The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-15T07:41:37Z October 16, 2019 - World Spine Day “Get Spine Active” (#getspineactive) 2019-10-15T07:41:37Z october-16-2019-world-spine-day-get-spine-active-getspineactive   The New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA) is urging Kiwis to get spine active and stay healthy as part of the NZCA’s contribution to World Spine Day (16th October 2019).   Back pain is the biggest single cause of disability on the planet, with one in four adults estimated to suffer from it during their lives.  With more than one billion people worldwide suffering from spinal ailments, all age groups are affected, from children to the elderly. On this year’s World Spine Day participating organisations are encouraging people to take steps to be kind to their spines.   New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association spokesperson and chiropractor Dr Cassandra Fairest says: `Movement is life.  Keeping your spine mobile while staying active helps to maintain flexibility and stability. With over 60 joints in your spine, it’s important that it functions well. Keeping mobile also helps to protect your spinal cord and nerves, as well as promoting good posture and nervous system health.’   ‘As we get older an accumulation of injuries and improper motion can cause wear and tear and associated aches and pains. But this doesn’t mean you need to stop moving – it means quite the opposite. Doing daily exercises to keep your spine functioning well may help to prevent your joints from becoming creaky and stiff. Just ask your family chiropractor what is right for you.’   Clinical guidelines in many countries now recommend spine and posture correction as front-line treatment ahead of any medication.[1]  The New Zealand website https://www.straightenup.org.nz/ site has a range of simple exercises to help New Zealanders #getspineactive.   World Spine Day is focused upon raising global awareness of the importance of spinal health. With health professionals, exercise and rehabilitation experts, public health advocates, schoolchildren and patients all taking part.   Organised by the World Federation of Chiropractic on behalf of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, World Spine Day has over 500 official supporters worldwide. More information about how to get involved is available at www.worldspineday.org on Twitter (@world_spine_day), Instagram (@worldspineday), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WorldSpineDay2019/).   New Zealand chiropractors are taking the lead to inform and inspire people to prevent pain and disability by educating the public to have a greater understanding of the relationship between their spine and nervous system, improving their posture, addressing and preventing spinal problems, and engaging in physical activity. Chiropractors are uniquely placed to provide care that specifically focuses on the health of the spine and the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.   ­Ends Further Information: Dr Cassandra Fairest, Chiropractor 021 242 3073 or cassandra.fairest@chiropractic.org.nz Peter Boyes 027 554 0500 or peter@boyespr.co.nz   [1] Low back pain: a call for action Lancet Volume 391, No. 10137, p2384–2388, 9 June 2018 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)30488-4/fulltext Hand-Washing More Effective Than Hand Sanitiser 2019-10-10T03:34:48Z hand-washing-more-effective-than-hand-sanitiser A new study has found washing your hands under running water removes the flu virus much faster than alcohol sanitizer – suggesting hand sanitizer might not be as effective as people think when fighting against the flu. The influenza A virus (IAV) remains infectious in wet mucus from infected patients, even after being exposed to an ethanol-based disinfectant (EBD) for two full minutes, report researchers at Kyoto Profectural University of Medicine, in Japan. Fully deactivating the virus, they found, required nearly four minutes of exposure to the EBD. The secret to the viral survival was the thick consistency of sputum, the researchers found. The substance’s thick hydrogel structure kept the ethanol from reaching and deactivating the IAV. “The physical properties of mucus protect the virus from inactivation,” said physician and molecular gastroenterologist Ryohei Hirose, PhD, MD., who led the study with Takaaki Nakaya, PhD, an infectious disease researcher at the same school. “Until the mucus has completely dried, infectious IAV can remain on the hands and fingers, even after appropriate antiseptic hand rubbing.” The study suggests that a splash of hand sanitizer, quickly applied, isn’t sufficient to stop IAV. Health care providers should be particularly cautious: If they don’t adequately inactivate the virus between patients, they could enable its spread, Hirose said. The researchers first studied the physical properties of mucus and found — as they predicted — that ethanol spreads more slowly through the viscous substance than it does through saline. Then, in a clinical component, they analyzed sputum that had been collected from IAV-infected patients and dabbed on human fingers. (The goal, said Hirose, was to simulate situations in which medical staff could transmit the virus.) After two minutes of exposure to EBD, the IAV virus remained active in the mucus on the fingertips. By four minutes, however, the virus had been deactivated. Previous studies have suggested that ethanol-based disinfectants, or EBDs, are effective against IAV. The new work challenges those conclusions. Hirose suspects he knows why: Most studies on EBDs test the disinfectants on mucus that has already dried. When he and his colleagues repeated their experiments using fully dried mucus, they found that hand rubbing inactivated the virus within 30 seconds. In addition, the fingertip test used by Hirose and his colleagues may not exactly replicate the effects of hand-rubbing, which through convection might be more effective at spreading the EBD. For flu prevention, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization