance business by embracing a generous and supportive culture,” says Chris Riley, Wavelength’s CEO. “Just by walking through the door, you immediately sense Wavelength is a happy, motivated and engaged place to work. In my experience in this industry our workplace culture is quite unique: everyone cares passionately about the business and working collaboratively as a team." With over 75 employees, Wavelength is Australia’s largest and most successful medical recruitment agency. The company offers a range of employee benefits including: Flexible and family friendly working hours, Free breakfast Fitness classes A creative, casual and fun working environment i Monetary incentives linked with productivity and performance against key goals. Additional information Specific highlights that have made Wavelength a great place to work include: · A generous remuneration and commission scheme renowned for being extremely market competitive. Wavelength is also committed to making salary packages consistent and fair across the organisation. Employees in all roles are recognised and rewarded for outstanding performance. Individual goals created for all employees quarterly which are part of their performance criteria. Managers regularly meet with team members to provide feedback and coach them to be even better in their role. An internal mentoring program which enable employees to discover and develop their talents. · A real commitment to work life balance with a broad range of flexible full-time, part-time and job share work patterns in place. Employees can work flexibly between 7am and 7pm and have the opportunity to work from home one day a week. Wavelength also offers an additional five days of annual leave once an employee has completed four years’ continuous employment. A generous paid parental leave program and flexibility when it comes to extended leave for weddings and overseas trips. · Inspiring values of excellence, ingenuity, integrity and heart incorporated into all business processes, policies and communications. · A bright, fresh, modern and open workspace to encourage a positive working environment and work life balance. There are showers, great training facilities and plenty of room for regular health and fitness sessions. Breakfast, drinks and healthy snacks are all provided daily for all employees. · A love for celebrations – birthdays, anniversaries, individual and company achievements. · An internal social networking platform to foster a modern culture of openness and transparency. · Quarterly employee briefings to share information, business goals, successes, challenges and new initiatives. A commitment to the health sector both in Australia and overseas. Wavelength actively donates and fundraises for the Fred Hollows Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières. The company also sponsors indigenous medical students and encourages employees to participate in other charitable events throughout the year. ### About Wavelength International Wavelength International
is Australia’s largest medical recruitment company, offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers. Based in Sydney, we work with over 300 hospitals, clinics and general practices across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. About Great Place to Work Inc Great Place to Work Inc, is a global research and consulting firm specialising in workplace excellence and development of high-trust and high-engagement workplace cultures. Our proprietary research tool, the Trust Index Employee Engagement Survey, is taken annually by over 10 million employees worldwide. Leading companies worldwide use our model to increase the levels of trust across their organisations and drive business results. For further information, please contact: Deanna Daly Marketing Executive, Wavelength International Tel: 02 8353 9032 Email: ddaly@wave.com.au www.wave.com.au www.wavies.com.au Survey shows preference for casual employment 2017-05-26T04:55:55Z survey-shows-preference-for-casual-employment Numerous opponents to the increase in part-time jobs voiced their concerns last week when the unemployment figures were released showing that while the overall jobs market is running stronger, most of the gains in April were driven by part-time jobs, which rose by 49,000 for the month.  However, following a survey among its 2,500 workforce, Australia’s premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry, the Blueprint Group, has found that 83 per cent of its employees is happy with casual or part-time work. The company has a casualised workforce of 84 per cent with the survey also finding that 70 per cent of employees find their position suitable for maintaining a work/life balance and providing the flexibility they desire around their working hours. Caroline Trenfield, Blueprint Group’s new General Manager of Human Resources, said casual and part-time employees are also provided with a promotional path offering long term careers for those who seek it.   “As evidence of the experience of our workforce, more than two in every three employees have been involved in the FMCG environment for more than 10 years.   “While most of the positions we offer in retail are casual, it’s clear that there is a huge cohort who recognise the many benefits of being casual and actively seek this type of employment to suit their lifestyle needs.   “I believe our environment contributes to Blueprint Group having an engaged workforce when working in the field representing our clients.”   Ms Trenfield attributes a 78 per cent field retention rate of Blueprint’s workforce to the extensive sales and merchandising skills training provided, both online and via 30 dedicated trainers around Australia.   “We have developed an online portal for field teams to allow the sharing of field-to-field best practice where everyone can learn from each other.   “The results from our latest survey, when combined with an employee satisfaction rating that is 20 per cent above the industry average, demonstrate that staff are enjoying their work, they feel valued, understand end-user customers and are engaged with their client portfolios.   “All this leads to quality in the field and success for our clients,” she added.   Blueprint Group has a commitment to their employees of being a ‘Great Place to Work’ and invests heavily in the training and coaching of its large team. The company conducts regular surveys of employee satisfaction and has achieved outstanding levels of engagement, which reflects the success of the many programs that make up its Great Place to Work agenda.  www.blueprintgroup.com.au   Ends  Note to Editor: 550 respondents completed the online survey in March 2017.   About Blueprint Group: The Blueprint Group is Australia's premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry. The Group’s five companies deliver a comprehensive range of services that are all designed to help its clients convert shoppers into buyers. Clients comprise manufacturers, food producers, FMCG brands and retailers in numerous industries including grocery, hardware, consumer electronics and liquor. The market-leading Blueprint Group companies are: Ausrep, CCS, Extravert, Powerforce and Retail Insight. Each company has strong retailer and supplier relationships and unmatched national coverage of experienced staff. Key services include: in and out of store sampling and demonstrations; experiential events; sales and merchandising; auditing; relays/planograms; vendor replenishment planning; point of sale production and data insights. Our mission is to ‘unlock value for our clients through our integrated range of big data, sales and marketing solutions’. www.blueprintgroup.com.au   World Ovarian Cancer Day: Australia’s only Phase 1 ovarian cancer drug trial recruiting patients 2017-05-07T22:14:01Z world-ovarian-cancer-day-australia-s-only-phase-1-ovarian-cancer-drug-trial-recruiting-patients The only Phase I clinical trial of an ovarian cancer drug in Australia right now is still recruiting participants. The drug under trial, Cantrixil, is believed to be active against difficult-to-target cancer stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy and lead to cancer recurrence. Three Australian hospitals are participating in the trial – Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia, Westmead Hospital in Sydney, and Icon Cancer Care in South Brisbane – along with three US hospitals. Cantrixil is being developed by listed Australian biotech company, Novogen Ltd (ASX: NRT). The phase 1 trial began in December 2016 and outcomes are expected in early 2018. World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8. Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women and has the lowest survival rate of any women’s cancer. It affects about one in 100 women worldwide, with about 240,000 new cases each year, and around 1,550 women expected to be diagnosed in Australia this year.  “Existing chemotherapy is only curative for about 20 percent of patients,” said Novogen CEO Dr James Garner.  “That Cantrixil has the potential to target and kill cancer stem cells remaining in the body after chemotherapy could lead to a significantly more effective treatment for sufferers. “Although most of the work on Cantrixil to date has focused on ovarian cancer, it’s not out of the question that it could be effective for other cancers.” The Cantrixil trial is being led by Associate Professor Dr Jim Coward, a medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at UQ School of Medicine and Mater Research, TRI, and based at Icon Cancer Care. Women interested in participating should discuss the Cantrixil trial with their oncologist.    