The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-17T00:02:15Z Blood cancer patient needs could go unmet as incidence rates rise 2019-01-17T00:02:15Z blood-cancer-patient-needs-could-go-unmet-as-incidence-rates-rise Currently 12,800 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every year1. The latest analysis shows that by 2025, this number will increase to around 17,000 people2. "That’s close to 50 Australians projected to be newly diagnosed, every day, by 2025 – or two people every hour,” Leukaemia Foundation National CEO Bill Petch said. Mr Petch said while the continued increase in diagnosis rates was concerning, the good news was improved treatments and care was increasing the survival rates of people living with blood cancers. However, this combination was placing even greater demand on the Leukaemia Foundation's services, as more and more Australians living with blood cancer sought information and support. “The demand on all of our services, which include emotional and practical support and the provision of vital, disease specific information and education, will only continue to grow and be put under pressure,” Mr Petch said. Demand for the Leukaemia Foundation's patient accommodation service, which provides a homeaway- from-home at no cost to regional Australians forced to relocate to capital cities closer to treatment facilities, has already reached an all-time high. In 2017/2018 demand for the service peaked. The Leukaemia Foundation provided 56,000 nights of accommodation – a 2800-night increase on the previous year, and more than 4000 nights higher than the 2015/2016 period. The Leukaemia Foundation is calling for Australians to throw their support behind this year’s 2019 World’s Greatest Shave as it prepares to meet the growing demand for its services. “These services are critical to Australian families who really need our support and will be even more critical in the future,” Mr Petch said. Without funds raised through campaigns like World’s Greatest Shave, people living with blood cancer may be unable to access the support they need,” Mr Petch said. "The Leukaemia Foundation simply won't be able to meet the increased needs of those needing help, without financial support." “We invite all Australians to get involved with World’s Greatest Shave to help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to build our services to cater for future demand while we continue to fund vital research into a cure.” Sign up today at or phone 1800 500 068 today. InterSystems IRIS Data Platform™ Now Certified on AWS Marketplace 2019-01-16T04:52:16Z intersystems-iris-data-platformtm-now-certified-on-aws-marketplace SYDNEY, Aust., January 16, 2019 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced the availability of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform™ in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. AWS Marketplace availability will allow developers and customers to instantly access and use InterSystems IRIS with “one-click” provisioning. InterSystems IRIS Data Platform is available as a free Community edition, as well as a “Bring Your Own License” option. InterSystems IRIS™ is now available on the three largest cloud providers, building upon recent deployments in the Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure marketplaces. The company has made it easy for developers to try InterSystems IRIS via various “Quick Start” modules, including accelerating development through the use of the multi-model architecture, development on InterSystems IRIS with Java and .NET, optimising SQL performance, and exploring Big Data analytics including the data platform’s built-in Apache Spark Connector. AWS Marketplace provides InterSystems customers with the opportunity to purchase, migrate and immediately begin using InterSystems IRIS, while AWS manages all billing and payments and provides seamless product support. By accelerating access to InterSystems IRIS through the Amazon Cloud, organisations can quickly deploy the unified data platform in a highly available and efficient cloud environment, and rapidly create and deploy innovative applications. “Our AWS Marketplace certification marks our third major marketplace certification within the last six months,” said Carlos Nogueira, general manager for data platforms at InterSystems. “Today’s organisations must have the flexibility to choose how to deploy their applications to stay ahead of market demands. InterSystems is committed to a cloud-first approach that gives our partners and customers the ability to rapidly develop data-driven applications that save and improve lives, enhance customer experiences, and drive operational efficiency at all levels of an enterprise.” Access the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform on the AWS Marketplace here. About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit Caloburb Encourage Healthy Eating in 2019 2019-01-13T21:14:29Z caloburb-encourage-healthy-eating-in-2019 The New Year is generally the time to make some resolutions for the year to come, and one of the most commonly held resolutions is weight loss and fitness. At Calocurb they say that we need to find ways of working with our hunger, rather than against it, and for starters, acknowledging and understanding our individual differences can help. Our health and wellbeing plans need to reflect the realities of our bodies and lives, and what works for one person might not work for another. Likewise, finding our own personal routine that delivers results will take time and some experimentation. It’s also the small changes, reinforced over time and repetition, that really deliver results. For those in need of a helping hand, tools such as calocurb can help with those hunger urges. As they say at Calocurb, “Most importantly, let’s be kinder to ourselves. We need to acknowledge that willpower doesn’t always work on its own – and that’s ok. We’re up against incredibly powerful evolutionary forces inside all of us. Understanding the battle between willpower and evolution when dieting is the first step on the road to making health and wellbeing choices that deliver real results. So, let’s not beat ourselves up. 