recommend hand hygiene practices that include using EBDs for 15-30 seconds. That’s not enough rubbing to prevent IAV transmission, said Hirose. The study wasn’t all bad news: The researchers did identify a hand hygiene strategy that works, also sanctioned by the WHO and CDC. It’s simple: Wash hands, don’t just rub them. Washing hands with antiseptic soap, they found, deactivated the virus within 30 seconds, regardless of whether the mucus remained wet or had dried. Source: mSphere. Original Post https://myosh.com/blog/2019/10/03/hand-washing-more-effective-than-hand-sanitiser/ The unlimited benefits of RTLS only with CarePlus™ Nurse Call 2019-10-09T01:44:46Z the-unlimited-benefits-of-rtls-only-with-careplus-nurse-call [Perth, Australia 9 October 2019] CarePlus™ is the market-leading care management destination for RTLS solutions and Nurse Call in the healthcare industry at NiQ Health, designing three targeted and integrated applications for different facilities, different people and different assets.   Each RTLS solution – CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress, CarePlus™ Asset Tracking and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call - can be fully integrated into CarePlus™ Nurse Call systems or installed as stand-alone devices with existing Nurse Call applications.   CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call maximise safety, offering instant detect and direct responses when a portable tag is activated for assistance through 100% precise room locations. CarePlus™ Asset Tracking meanwhile ensures the management of important and costly equipment, certifying significant return on investment.  Advanced, clinical-grade Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and dual active technology RF (Radio Frequency) and IR (Infra-Red) is harnessed to automatically identify and track the location of assets and/or people in real time. Precise room accuracy location services guarantee indoor areas are effectively covered within any facility, of any size. CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call also adhere to the recent Australian state governments recommendations to improve care standards in acute and aged care, valuing the need for greater staff and resident safety. CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call has keenly observed the ongoing 2019 Royal Commission into aged care practices, noting any relevant recommendations.   For more information, please click here to visit our webpage.  GS1 standards help to drive patient safety in Africa 2019-10-08T01:09:44Z gs1-standards-help-to-drive-patient-safety-in-africa Vaccine tenders issued by UNICEF and backed by Gavi financing now require GS1 data and barcode standards. This was just one momentous outcome announced by UNICEF at the 2nd African GS1 Healthcare Conference which took place in September in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference, which brought together 287 participants from 34 African countries and a further nine countries around the globe, was co-hosted with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Nigeria (NAFDAC) and financed by the World Bank, the Global Fund, USAID and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (IFPMA). Representatives from 70 regulatory bodies and 12 humanitarian organisations, like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF, joined manufacturers and healthcare providers at this incredible event. The conference culminated in 25 African regulatory authorities and six health financing and donor organisations proclaiming their intention to pursue pharmaceutical traceability by adopting GS1 global supply chain standards. See the full text of this Call to Action here. Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia Executive Director and CEO, said GS1 embraces the power of standards to transform the way people around the world work and live. “When used in healthcare, GS1 standards can help save lives and this healthcare conference in Lagos is indicative of the big step forward that has been achieved,” she said. “The commitment, passion and dedication of all conference participants to what global standards can bring to improve health in Africa was stunning. As we have seen in working with the healthcare sector in Australia, the path will be long. “However, something happened in Lagos to show us that anything is possible if you believe in the power of standards.” What does this mean for Australian Healthcare?Ms Palazzolo said that GS1 Australia continues to work with local regulators and industry groups to improve patient safety by using GS1 standards. “Driving the implementation of traceability standards is for the benefit of everyone not only from a business perspective but for the greater cause of patient safety. “It has been rewarding to share learnings with our colleagues globally to achieve similar outcomes, as healthcare is a truly global issue. There is much more to do, but collectively we are headed in the right direction,” Palazzolo added. ends GS1 Australia ContactMarian Makram-Perkins, Marketing Program Manager, T: 03 8581 5940E: marian.makram-perkins@gs1au.org About GS1 AustraliaGS1 Australia is the Australian member of GS1, a not-for-profit global organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards in the world and a leader in facilitating efficient international business. GS1 Australia currently serves 22 industry sectors and supports more than 20,000 members nationally to improve supply chain efficiency and cost effectiveness by adopting best practice GS1 global standards.In healthcare, the application of the standards delivers improvements in all aspects of the service delivery system. Tasks are carried out more safely and efficiently, while patient experience is also enhanced.For more information visit https://www.gs1au.org/for-your-industry/healthcare/ or follow us on https://www.linkedin.com/company/793758/ and https://twitter.com/gs1_au. To request high res photos please contact Wendy McWilliams at WMC PR on:Tel: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au