More about Novogen and Cantrixil: http://www.novogen.com/researchpipeline/cantrixil ***END***   Media contact: Ilona Marchetta, ilona@irdepartment.com.au, 0416 156 136 Prahran Psychology Promotes A Healthier Workforce with Employee Wellness Program 2017-05-05T11:57:51Z prahran-psychology-promotes-a-healthier-workforce-with-employee-wellness-program Prahran Psychology introduces an employee wellness program to determine the daily complications of employees and help them to eliminate the issues which are affecting their performance and daily tasks. The moment you start feeling bothered by the stressful condition or if you are not satisfied with your job, experts will work in the areas to ensure that the employees are performing efficiently at the workplace.  They announce a very useful employee wellness program which is a method to motivate the employees by identifying the areas of their dissatisfaction. Also, it increases the productivity and general health and well-being of workers who have been suffering a lot and facing the failure for performing the way they should be.  By determining the complications of certain people, psychologists would help in eradicating the reasons affecting their daily work life. They are introducing a wellness program to the employees who would have been losing interest in meeting deadlines, accomplishing all tasks and also, working effectively. A program organized by the Prahran Psychology in close association with the organizations proved to be very beneficial not only to encourage employees, to help your hardworking employees to resolve the issues that they are facing due to certain workplace or personal dissatisfaction. In this program, psychologists take into consideration the certain requirements of the employees. Determining their interest stream and concern can be identified by conducting a survey so that helps to find out what aspects of the program increases the employee interest. In this program, employees will also be encouraged to maintain their health by switching to a healthy lifestyle, some ideas that motivate to deal with the work pressure and how to keep the worried out of workplace so that the employees can perform efficiently once by getting satisfied results. Experts of the Prahran Psychology also encourage the organizations to set the rewards or attractive incentives along with the outdoor trips or once in a month quarterly plan for the employee leisure time so that they can stay relaxed to feel rejuvenated. This way, they can be prepared to perform again more enthusiastically. About the Company: Prahran Psychology, one of the most efficient psychological clinics is backed by the award-winning panel of psychologists. They are serving the widespread clientele, including organizations, many business entrepreneurs and also, individuals going through a bad psychological condition. Group Homes Australia is so confident in their unique model of care that they are offering a free trial to live in one of their homes. 2016-12-28T03:14:42Z group-homes-australia-is-so-confident-in-their-unique-model-of-care-that-they-are-offering-a-free-trial-to-live-in-one-of-their-homes Sydney, Australia, 28th of December 2016, Group Homes Australia offers respite, dementia and high care in a sophisticated and luxurious environment, supported by a team of fully qualified homemakers who are there 24/7. Each home is designed to accommodate the needs of people living with dementia but looks, feels and smells like a home. Each group home houses 6 to 10 residents in beautifully appointed, private bedrooms. There are numerous living and dining areas for residents and their visiting families to enjoy. Each home boasts gorgeous garden and outdoor leisure settings. The homemakers focus on residents’ abilities and interests. The residents are encouraged to participate in weekly outings and the activities that they enjoy such as baking, gardening and laundry. Alzheimer’s Australia ranked GHA significantly above 80 aged care competitors. Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder, Group Homes Australia, states: "We are so confident in our unique model of care that we would like to invite you to trial living in one of our group homes completely free of charge*. Please get in touch mentioning this offer. Places are extremely limited. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our homes so that you can experience the GHA difference for yourself." For more info about the free trial go to: http://grouphomes.com.au/freetrial/ To learn more and to arrange a visit contact call 1300 015 406. *** About Group Homes Australia: Group Homes Australia offers a unique model of care in a luxurious, friendly and safe, home environment. Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity. We have homes located across Sydney, including in Waverley, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, St Ives and Warriewood, and were recently independently benchmarked by Alzheimer's Australia as best in class in every area of dementia care against over 80 competitors. Our model is the first of its kind in Australia and focuses on creating a non-institutional way of living that emphasises a resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. Our homes are traditional houses in traditional streets and are an integral part of the community, with a maximum of 10 residents living together in private rooms. Each home has trained staff on site 24/7 and approximately 1 member of staff for every 3 residents. Our caring team members are homemakers, and they support and assist residents with their daily needs and activities. They encourage residents to be engaged in shopping, cooking, gardening… The full range of daily tasks that bring a sense of purpose in a home. We have no call bells or nursing trolleys, no rigid routines around waking, personal care or singalongs. We actively welcome friends and family to come and visit and stay for a cup of tea and sample our latest freshly baked treats. www.grouphomes.com.au or 1300 015 406 5 Christmas Tips for those with older parents or parents who have dementia 2016-12-22T07:37:08Z 5-christmas-tips-for-those-with-older-parents-or-parents-who-have-dementia Tamar Krebs, CEO and Founder of Group Homes Australia has some great advice for making the most of this festive season. 1.Don't try and replicate Christmas of the past - be prepared to approach it differently. Bring food in, or offer to do the cooking. Instead of eating in, head to the beach and use the public BBQ. 2.Try and focus on creating new memories and living in the moment, rather than focussing on how things “used to be”. Celebrate what your parents can do, rather than what they can no longer do. 3. Do not waste time and energy worrying about whether Mum or Dad will be around for next Christmas, but instead enjoy the fact that they are around for this Christmas. Be sure to tell them how much you love them and how happy you are to be spending this Christmas with them. 4. Christmas is a popular time for reminiscing. Looking at old photo albums or mementos is a very powerful tool to help remind that person of who they are, what they were capable of, and what makes them unique, rather than just being a person who is living with a diagnosis of dementia. 5. Not everyone who is living with dementia has family around to help care for them. Suicide rates peak at this time of year as it can be an incredibly lonely and isolating experience if you are not surrounded by friends and family. If you know someone who is living with dementia who will be alone this Christmas, please reach out to them and include them in your celebrations. Tips for driving, flying and camping holidays with kids! 2016-12-21T02:25:47Z tips-for-driving-flying-and-camping-holidays-with-kids Paediatric Sleep Consultant, Cheryl Fingleson offers tips on driving with little or bigger kids. 1. Leave at night or very early in the morning It’s a good idea is to leave at night when children have all been fed and it is bedtime so they can have a good long sleep, as the motion of the car will also help them sleep. If you prefer to drive when it is lighter then leaving in the early, give bub a feed and get the older children in the car so you can get a good start while they are tired and still need to sleep. 2. Pack Refreshments Drinks and snack foods are a must for the car age appropriate. 3. Stop for breaks If you have tired, grumpy or bored children in the car it is no fun. Remember children are hard wired for movement. Stop for breaks so the babies can crawl, walk and the older kids can run around for a while, then back into the car. Put the nursery rhymes on, sing along. 4. Pack the technology Ipads, mobiles and movies can be one of the most valuable things you pack and more importantly may keep you sane.. This may be the key to eliminating whinging and fighting children. 5. Routine. Routine. Routine. While travelling try keep to your babies and toddlers usual routine. 6. Clean as you drive Keep a roll of paper towels and a box of wipes in the front seat for easy cleanups. Keep a rubbish bag handy too. There are five things I tell people when they ask about taking kids camping or hiking or paddling: They get cold faster. They get hot faster. They get hungry faster. They get bored faster. They get tired quickly. Cheryl Fingleson, The Sleep Coach, says: "Babies and kids need to eat regularly and sleep on their schedule. I recommend you make sure kids nap and sleep at their usual time. Babies can nap in a front carrier, pram or backpack. Having their schedule and routine the same makes them feel secure. Take their own toys, games, books and anything you child loves to play with from home. Making them have their own belongings helps them adjust to the different surrounding. Consistency and routine will be the magic that make a great relaxing holiday." If