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OXAIR FANFARE USHERS IN GOLDEN ERA FOR OXYGEN GENERATORS 2019-01-07T10:18:41Z oxair-fanfare-ushers-in-golden-era-for-oxygen-generators Australia-based Oxair says that having a constant supply of high purity oxygen on tap, compared to being dependant on shipping in cylinders from an outside source, could be the difference between life and death when treating patients in hospitals and medical facilities. Already in use in many remote locations where healthcare might be compromised due to failing supplies of cylinders, Oxair’s Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system is enabling hospitals to be self-sufficient in generating the purest of oxygen for years to come. By switching from cylinders, that can be at the mercy of delays during transportation as well as being potentially prone to corrosion from moisture, salt and other materials, to Oxair’s oxygen generator reduces manpower handling cylinders, saves room space and the life-saving gas is immediately available. In addition to saving lives on wards, Oxair’s robust technology is ideal in the extreme conditions that can often be encountered in sectors such as mining, farming or even in the military where the use of resources to clear empty oxygen cylinders can become a thing of the past. Safety in gold mining is improved significantly through the use of oxygen generators. Mined rock is usually ground up and turned into a slurry by adding cyanide, oxygen and water before being fed through a carbon bed to extract the gold. Incorporating highly purified oxygen actually allows cyanide to work more efficiently and thus reduces the quantity of this deadly poison in the leaching process. Another advantage of Oxair’s generators when a constant, onsite source of oxygen is required for mining operations is their design. High quality parts for valving and piping means less maintenance and low power consumption when compared to other manufacturers. Environmental considerations are a key priority for mining companies, the addition of highly purified oxygen into the mix helps to destroy leftover cyanide in the waste mixture and so creates a purer and cleaner waste product at the point of disposal or evaporation. Oxair generators can deliver constant oxygen of 94%-95% purity through PSA filtration, a unique process that separates oxygen from compressed air. The gas is then conditioned and filtered before being stored in a buffer tank to be used directly by the end user on demand. The equipment also boasts noise control technology, user friendly colour touch screen HMI, full diagnostic history, continuous monitoring of on-stream oxygen to ensure uninterrupted supply, consistent, high purity oxygen, automatic operation – no extensive technical training required – high quality parts for less maintenance, guaranteed performance and lower energy and air consumption. From saving precious lives to extracting precious metals rugged oxygen generators from Down Under can safely and securely ensure an uninterrupted flow of this precious gas for many processes, offering a cost-effective alternative to shipping in cylinders. Many Sunscreens Don’t Meet Their Label Claims 2019-01-02T04:51:24Z many-sunscreens-don-t-meet-their-label-claims-1 A New Zealand investigation into sunscreen manufacturers has seen six out of 10 sunscreens fail to meet the SPF claims made on the label. Consumer NZ tested 10 sunscreens against two aspects of the voluntary Australian and New Zealand standard for sunscreens: First was a sunscreen’s SPF (sun protection factor), which measures protection against UVB rays, and second was its broad-spectrum protection (against UVA and UVB rays). Only three of the 10 sunscreens met their SPF label claim and the requirements for broad-spectrum protection. Five products claimed to be either SPF50 or 50+, and produced results of between 16 and 42. However, the worst performing product by far was Coola Classic Body Sunscreen Plumeria SPF30 – which only produced an SPF of 6. The watchdog says a key reason for the variations was a lack of consistency between batches. “Companies don’t have to regularly test their products to ensure they still meet SPF claims even if the ingredient supply changes. This is especially an issue for sunscreens containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.” The sunscreen standard is mandatory in Australia, but voluntary in New Zealand where sunscreens are classified as cosmetics. Consumer NZ said they had been “campaigning for a mandatory sunscreen standard for many years.” “In a country with one of the highest rates of skin cancer and melanoma in the world, it’s not good enough sunscreens aren’t regulated.” “Companies should be testing each new formulation of a product, especially if it contains different