Asthma Sufferers Unable to Reach Full Potential at Work 2019-10-07T05:40:35Z asthma-sufferers-unable-to-reach-full-potential-at-work The World Health Organisation estimates that 235 million people around the world suffer from asthma, however little is known about the impact of asthma on symptomatic people’s ability to work. This new research, published in the Journal of Asthma and Allergy, surveyed over 1,500 symptomatic asthma patients across six countries and found that, on average three out of four workers could not work to their full potential. Further, the survey indicated that asthma impacted the respondent’s emotional well-being, including mental strain and embarrassment. A research team, led by Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones from Box Surgery, Wiltshire, UK, invited a random selection of participants from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain and the UK to participate in an online ‘Work Productivity and Activity Impairment – Specific Health Problem’ survey developed by Research Now (London, UK). The survey quantified the impact of asthma on work time missed, loss of productivity while working and total work productivity loss for the seven days prior to the survey. In addition, the questionnaire asked the open-ended question, “How does your asthma at work make you feel?” to judge the impact of a patient’s asthma symptoms on their emotional well-being at work. Respondents were selected to participate in the survey if they were over 18 years old, diagnosed with asthma by a healthcare professional, currently employed full- or part-time and a long-term user of a controller inhaler or preventative medication. A total of 1,598 symptomatic patients completed the 5-minute survey between April and September 2015. The study results found that, on average, up to one-tenth (9.3%) of work hours were missed in a single week because of workers’ asthma symptoms. This averaged out to 5.4 work hours missed for both part- and full-time employees. Further, roughly three out of four (74%) workers reported being unable to work to their full potential because of their asthma, with 42% of workers experiencing a ‘prominent’ reduction in productivity. Workers commonly reported feeling challenged by respiratory symptoms, as well as tiredness/weakness, mental strain and physical impairments. Overall, total work productivity dropped by one third (36%) due to asthma.”But, what struck us most was the emotional response to asthma in the workplace,” explains Dr Gruffydd-Jones. “A significant number of patients felt guilt, shame and embarrassment when using inhalers at work.” Respondents also reported feeling inferior and disadvantaged compared to their non-symptomatic colleagues, and over two-thirds of respondents felt that asthma negatively impacted their work activities. Despite capturing a one-week snapshot from a working year only, without comparison with asymptomatic patients or personnel with no asthma, this study highlights the global issue of asthma in the workplace, its impact on productivity and the personal challenges it causes workers. The solution, Dr Gruffydd-Jones explains, requires a coordinated approach by clinicians, employers and occupational health teams. “Clinicians must ask patients about the impact of asthma on their work and employers must encourage their workers to seek medical help and provide an ‘asthma friendly’ environment. “This requires not only providing appropriate environmental controls but also a working environment that minimises embarrassment, such as allowing to staff to move out of the immediate work environment to use their inhalers.”   Source: Taylor and Francis Group MedAdvisor raises A$17.0 million in Placement with Investment Led by Leading US Healthcare Solution Provider HMS 2019-10-07T02:19:24Z medadvisor-raises-a-17-0-million-in-placement-with-investment-led-by-leading-us-healthcare-solution-provider-hms Melbourne, 7 October 2019 --- MedAdvisor Limited, Australia’s leading digital medication management company is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised A$17.0 million through a Placement (“Placement”) of 340,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares (New Shares) to cornerstone, sophisticated and professional investors at $0.05 per New Share. The New Shares are expected to be issued and commence trading on 14th October 2019. These New Shares will be issued under the company's existing placement capacity in accordance with Listing Rules 7.1 and 7.1A and will rank equally with all other ordinary shares on issue. The Placement received strong demand from institutional investors, with leading US healthcare analytics and technology business HMS, taking a pivotal cornerstone position of A$11.0 million alongside Australian institutional investors. This funding provides MedAdvisor with the capital required to execute identified opportunities in each market and to move to cash flow break even. Use of funds will include continued investment in MedAdvisor’s technology, sales and support to drive success in the US and the UK and support the Zuellig joint venture in South East Asia. In addition, funding will help drive domestic growth through sales and marketing to build on MedAdvisor’s market leading position with pharmacies and Australian consumers, and technology development to capitalise on the legislative shift to ePrescribing in Australia. Upon the completion of the transaction, HMS will be the largest shareholder in MedAdvisor with ~13% of the ordinary shares on issue, strengthening the register, joining existing strategic investors, EBOS Group and Sigma. About HMS HMS is a leader in healthcare payment accuracy and population health solutions with a significant US national footprint, including services to US federal government agencies, 40+ Medicaid agencies, 325 health plans, and more than 150 employer health programs. HMS is actively working in the Australian market as the lead US partner of the Digital Health Co-operative Research Centre (“Digital Health CRC”), the largest digital health research co-operative