you are travelling by plane, then pack these life saving products that were invented by Mums: Cozigo (formerlly Fly Babee) can be used as a sleep, sun and travel cover. It is air permeable, UPF 50+ and 100% breathable. It also blocks out 97% of the light allowing bubs and toddlers to sleep whilst travelling anywhere, anytime... www.cozigo.com Fly Tot Once your baby is too big for the air line bassinet, make sure that he or she is comfortable so they he or she can sleep in their seat. Fly Tot is an inflatable cushion for older babies, toddlers and kids to stretch out, relax and sleep. www.flytot.com.au Please contact candice@candicepr.com for more info. Wishing you all a beautiful, relaxing Festive Season! My Emergency Dr App launches just in time for Christmas 2016-12-18T07:25:23Z my-emergency-dr-app-launches-just-in-time-for-christmas Sydney, Australia, 18th December 2016, The future of healthcare has launched in the form of an app that puts you directly in touch with an emergency specialist doctor. Save time by avoiding the hospital trip and long wait. My Emergency Dr is a video-based smartphone app that puts you in touch with an Australian-trained and qualified Emergency Specialist Doctor when you need one. If you or a family member are sick, the team of Emergency Specialist Doctors at My Emergency Dr can remotely assess you, make a diagnosis, provide expert medical advice and in many cases arrange the treatment you need. Justin Bowra, CEO and Founder of ConnectedMed and an experienced senior emergency specialist physician states: “Our vision at My Emergency Dr is to give every Australian urgent video access via your smartphone to an Emergency Specialist, wherever they live and whenever they call. All of our doctors are qualified specialists in Emergency Medicine. Simply download the app and connect to an Emergency Specialist who will be able to assist you wherever you are.” Dr. Bowra adds: “Registered clients have 24 hour-a-day immediate phone and video access to a team of Emergency Specialists who can remotely assess, diagnose and arrange treatment. My Emergency Dr will email you a copy of the consultation record to take to your GP. If medications need to be organised, we can email you an electronic prescription. Similarly, we can also email you referrals for x-rays or blood tests.” Just download My Emergency Dr from the App Store or Google Play, open it and follow the instructions. A free trial of the service is available until 25th December 2016. Media Enquiries: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com -ENDS- About My Emergency Dr: My Emergency Dr is a video-based smartphone app that puts you in touch with an Australian-trained and qualified Emergency Specialist Doctor when you need one, at the touch of a button. We can be there at times when your GP can’t be, as our service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please note that this is not a replacement for the emergency 000 service. If you suffer a time-critical emergency such as chest pain or difficulty breathing, call 000 without delay. The key steps are: Download our app My Emergency Dr from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Open the app & register your name & mobile number. When an urgent health problem, illness or injury affects you, open the app and connect via built-in video to the emergency specialist doctor. The doctor will assess you and make a diagnosis, then arrange what is needed, e.g. prescription for medication, referral for an x-ray, or even urgent admission to hospital. The doctor will also email you a summary of the consultation for your GP. http://www.myemergencydr.com/ Email: admin@myemergencydr.com.au Leading dementia care provider, Group Homes Australia, introduces yoga to residents 2016-10-21T05:00:11Z leading-dementia-care-provider-group-homes-australia-introduces-yoga-to-residents The innovator in aged and dementia care, Group Homes Australia, has introduced yoga to their residents. Most of the residents living at Group Homes Australia are living beyond a diagnosis of dementia. According to a UCLA study, yoga and meditation was found to be even more effective than memory enhancement exercises for managing mild cognitive impairment. Yoga practice and meditation have been essential in helping adults improve their memory skills, reduce anxiety, and improve their navigation and location skills. These added benefits are key elements in the fight to reduce the risk of dementia Locally in Australia, the University of Adelaide conducted their own research which discovered that visual-spatial memory was increased to a greater degree in the yoga-meditation group. Participants practising yoga and meditation were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress. If you would like more information on the Group Homes Australia yoga classes or to book an interview or photo shoot, please contact Candice. Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com References: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/10/yoga-better-than-crosswords-for-preventing-pre-alzheimers-memory/ http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/reduce-risk-alzheimers-skip-lumosity-get-onto-yoga-mat B2BGateway Provides Fully Integrated EDI Solution for Aptean Ross to Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging 2016-09-28T12:24:46Z b2bgateway-provides-fully-integrated-edi-solution-for-aptean-ross-to-legacy-pharmaceutical-packaging B2BGateway's cloud based, fully integrated EDI solutions for Aptean Ross were chosen by leading provider of unit-of-use packaging Legacy Pharmaceutical to communicate seamlessly and electronically with customers such as Ascend Laboratories, Kroger and Walmart.   Global demand for pharma packaging is expected to grow 6.5% each year to over $100 billion in 2019. The United States will continue to be the largest national pharmaceutical packaging market as its advanced drug-producing sector sells new therapies with specialized needs. Legacy Pharmaceuticals located in a 189,000 square foot facility in suburban St. Louis, Missouri is a leading provider of solutions, from clinical trials through high volume commercial packaging. Legacy specializes in high speed unit-of-use bottle filling, blistering and compliance packaging, as well as a wide range of secondary packaging capabilities. Legacy serves the branded, generic, government, wholesale and major retail markets and specializes in packaging to major retail chains and drug manufacturers.    In order to improve supply chain efficiencies, cut costs and to scale for ever increasing growth, Legacy chose B2BGateway’s EDI solution for Aptean Ross. Having a fully integrated EDI solution allows Legacy to automate the sending and receiving of standard business documents such as purchase orders, warehouse shipping orders and credit adjustments with their customers. Having B2BGateway’s EDI solution fully integrated with Legacy’s Aptean Ross ERP system removes the need for the Legacy staff to manually re-key data; this in turn leads to reduced errors, lower labor costs and faster payments from their customers.   “B2BGateways’s cloud based EDI solution for Aptean Ross provides the communications, data translation and mapping functionality required by Legacy to have effective, electronic and seamless communications with our trading partners,” states Rhonda Hofferber, Plant Controller at Legacy, “By fully integrating the B2BGateway EDI solution with our Aptean Ross ERP system our staff will save numerous hours each month from manual data entry. It also ensures that we meet all our trading partners’ compliance requirements.”   Louisa Gooding, Director of Sales & Strategic Partnerships at B2BGateway, added “As the global demand for pharmaceutical packaging expands at a rapid pace, so too will the needs of our clients. Thanks to cloud technologies, EDI is no longer just for the Fortune 500, but has become affordable for all companies that wish to control costs associated with manual data entry and reduce their ‘order to payment’ cycle in real time. Together with our clients such as Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, we are committed to continuously develop solutions that will provide significant ROI and full integration with their ERP systems. B2BGateway has been working with Ross ERP for approximately 10 years now, serving the needs of many Pharmaceutical and Food Manufacturing clients. In addition to full EDI integration, Ross ERP users also benefit from access to the B2BGateway Client Portal where they can control all their EDI functionality, view reports and add new trading relationships as required”.   About B2BGateway: B2BGateway, a GS1 Accredited solution provider, is a leading global EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) provider with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and China. B2BGateway offers 24/7 customer support with each client assigned a designated setup team.  B2BGateway EDI solutions are simple to use, competitively priced, highly effective and can increase profitability by reducing costs associated with manual data entry. For further information please call +1 (401) 491 9595 (USA), +353 61 708533 (EU), +61 28003 7584 (ANZ) or log onto www.B2BGateway.Net Why Menopause Accelerates Ageing & What to Do About It 2016-09-15T05:09:22Z why-menopause-accelerates-ageing-what-to-do-about-it A new study is the first to demonstrate menopause makes women age faster. Research from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)[1] has shown menopause increases biological ageing. Two separate studies, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also found insomnia—often a menopausal symptom—definitively accelerates ageing. “For decades, scientists have disagreed