active ingredients. They should also regularly test their products to ensure different batches still meet their label claims.” Skin Cancer College president Dr Keith Monnington said voluntary compliance with the standard was simply not satisfactory for a country with high skin cancer rates. “Consumers need to have confidence in SPF claims made by sunscreen manufacturers.” Sunscreens that met their claims: Nivea Sun Kids Protect & Sensitive Sun Lotion SPF50+ UV Guard Max Sunscreen SPF50+ Essone Natural Sunscreen Summer Coconut & Jojoba SPF30 Smart365 Sun Sunscreen Lotion Kids SPF50+ Sunscreens that didn’t: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 Bondi Sands Coconut Beach Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ Banana Boat SunComfort SPF50+ Sunsense Sensitive Invisible SPF50 Coola Classic Body Plumeria SPF30 This is certainly not the first study to find sunscreens were falling short of the label claims. Last years Consumer NZ investigation found only nine (out of 20) sunscreens met their SPF label claim and requirements for broad spectrum. And earlier this year, a US consumer organisation found 24 (out of 73) lotions, sprays, sticks and lip balms tested at less than half their labelled SPF. The Skin & Cancer Foundation of Australia recently urged employers to wake up on sun safety, after a study found an ‘unacceptable’ number of organisations were failing to meet their responsibilities in protecting workers from sun exposure (see related article). The study found that of the 8 million Australian workers who work outside sometimes, mostly, or all of the time, an alarming 57% said their employers did not supply them with sunscreen. Consumer NZ’s sun safety advice: Look for sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30+, plus water resistance and broad-spectrum protection. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. Apply plenty – about one teaspoonful (5ml) for each arm, each leg, your back, your front and your face (which includes your neck and ears). That adds up to about 35ml for a full-body application. Ignore “once-a-day” claims. Sunscreen should be reapplied often – every two hours you’re outside. Mopping up sweat or towelling dry reduces protection: apply another coat of sunscreen immediately. Legalization of Industrial Hemp Positions NutraFuels for Market Expansion 2018-12-21T01:32:14Z legalization-of-industrial-hemp-positions-nutrafuels-for-market-expansion Coconut Creek, FL, Dec 21, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- NTFU applauds the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill allowing federally insured banks to legally work with merchants for product processing as well as the removal of barriers for research and industrial hemp production."The hemp industry has been challenged over the years because of banking restrictions. It has caused challenges from the standpoint of merchant product processing for hemp-derived CBD products. It also caused headwinds with respect to many aspects of the companies operating in the hemp public markets," said Edgar Ward, CEO and Founder of NutraFuels.Brightfield Group estimates the worth of the hemp CBD market to be $22 Billion by 2022, outpacing the rest of the cannabis market combined. "We've been planning and preparing for an increase in CBD product demand in anticipation of the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill," added Ward.The updated language from the Farm Bill defines hemp in a way that removes it from the Controlled Substances Act. Going forward, hemp will be classified as an agricultural commodity under federal law. Farmers will now benefit from the removal of barriers to obtaining crop insurance. Shareholders and manufacturers will see the removal of restrictions on importing and exporting hemp which contributes to the projected boost of growth for the hemp industry."The lack of legal clarification and the longtime stigma around hemp has dampened the business opportunity and created concern for the investment community," said Ward. "The new law provides clarity and the legal parameters to enable companies like NutraFuels to capitalize on a more efficient operating environment and market expansion."NutraFuels is a fully reporting company with a class of securities registered with the SEC. The Company's filings can be viewed at NTFU's CBD products and information about the company's direct sales program can be found online at and by following the company on Instagram.Forward Looking StatementsThis communication contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "except," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "is/are likely to," "future" or other similar expressions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect Company's financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. There is no assurance that Company's current expectations and projections are accurate. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2018. The Company operates in a rapidly evolving environment. New risk factors emerge from time to time, and it is impossible for the Company's management to predict all risk factors, nor can the Company assess the impact of all factors on Company's business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements except as required under applicable law.Edgar  Health Insurance Rate Rise: What’s The Damage? 