in the world, with funding from government, universities and businesses totalling over $200m (including funding from the Australian Government to cover a seven-year period from 2018). HMS is using its extensive patient engagement expertise to address several global healthcare behavioural challenges. MedAdvisor’s existing Australian business, capabilities and platform are well positioned to help support HMS’ goals of delivering innovative solutions that help healthcare organisations reduce cost, improve health outcomes and enhance patient satisfaction. Expanding MedAdvisor’s US Opportunity MedAdvisor’s Health Programs are designed to drive quality use of medicines, health literacy and medication adherence amongst patients through digital and in-person interactions and interventions. Through its partnership with Adheris in the US, MedAdvisor is marketing digital adherence programs (“DAPs”) to pharma companies who want to communicate with over 190m US patients through relationships with >26,000 pharmacies.  HMS brings a proven expertise in supporting health funders, including health insurers and governments, to improve patient health outcomes and reduce costs. Coupled with MedAdvisor’s proven expertise in the distribution of digital Health Programs, the partnership with HMS immediately extends the potential funders of MedAdvisor digital Health Programs to include US health plans and other health payors. New Board Member Mr Jeff Sherman, CFO and Treasurer of HMS, will join the board of MedAdvisor. Mr Sherman has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry in key leadership positions. For the last 5 years Mr Sherman has been CFO and Treasurer of HMS Holdings Corp responsible for financial operations, corporate strategy and development. Previously Mr Sherman served as executive vice president and CFO of AccentCare, and executive vice president and CFO of LifePoint Hospitals Inc. Prior to that, he held senior finance and risk management positions at Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Robert Read, CEO of MedAdvisor commented: We are delighted that MedAdvisor’s strategy to leverage our patient health platforms in the US, Asia & most recently in the UK is endorsed by investors. This increased global reach is attracting high quality investors and to raise this funding at a premium provides strong endorsement.” Mr Read continued “HMS is an innovative healthcare solutions company that is expert in patient behaviour and analytics. HMS is also active in Australia, being the largest private partner of the Federal Government’s Digital Health CRC, which will provide opportunities to validate joint solutions. We are pleased to welcome Jeff Sherman to the board of MedAdvisor.”  Bill Lucia, Chairman and CEO of HMS commented: “HMS is building a diversified solutions business that is expert in identifying and addressing healthcare risks and cost; helping to build healthier population and sustainable healthcare systems. We continue to actively expand our solutions through internal product development and select, strategic acquisitions and investments. Our global search for innovative capabilities identified MedAdvisor for the services they can deliver to augment our offerings in both the US and Australia. We are looking forward to actively working with MedAdvisor to build significant value.” ---ENDS---   About MedAdvisor MedAdvisor is a world class medication management platform that empowers users to more simply manage their medication and improve adherence. MedAdvisor’s highly automated and intuitive software system connects users to tools and education materials from their local/preferred pharmacy. In Australia, MedAdvisor has connected over one million users through ~55% of Australian pharmacies and a network of thousands of GPs. MedAdvisor has recently partnered with Adheris in the US, Zuellig Pharma in Asia and launched into the UK on track to become one of the largest players in the global digital adherence market. In 2018, was recognised in the AFR Fast 100.  About HMS HMS was founded in 1974 and is based in Irving, Texas. HMS advances the healthcare system by helping healthcare organisations reduce costs and improve health outcomes. Through industry-leading technology, analytics and engagement solutions, HMS saves healthcare organisations billions of dollars annually while helping consumers live healthier lives. HMS provides a broad range of coordination of benefits, payment integrity and population health management solutions that move the healthcare system forward. A publicly traded company (NASDAQ: HMSY), HMS has more than 2,500 employees in 25+ offices across the US. For more information, visit hms.com.   The new Breast Cancer App assisting women during breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery 2019-09-30T03:45:58Z the-new-breast-cancer-app-assisting-women-during-breast-cancer-diagnosis-treatment-and-recovery Officially launching this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an Australian company’s new app, Breast Cancer Recovery, will assist women globally who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, from their initial diagnosis through to their treatment and recovery. Breast Cancer Recovery’s founder, Sandra J De Poi, and the allied health medical team believe the app will make a positive difference to the lives of women going through the physically and emotionally challenging journey that is breast cancer. With over 15,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Australia, and over 2 million women globally, the Breast Cancer Recovery app empowers women during this uncertain and overwhelming time to make clear and informed choices in all areas of their life, and avoid the “Google overload” and confusion that often follows a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast Cancer Recovery provides a one-stop resource for women to achieve the best possible health outcomes, to optimise their treatment efficacy, to bounce back quicker, and to minimise their treatment side effects. The information in the app covers a range of