over whether menopause causes ageing or ageing causes menopause,” said Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and biostatistics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and senior author on both studies. “We discovered that menopause speeds up cellular ageing by an average of six percent. That doesn’t sound like much but it adds up over a woman’s lifespan.” For example, a woman who enters early menopause at age 42 will be a full year biologically older, eight years later. This is compared to a 50-year-old woman who enters menopause naturally from 50. Researchers say this is significant because blood may mirror what’s happening in other parts of the body, having implications for death and disease risk. How to Manage Menopause Naturally While the findings may be cause for concern, there are natural ways to support the body through menopause to help bring relief. For 60 years, millions of women worldwide have felt the benefits of the world’s number one herbal formula, Remifemin®, an evidence-based, clinically tested natural alternative for those facing and experiencing menopause. Researched widely in scientific and clinical studies, Remifemin® has consistently shown to support natural temperature management, irritability during stress, healthy sleeping patterns and overall helping women transition more comfortably from menstruation to menopause. It is widely recognised as one of Germany’s foremost herbal products, and has been used in New Zealand since 2003. What is Menopause? Most women experience the symptoms of menopause, some from as early as 35 years. However, on average it most commonly affects women between 45 and 55. Many will find symptoms such as hot flushes, palpitations and emotional disturbances due to hormonal imbalance. According to the Women’s Health Research Institute at Northwestern University, there are three stages of menopause[2]. These include: • Peri-menopause (before menopause); • Menopause; • Post-menopause (after menopause). Oxford Universities Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Studies found Remifemin® provides a comparable decrease in hot flushes as taking low-dose hormone replacement therapy oestrodiol. Remifemin® does not contain any form of hormone and is formulated from a native dry extract concentrate of actaea racemosa rhizome. It has no known contraindications or interactions. The popular natural menopause formula does not contain phytoestrogens or ingredients that can mimic oestrogen like properties, nor does it change hormone levels. It also does notcontain salt, yeast, gluten, corn, soy, colourings or preservatives. Use as directed. Always read the label and if symptoms persist consult your health professional. Remifemin® is available at pharmacies and health food stores nationwide. 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[1] http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/menopause-sleepless-nights-may-make-women-age-faster [2] http://menopause.northwestern.edu/content/stages-menopause Going Organic and Why it Matters + Janella Purcell Recipe 2016-09-15T03:59:43Z going-organic-and-why-it-matters-janella-purcell-recipe Naturopath and nutritionist Janella Purcell's Top Healthy Shopping Tips With progress has come short cuts, and nothing has been affected by our need for “now” than our food—the fuel we rely on to not only live, but to thrive. When our food is sprayed, processed, added to, artificially enhanced or genetically modified, we lose not only vital nutrients, but also connection to what real food really is; how it looks, tastes and affects our overall wellbeing. Soil health also largely determines how much nutrition we are able to get from wholefoods. When the earth is depleted of minerals and trace elements, our nutrient intake suffers, says naturopath, nutritionist, chef and bestselling author Janella Purcell. An advocate for the SLOW (Sustainable. Local. Organic. Whole) food movement, Janella also recommends adding high quality wholefood supplementation to the daily diet, in order to “make up for” what’s missing on our modern breakfast, lunch and dinner plates. For almost two decades, Janella has used, recommended and prescribed premium wholefood supplements from ethical and sustainable producer, Lifestream, which has a dedicated range of organic products, certified by the AsureQuality Organic Certification. The New Zealand-based company has been a real food supplementation pioneer for more than 35 years. From spirulina to algal calcium and plant based super proteins; the brand nutritionally covers essential nutrition, optimum digestion, natural endurance, enhanced support and women’s health. “These nutritional supplements are whole-food form, which preserves the nutrients the whole food provides, rather than incomplete isolated components of the food,” Janella says. “The Lifestream certified organic range is