2018-12-19T06:43:33Z health-insurance-rate-rise-what-s-the-damage Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Maddison Dwyer Level 5, 724-728 George Street, Haymarket Sydney, NSW 2000 Phone: 0404313244 Email: Date: December 19, 2018 Sydney, New South Wales, December 19 2019. Private health insurance premiums will rise by 3.25 percent from April 1 next year, the lowest annual increase since 2001. Regardless of the ‘low’ increase, it is still an increase, meaning a single person will pay an average of $1.14 extra per week with families paying $2.35 more. In addition to the rate rise, an attempt to make health cover more accessible will take place, with new bands of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic product tiers to be implemented for hospital insurance products. Furthermore, some health insurers, including nib, will be introducing discounts of up to 10 percent for members aged 18 to 29. These discounted offers will be available for both new and existing members. It’s no secret Australians have been lowering their health insurance policies, or abandoning them all together considering the increases we have seen in the past decade. A review conducted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found more Australians are downgrading or dumping their private health insurance due to rising premiums. Andrew Davis, CEO of Health Insurance Comparison and Former Chair of the Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association says “you are less likely to scrap (health insurance) if you compare and discover the best policy for you, rather than paying for something you don’t need”. According to Davis, the most common customer seen by Health Insurance Comparison are “individuals who are paying for a higher level of cover than necessary”. Davis stresses the importance of “comparing your health insurance options before you lower your policy or abandon it altogether”. It isn’t only individuals with private health insurance who are concerned about the increase in rates. Labor has shutdown the federal government for giving health insurers the A-OK to lift premiums. Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, said the above-average increase will be a major blow to family budgets and only push more people to abandon their private health insurance. Consequently, Labour has vowed to cap health insurance premiums to only 2% if it wins the next federal election due to take place in May. Health Insurance Comparison gives you the low down on all things relevant to Australian Health Insurance. Whether you’re just trying to get an idea of the market in general or you have a specific policy in mind, we’ll help you find what you’re looking for from our panel of Australian funds. We provide you with the tools and knowledge you’ll need to thoroughly and decisively compare health insurance policies. For more information, visit Dental Greetings Announces Special Offer with no Out-of-Pocket Cost 2018-12-19T04:14:43Z dental-greetings-announces-special-offer-with-no-out-of-pocket-cost Many people stay away from the dentist out of fear or trepidation about out-of-pocket costs. Dental Greetings is promoting oral health with its “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning that has no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The “Bulk-Bill” promotion is completely paid for by insurance and individuals receive an extensive examination, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment. The offer includes patients’ every six month regular maintenance appointments and for individuals with concerns, the Banyo dentist can include a treatment planning session. Dental Greetings offers a full range of services for people of all ages, from pediatric dentistry and cosmetic solutions, to orthodontics and emergency dentistry. The dental professionals also understand that many individuals don’t have the budget to address an unexpected dental expense. To assist patients, the dentist Wavell Heights has partnered with Zip Money for interest free payment plans. It’s never too soon for children to receive a dental check-up to identify any potential problems and familiarize youngsters with the dentist. The flexible hours at the Boondall dentist are designed to accommodate school and extracurricular schedules, even on weekends. Preventative dentistry includes a thorough exam of the teeth, gums and palate, along with the jaw and joints. Cosmetic services for a celebrity smile are available at the Geebung dentist encompassing orthodontics, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and restorative solutions to repair damaged teeth. Dental Greetings also performs root canals when necessary to eliminate pain and save a tooth. Invisalign® aligners are the removable, unobtrusive and gentle way to straighten teeth for teens and adults. The dentist Wavell Heights is a certified Invisalign® provider. There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten with Invisalign® aligners. Patients can also obtain full or partial acrylic or chrome dentures. The practice performs denture repairs and provides consultations that enable individuals to make informed decisions about their needs. The “Bulk-Bill” Check-up and Cleaning offer at Dental Greetings is helping individuals maintain good oral hygiene and health, with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. The Boondall dentist is on a quest to help as many people as possible identify potential problems early, rectify existing tooth conditions, and develop a treatment plan for a brilliant Hollywood smile. 