topics including nutrition, food, recipes, fasting, vitamin D, lifestyle and mindfulness. Importantly, with recent research demonstrating the benefits of exercise during chemotherapy treatment, unique to Breast Cancer Recovery are its individualised exercise programs that can be undertaken in the comfort of the user’s own home and the app includes over 100 videos demonstrating each exercise. Lauren Locke, the physiotherapist on the Breast Cancer Recovery team was instrumental in designing the app’s exercise programs. “Often, going to the gym and exercising is one of the last things people undergoing breast cancer treatment feel like doing. Commonly, nausea, pain and fatigue are issues, so we wanted to create a tool that allowed women to undertake a researched exercise program in the comfort of their own home, at a time convenient to them,” Lauren says. Another member of the Breast Cancer Recovery team is Clinical Nutritionist, Megan Koerner, who used her biochemistry knowledge and experience to provide nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that have been proven to positively contribute to a breast cancer patient’s treatment and recovery. “All the content in the app is based on the latest clinical and scientific evidence-based research, and it was produced in consultation with oncologists and general practitioners. We made the app to give women support and to make their breast cancer journey less confusing, all the while complementing the advice and treatments of their medical practitioners. Even if women follow just two things in the app, it’s going to have a positive impact on their recovery,” Megan describes. Breast Cancer Recovery is available now for Apple and Android devices. App store links and further information can be found at https://breastcancerrecoveryapp.com/ SOUL SEED LAUNCHES “SUPER SEED SNAPS” IN WOOLWORTHS NATION-WIDE 2019-09-29T23:00:00Z soul-seed-launches-super-seed-snaps-in-woolworths-nation-wide Media Release: Monday 30 September 2019 Over date-based snacks? Supermarket hemp foods favourite, Soul Seed, has launched a new range of “Super Seed Snaps” into 744 Woolworths stores across Australia. Found in the health food aisle, Super Seed Snaps are gluten free with 5g+ of protein, fibre plus a variety of vitamin and mineral-rich super seeds including hemp, flax, chia and pumpkin. The baked snacks are ideal for lunchboxes, briefcases and handbags alike. There’s a flavour for every mood and palette - Salted Caramel, Turmeric & Black Pepper, Rich Choc and Spicy Sriracha. Soul Seed Founder Cade Turland says, “9 times out of 10, when I flip to the nutrition panel on a snack, the first ingredient I read is ‘dates’. “We set out to create a snack with a real point of difference in the health food category. Something tasty, filled with whole foods and of course featuring our favourite nutrition-packed super seed, hemp. That’s where Super Seed Snaps were born.” Soul Seed’s millennial founders Cade Turland and Forbes 30 Under 30 Listmaker, Georgia Branch, have been blown away by the growth of the brand. Launched in 2018, Soul Seed has quickly become Australia’s widest reaching hemp foods brand. Soul Seed’s ethos is to bring whole food nutrition to the whole family. The products can be found in both Coles and Woolworths as well as Ritchies IGA stores. For samples, interviews and images please contact Georgia Branch | georgia@hemple.com ABOUT SOUL SEED Part of Trichomia Pty Ltd hemp brands (also owner of Hemple), Soul Seed is Australia’s widest-reaching supermarket hemp foods brand. Soul Seed’s cold pressed Australian hemp seed oil, protein and seeds can be found at Coles and Ritchies IGA while their Super Seed Snaps range can be found at Woolworths nation- wide. Trichomia Pty Ltd investors include MMJ (ASX:MMJ). www.soulseedhemp.com instagram.com/soulseedhemp Dental Greetings Understands the Disability of Missing and Misaligned Teeth 2019-09-26T03:11:24Z dental-greetings-understands-the-disability-of-missing-and-misaligned-teeth Most people only consider the aesthetic appearance of a missing tooth. Dental Greetings understands that one or more missing teeth, or even misaligned teeth, can represent a dental disability for an individual in multiple ways. Teeth are more than just an attractive way to interact with people. They play an integral role in mental and physical health. Even the loss of even a single tooth can result in a nutritional and health issue. When the problem is misaligned teeth, Invisalign Banyo are available. The Nundah dentist knows how tooth loss interferes with the ability to chew food that in turn affects the digestive process. Depending upon how obvious the loss of a tooth is to others, people may withdraw from social interactions, it can affect their self-esteem, and even impact employment options and opportunities. The teeth are designed to grind food into smaller pieces that are more easily digested. Digesting larger bits of food can lead to issues of acid reflux, gas and bloating, indigestion and heartburn, along with low energy, headache and constipation. The Wavell Heights dentist at Dental Greetings knows that digestion actually begins in the mouth. Improper digestion affects the way the body releases insulin and uses energy efficiently. Missing and misaligned teeth have an impact on nutrition and weight loss. People that are able to chew their food well and thoroughly tend to feel fuller quicker. They eat less, fewer calories are consumed, and better nutrition is achieved due to a larger range of foods being eaten. Teeth can be lost due to poor dental care, accidents and other causes. A Dental Greetings Geebung dentist offers a variety of options encompassing implants, dentures, veneers, crowns and bridges to ensure aesthetics are maintained and individuals don’t have to live with a dental disability. About Dental Greetings Founded by a husband and wife duo, Dental Greetings is dedicated to providing a family approach that treats patients with the utmost care and understanding. Dental services are available throughout Virginia, Banyo, Wavell