second-to-none, from nutrient-dense grasses to protein-rich spirulina.” However, Janella says the sheer amount of supplements available on-shelf is creating consumer confusion. “Just because a product has ‘organic’ emblazoned across it, does not mean it has met all of the requirements for organic certification—an extensive, detailed process to ensure not only are the products organically grown, but also tells those buying the product that you can trust what’s inside to truly boost nutritional intake, without the nasties.” “It can be hard to find your way through the huge range of products,” Janella said. “That’s why I put my name to Lifestream—so people know I’ve done the background check for them.” Janella adds: “Organic products come from sustainable farming without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides or other synthetic chemicals.” Janella’s Top Supplement Shopping Tips: Choose products with only natural ingredients; Ensure there is a high percentage of each ingredient; Look for AsureQuality organic certification; Check the company’s longevity and philosophy. Lifestream Certified Organic Range Includes: Barley and Wheat Grass, $26.95RRP Barley Grass, $35.95RRP Organic Wheat Grass, $36.95RRP Organic Chlorella, $32.95RRP CC Flax, $34.90RRP Essential Berries, $44.95RRP Natural Calcium, $19.95RRP Organic Spirulina Boost, $33.95RRP Organic Spirulina Immunity, $29.95RRP Janella’s Certified Organic Summer Smoothie 1.5 cups coconut water or clean water 0.5 cups fruit like paw paw, pineapple or berries 1 tsp Certified Organic Lifestream CC Flax 1/3 cup kefir (optional) #nutritiontoliveby Tips to Spring Forward into Daylight Savings Time 2016-09-13T00:24:23Z tips-to-spring-forward-into-daylight-savings-time Tips to help when switching to Daylight Savings Time: Keep consistency with sleep times and routines Exposing your child to natural light in the morning will help reset their own internal clock Due to longer days and shorter nights; rooms will be lighter, so ensure that rooms are darkened with shades or block outs for naps and sleep time Avoid bright lights and limit exposure to electronics, such as TV, computers, tablets etc. well before bedtime which will allow the internal body clock to adjust As daylight saving approaches, most of us look forward to an extra hour of daylight, which will mean warmer weather and a longer day. Although our clocks only change on the October 2nd, I am already receiving calls from anxious parents worried about how that extra hour will throw their child’s schedules and disrupt their sleep. Whether your child is a good sleeper or not, you should have a plan to make the transition a smooth one. There are two basic ways in which to do this: Use one or a combination of these methods and your child’s sleep schedule should be back on track in a few days to a week. 1. Gradual method: This approach is less drastic and is helpful for children that may be more sensitive to change or disrupted schedules, or the kind of children that tend to wake up on the early side. Starting just a few days before the time change, move your child’s bedtime earlier by 15 minutes each day so that by the time you get to Saturday night, he is going to sleep a full hour earlier. For example, if your child normally goes to bed at 6:30pm, put him down at 6:15pm. For example on Friday night put child to sleep at 6:15pm on Saturday night 6:45pm and on Sunday scheduled sleep time of 6:30pm. Remember, these times assume “clock” time, not your child’s internal clock. You can also apply this method to nap times and meal times in gradual 15-minute increments. 2. Adjust as you go: After your child goes to bed on Saturday, simply change the clock an hour ahead and follow your child’s regular schedule according to the “new time” on Sunday (which will be an hour ahead). This is great for parents whose child has been waking at 5.30am will now wake at 6.30am How good is that your early raiser is now waking at an acceptable time, problem solved. Switch all meals, activities and naps to the new time as well. Your child’s wake up times may be a bit off for a few days, but don’t worry, they will adjust. Try not to start the day before 6:00am if possible. Bedtime may be a struggle to start with if you choose this option. If your child normally goes to bed at 6.30pm, (before we changed the clock was 5:30pm), your child may not be tired and ready for sleep at that time. Hang in there. Stick to your child’s normal bedtime routine and make sure that their bedroom is “sleep-friendly,” complete with room darkening shades. You should notice that your child’s internal clock will adjust to this new time within a week. Cheryl is available for interviews, live chats, Q&A sessions and she can supply you with a range of free editorial on paediatric sleep advice. Cheryl Fingleson is a paediatric sleep consultant. www.thesleepcoach.com.au