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 Website: Creso Pharma Brings Together Cannabis Experts Across Several Verticals -- CFN Media 2018-12-19T00:02:25Z creso-pharma-brings-together-cannabis-experts-across-several-verticals-cfn-media SEATTLE, WA, Dec 19, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- CFN Media Group ("CFN Media"), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing Creso Pharma Ltd. (ASX: CPH), a small-cap company founded in 2016 that has amassed one of the most experienced management teams in the cannabis industry. By bringing together experts across pharmaceutical, cannabis, and investment banking industries, the company is well positioned to execute on its unique approach to the market and become a leading provider of cannabis to people and animals worldwide.The due diligence process looks very different for small-cap versus large-cap stocks. When analyzing large-cap companies, investors pay closest attention to financial statements and valuation ratios to extrapolate growth rates and apply multiples. Small-cap stocks tend to be earlier stage companies without an established earnings track record, which means that investors must consider the management team above all else.In this article, we will take a closer look at the company's management team and advisory board, as well as how their expertise have helped drive progress.Click here to receive the investor presentation and going public alert Management TeamMany investors in small-cap companies look for experience in both operational areas and investment banking when conducting due diligence. After all, public companies must both execute their business plan and deal with the ins and outs of being publicly traded.Creso Pharma was founded by three individuals with extensive experience spanning the global pharmaceutical, medical cannabis, and investment banking industries:* Creso Pharma CEO, Co-Founder, and Executive Director Dr. Miri Halperin Wernli, PhD, MBA, has over 25 years of strategic and operational leadership in global drug and product development in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.* Non-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder Boaz Wachtel is a leading medical cannabis expert that formerly managed Phytotech Medical - Australia's first publicly-traded medical cannabis company.* Non-Executive Director and Co-Founder Adam Blumenthal has over ten years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. He has deep experience in both Australian and international markets, having helped raise capital and finance several listed and unlisted companies, including several medical cannabis firms.These co-founders are joined by Chief Operating Officer John Griese - an expert in cannabis and food manufacturing and supply chain management. Over the past 30 years, he has worked with companies like Pepsi and Nestle in executive roles. More recently, he developed cannabis experience as Chief Operating Officer of Bloom Farms - a large branded manufacturer and distributor in California's regulated market.Strong Advisory BoardAdvisory boards are equally important to investors, especially in tightly-regulated industries. Board members can provide tremendous insights into everything from navigating regulatory red-tape to developing innovative new products.Creso Pharma has developed a strong advisory board across these areas:* Dr. Isaac Kobrin, MD, is an internist with more than 15 years of experience in the United States and Israel. He also has over 22 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Roche and Actelion, where he was responsible for the development of key compounds.* Dr. Stephane Redey, PhD, has over 18 years of experience leading teams in the technical development of innovative drugs and strategic outsourcing. He has held senior positions with pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland and Australia.* Dr. Raquel Peyraube, MD, has over 28 years of experience in training, prevention, treatment, and harm reduction, while also consulting on drug policy reform in Latin America.* Prof. Dr. Felix Gutzwiller, MD, MPH, PhD, has served as a professor at the University of Basel and a professor of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich, Emeritus since 2013.* Dr. Gian Trepp ETH, MBA, IMD, is a senior pharmaceutical marketing executive with over 18 years of strategic and operational leadership. In addition to holding senior roles at global companies, he founded GBT Pharma, UK.* Jorge Wernli ETH, MBA, IMD, is an expert in market access, pricing reimbursements, and government affairs with more than 30 years of experience working with startups and large pharmaceutical companies. He has built relationships across Europe, South America, and several Asian countries.* Prof. Dr. Walter P. von Wartburg is an attorney at law with international experience in the areas of health and communication PR. For over 20 years, he has provided legal, communication, and issues management advice to biotech and life science firms.Looking AheadCreso Pharma Ltd. (ASX: CPH) has made tremendous progress in its mission to bring pharmaceutical rigor to the cannabis industry under this leadership. Over the past two years, the company acquired several cannabis assets, listed on the ASX (and soon TSX-V), and began generating early revenue through cultivation and product development. Investors may want to keep an eye on the stock given management's proven execution.For more information, visit the company's website or click here to receive the investor presentation and going public alert follow the link to read the full article: above article is sponsored content. 