Heights, Boondall, Toombul, Zillmere, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Northgate, Nundah, Geebung and all surrounding suburbs on the Brisbane north side. Dental Greetings will change the way you think of dentists and we aim to make any dental phobia a thing of the past. Connect with Dental Greetings on Facebook and Instagram. Media Contact Dental Greetings Phone: 07 3124 7166 Shop 6B/7 Toombul Road Virginia QLD 4014 Website: http://dentalgreetings.com.au Brisbane-based Microba partners with UNSW Sydney’s Microbiome Research Centre to deliver world-class analysis 2019-09-23T05:54:02Z brisbane-based-microba-partners-with-unsw-sydney-s-microbiome-research-centre-to-deliver-world-class-analysis Australia’s leading gut microbiome testing specialists Microba have partnered with the Microbiome Research Centre (MRC) at UNSW to power new gut microbiome research to discover new links with disease states and potential therapeutics. The collaboration between Microba and the MRC combines world-class microbiome analysis with leading clinicians and scientists, sharing a vision to not only discover new links with disease states, but with the ultimate goal of developing new diagnostics and therapies to help patients. Launched in 2018, Microba is leading the way with next generation analysis investigating the role the gut microbiome plays in overall health. MRC held its official opening 12 August and will investigate how disturbance in the microbiome occurs and how it causes disease – a critical step in preventing it. Microba co-founder and microbiome research pioneer, Professor Phil Hugenholtz welcomed the partnership, explaining that this opportunity would enable some of Australia’s best researchers to access the best analytical tools available. “We hope that by furthering our knowledge of the gut microbiome, we will be able to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals. This collaboration allows all parties involved to contribute to this vision,” he said. “With at least half of the population complaining of a digestive issue each year, high-powered research is essential to provide diagnostics and therapeutics into the future.” The MRC is directed by UNSW Medicine Professor Emad El-Omar, a well recognised clinical gastroenterologist specialist with 20 years of gut microbiome research experience.  Professor El-Omar is also the Editor in Chief of the highly reputable journal, Gut. “We are delighted to collaborate with Microba, a company underpinned by outstanding scientists at the cutting edge of research in the microbiome field,” he said. “Our complementary strengths will deliver real benefits to patients the world over. “The microbiome is an exciting new frontier in medicine and together we will harness its power to treat and prevent disease.” Microba’s team were pleased to host Professor El-Omar on a tour of the Microba lab when he spoke at Brisbane’s Translational Research Institute on 13 August.   ENDS Gut health testing biotech Microba up for the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Innovation Award 2019-09-23T05:46:14Z gut-health-testing-biotech-microba-up-for-the-2019-lord-mayor-s-innovation-award Brisbane-based world leaders in metagenomic testing, Microba, are among 56 finalists competing for a Lord Mayor’s Award in October this year, as a finalist in the product innovation category. Microba are one of five finalists for the 2019 Queensland Urban Utilities Award for Product Innovation for their Metagenomic Analysis Platform (MAP™) which provides quality, high-resolution analysis of the human gut microbiome. MAP™ is the company’s own proprietary sample processing and bioinformatic analysis pipeline which uses the gold standard in gut microbiome processing – metagenomic DNA sequencing – to provide a significant innovation to industry. Launched in 2018, Microba has grown rapidly in the last 14 months, with over 7,000 Australians exploring their gut bacteria, several key research projects underway with respected partners and well-known investors such as Korea’s Macrogen. CEO Blake Wills said that the company was pleased to be a finalist in the Lord Mayor’s Awards and looked forward to attending the Awards dinner to see who took out the awards for each category. “Microba is a home-grown innovative start up in Brisbane, and it’s great to see our contribution to industry and the local business community being recognised by our Lord Mayor,” he said. “MAP™ provides customers with affordable access to deep information about the gut microbiome that was previously not readily accessible. “The information we are accessing through MAP™ is advancing our understanding of how the gut microbiome influences health and will accelerate the discovery of new diagnostics and therapeutics.” Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said in his official press release that there was an incredibly strong group of finalists this year. “These businesses and individuals make a positive impact on our local economy and community, but also internationally with ground-breaking research, products and services,” he said. The Lord Mayor’s Awards will be announced on 18 October at a Gala Dinner held in Brisbane.   ENDS Cryoskin: Breakthrough 30-Minute Treatment Making Fat Disappear 2019-09-20T00:33:00Z cryoskin-breakthrough-30-minute-treatment-making-fat-disappear-1 Burning fat is hard work. Yet, even if you exercise regularly and eat healthily, some fat is too stubborn to go away no matter how hard you try. Until now.A revolutionary new treatment perfected in Paris has made its way to Australia and is already making waves in the industry for its remarkable results. It’s called Cryoskin, a half-hour long, non-invasive procedure that painlessly contours the body to produce reductions of up to two inches in just one session. After a few appointments, patients report noticeable fat and cellulite reduction across their stomach, arms, thighs, and other typical problem areas.Sounds too good to be true? A new West End-based Cryoskin studio is turning skeptics into clients with personalised treatments in a body-positive atmosphere. Cryoskin Brisbane the sister company to The Float Space West End, was the first to bring the Cryoskin procedure to Brisbane and is rapidly growing since along with Cryoskin’s popularity.“The clients are loving the results, even after the first session,” says Cryoskin Brisbane studio owner Janina Hildebrand, who also is founder and owner of the popular float and wellness centre The Float Space.Due to its novelty, there is still a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there about the Cryoskin procedure. To sort through it all, here are four of the most frequently asked questions about Cryoskin answered with cold, hard facts from a Cryoskin expert.How exactly does Cryoskin “freeze away fat?”While the tool used to contour the body in the Cryoskin procedure is called a wand, there’s no magic being done, but tried and true science. At Cryoskin Brisbane, clients lie flat on a massage table in a calming atmosphere as a trained technician soothingly massages the problem area with an ultrasound-like handpiece set to a freezing temperature (-8 degrees Celsius). For the first few minutes, the wand is set to a hotter temperature to bring fat cells to the surface of the skin. The extreme contrast when the wand switches from hot to cold then shocks and freezes the stubborn fat cells, which are then flushed out of the system in the following weeks.Hildebrand says the ease of Cryoskin is also ideal for clients with busy schedules where consistent trips to the gym aren’t possible. The entire procedure lasts just a half-hour, with a minimum of five slimming sessions — one every two weeks — recommended for optimal results of on average 38% fat loss.Is Cryoskin the same as Cool-sculpting?Though the treatments use similar science, Cryoskin is proven to be far faster and more effective at eliminating fat cells. Cryoskin is also customisable and focused on painlessly contouring your body to your desired shape while cool-sculpting painfully pinches and pulls your skin with cold clamps that can lead to numbness and fat collecting in other areas.“With cool-sculpting, it can take up to six months to see results,” adds Hildebrand. “With Cryoskin, you see them right away, and with much better results.”Cryoskin also won’t break the bank, Hildebrand says, with the recommended five sessions total;ing just $1,750, while one cool-sculpting treatment can run on average $6,000 to $2,000.What types of Cryoskin treatments are there?To remind clients that their bodies should be treated with compassion, not judgment, Cryoskin follows the motto of “Cryoskin is just the polish to an already perfect diamond. You are more than beautiful!” Sometimes adding that sparkle doesn’t come from removing body fat, but smoothing and tightening out areas of the body where stress and age are beginning to show. That’s why Cryoskin Brisbane offers Cryofacials and toning sessions in addition to slimming for those less focused on fat than fine lines and wrinkles.During a Cryofacial — a natural alternative to Botox — the wand gently massages the face to increase local tissue metabolism and blood circulation. The skin tightens as a result, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.“It tones and decreases fine lines and brings collagen back to your face so that you have a polished, clean look,” says Hildebrand, adding that treatments last about 20 minutes, with five recommended for best results.Do I qualify for Cryoskin?Cryoskin isn’t for everyone. Hildebrand recommends that the treatment be an addition to an already healthy lifestyle, so the slimming is just the extra little push you need to reach your goals.“Cryoskin shouldn’t be replacing eating healthy and going to the gym,” she says. “It’s a jumpstart motivation.”Pregnant women and people with diabetes, cancer, liver, or kidney disease also should not consider Cryoskin, she says, as it could lead to complications.Most importantly, Cryoskin is for all body shapes and sizes, with a goal of empowerment over judgment. “Cryoskin empowers someone to love themselves no matter what shape they are,” Hildebrand says. “If Cryoskin can help you to enhance the natural beauty you already have, that’s what we’re here for.”To book a consultation and learn more about if a Cryoskin treatment is right for you, visit wwww.cryoskinbrisbane.com Emergency Dentist in Carrum Downs - Carrum Downs Dental Group 2019-09-19T09:17:31Z emergency-dentist-in-carrum-downs-carrum-downs-dental-group Do you have a dental emergency that requires urgent professional dental care in Carrum Downs? Carrum Downs Dental Group offers swift and exceptionally reliable emergency dental care for anyone in or around Carrum Downs. Whether it’s a sports injury or an emergency wisdom tooth removal, our professional dentists will be at your service whenever need arises. Dental emergencies can occur to anyone, especially children and athletes. A dental emergency usually involves a fractured tooth, painful cavity or painful wisdom teeth or an injury involving the supporting tissues that hold the teeth together. When this occurs, immediate professional dental attention is usually required in order to save the tooth structure and prevent any further damage. While most dental emergencies usually occur due to accidents or injuries and involve a lot of pain and discomfort, some dental emergencies might not necessarily be painful at all. However, it is important that you know when to see a dentist urgently. The following situations usually call for emergency dental care. A cracked tooth can be as a result of an unexpected trauma on the tooth structure. If the crack goes beyond the tooth enamel and into the dentin, the patient can experience excruciating pain, and that needs emergency dental care. The tooth can also be broken beyond the gum area into the tooth roots, and this might cause tooth loss. In order for you to save the tooth from any further damage, immediate dental attention is required. In addition, a knocked-out tooth is also an emergency situation. A tooth can be knocked out of the socket and cause tooth loss, or even worse; you can swallow the tooth. An emergency dental visit will help the dentist restore the tooth before further damage is caused. Moreover, sometimes, an abscess tooth can cause excruciating pain. Simple home remedies or painkillers may not help at this time, so an emergency dental visit is the only option you have. Other sources of tooth pain are impacted wisdom teeth and cavities. If you have any of the signs discussed, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible to ensure that any dental situation is salvaged to prevent further damage. Carrum Downs Dental Clinic offers emergency dental care services in Carrum Downs. If you’re out there in search for an emergency dentist in Carrum Downs, make sure to give us a call, and we will be at your service.   How Herbal Ignite for Him & Herbal Ignite for Her Can Help Decrease Stress 2019-09-18T20:28:26Z how-herbal-ignite-for-him-amp-herbal-ignite-for-her-can-help-decrease-stress-1 These days it’s hard not to get overwhelmed once in a while. Between juggling work, family and other commitments you can become too stressed out and busy. However, you should  set time aside to unwind and perhaps  consider  a natural herbal supplement, such as Herbal Ignite, to help improve your mental and physical health Being able to recognise common symptoms of stress may help you find ways to decrease stress. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems including higherblood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Increasing levels of stress hormones like cortisol, may cause our blood sugar levels to rise, alter our appetite, get in the way of normal digestion by changing our gut environment and affect the way our thyroid gland and hormones work.   There are a range of herbs that are recognised to help reduce stress and anxiety and reputable herbal supplements like Herbal Ignite contain some of these  stress supplements. Herbal Ignite for Him and Herbal Ignite for Her are  over-the-counter dietary supplements taken daily with food. Herbal Ignite  helps relieve stress and fatigue in both men and women. Herbal Ignite for Him  works to support  men’s health and libido, boost testosterone levels and improve  genital blood flow. Herbal Ignite for Her works to support pre-menstrual tension and menopause, help restore hormone levels to a healthy balance and improve libido. There are many potential benefits to using Herbal Ignite for Him  and Herbal Ignite for Her including reduced stress and anxiety levels, improved mood and emotions for Women, improved  energy levels improved libido and improved overall health. Herbal Ignite has a broad spectrum of efficacy, so for more information on Herbal Ignite, Herbal Ignite for Him, Herbal Ignite for Her and Herbal Ignite ingredients  please go to https://herbalignite.com/ .   Australian Supermarket IGA Joins the Edible Bug Revolution 2019-09-16T10:17:24Z australian-supermarket-iga-joins-the-edible-bug-revolution Supermarket trailblazers IGA have announced they will be the first chain of Australian supermarkets to stock edible crickets. The addition of Grilo products to IGA shelves comes on the back of increasing demand from customers for more sustainable sources of protein. “We are passionate about bringing our customers new and exciting products that they wouldn’t usually be able to find,” says the HG Retail Group. For people looking to reduce their environmental impact while also meeting dietary needs edible crickets offer the perfect substitute. “Grilo Protein is one of these such products and we are proud to support this innovative and local company who is committed to supplying healthy, sustainable and future conscious food that tastes great!” – Rob Outridge, IGA Owner, Maleny. Eating crickets has previously been uncommon in the West, largely due to the ‘ick’ factor associated with eating bugs. However, consumers are now recognizing that not only are crickets mild in flavour, but their nutrient density, sustainability and versatility make them a more sustainable and delicious protein alternative. IGA’s move to add Grilo products to their shelves is incredibly exciting and demonstrates the growing understanding for the need to find food solutions that meet both planet and human needs. We believe the growing trend of consuming insects will result in a healthier planet and healthier bodies. Here are three reasons why Grilo products will now be on IGA shelves: Environmental Alternative Crickets are the most sustainable source of protein on earth. They require far less resources (water, land, feed and energy) than other popular sources of protein, such as chicken, beef or pork, and produce 80 times less methane than cows. Given that 18% of greenhouse gas emissions is a result of livestock production, cricket’s growing popularity should result in a significant lowering of emissions. Nutrient Dense Crickets are extremely nutrient dense, containing 69% protein, vitamin B12, Omega 3, iron, potassium and calcium. Their digestibility is higher than that of plant proteins, making it easier for the body to extract and absorb all those nutrients. Given the busy lives lead by most people and the impact of good nutrition on mental and physical health, the need for accessible, easily prepared nutrients is great. Versatile & Delicious Given their mild, nutty flavour, crickets are extremely easy to incorporate into meals and smoothies; sweet or savoury. Alternatively, Grilo energy bars are an extremely convenient and delicious means of meeting daily protein requirements. For more information or for an interview contact: Camila Meyer Co-founder at Grilo Protein camilameyer@griloprotein.com.au Click here for images. Grilo organic cricket powder and smoothie protein blends available at IGA Energy Bars made with organic cricket powder: banana caramel, chocolate mint and cacao fudge “We are passionate about bringing our customers new and exciting products that they wouldn’t usually be able to find,” says the HG Retail Group. IGA: first Australian supermarket chain to stock edible bugs products Grilo roasted crunchy crickets