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Emerging Growth LLC, which owns and CFN Media, has been hired to create awareness. Please follow the link below to view our full disclosure outlining our compensation:  Accru Felsers celebrates 75 years of serving local and global businesses 2018-12-18T07:36:44Z accounting-firm-celebrates-75-years-of-serving-local-and-global-businesses Accru Felsers is a Sydney accounting firm with surprisingly ‘big firm’ global capabilities. Founded by a young European accountant in 1941, the firm has adapted to the changing face of Australian trade and remains a successful multi-lingual, multi-cultural and globally focused firm. 75 years ago, Felsers Chartered Accountants began life in the dining room of Gerhard Felser, a wartime refugee who had immigrated to Australia the year before.   The 30 year old Austrian accountant had fled Nazi Germany to save his wife Erna who was Jewish. They had a narrow escape, managing to reach London without Erna’s Jewish identity being discovered.  Once in Sydney, Gerhard Felser found a ready market for his services. Soon he had a thriving practice in Phillip Street with a large clientele of European immigrant businesses. He also became Consul General for the Republic of Austria.  His services helped a small but growing number of German-speaking entrepreneurs to start and grow profitable businesses in Australia.  From these humble beginnings, one of Sydney’s most internationally-focused, mid-sized accounting firms was created – Accru Felsers. By the 1980s, a new generation of partners had grown Gerhard’s fledgling firm into a national Australian network comprising six firms and 125 staff.  The following decades saw the expansion and tailoring of audit, tax and accounting services for overseas subsidiary clients, and the development of international connections to help Australian-owned businesses export and manufacture overseas.  German-born partner Michael Kersch reflects “In many respects, our story during the past 75 years mirrors the changing face of trade.  Our services have matured and modified with the transforming needs and demographics of our clients. For example, our team now speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay and Tamil, as well as German and French.  And while the majority of our international clients are headquartered in Europe, especially Germany and Austria, we are increasingly engaged by businesses based in China, Malaysia, Singapore and India.” As Managing Partner Glenda Nixon says “Our heritage has led to capabilities which firms of our size typically don’t have – like global M&As, stock exchange listings, transfer pricing, cross border agribusiness and hotel transactions. At the other end of the scale, we are very proud that a few of the grandchildren of Gerhard Felsers’ original clients are still clients – some became successful dentists, doctors, pharmacists and lawyers, hence our specialisation in health and legal practices.” If there was a need for a firm like Accru Felsers in 1941, there’s certainly a need for one now, with economic activity so globally intertwined, small businesses going global earlier and facing high levels of cultural and regulatory complexity.  Glenda adds “Gerhard Felser started the firm with a philosophy that emphasised commercial astuteness, collaborative partnerships and an international mindset. Accru Felsers will continue to build on his legacy as we help our clients navigate new challenges, wherever their business and their aspirations take them.” ABOUT ACCRU FELSERS  Accru Felsers offers a total support system to help clients manage their businesses and grow their wealth. We are experts in tax, accounting and audit, but also have a strong focus on business performance and wealth creation.  Accru Felsers has six partners and a skilled team of 50 located in central Sydney. We are part of Accru, a leading network of independent chartered accountants in Australia and New Zealand, and a member of CPA Associates International (CPAAI), one of the largest independent accounting and advisory associations in the world. Our teams work closely together to provide a seamless service for clients with national or international operations. Starting and growing Australian businesses is one of Accru Felsers significant strengths. We count hundreds of successful local entrepreneurs, mid-sized corporates and subsidiaries of European, Asian and North American companies amongst our clients. Our team has especially deep experience in the health, property, manufacturing, retail and digital media sectors.  Because of our European origins, we have many longstanding clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including some of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors.  See Accru Felsers history here or contact Glenda Nixon ( or Michael Kersch ( on 02 8226 1655 for more information. ##### Have Yourself a Happy Gut Christmas. 2018-12-11T22:00:30Z have-yourself-a-happy-gut-christmas The festive season is often a time of over-indulgence. It’s a familiar sight. Reclined on the lounge, hands resting on bloated stomach, sighs and moans of regret (and a little satisfaction, let’s be honest) after a big Christmas meal. For those of us who don’t want to scrooge on the delicious food, but would prefer to avoid the bloat, Hemple Nutritionist Liv Kaplan shares cleaner twists on classic festive recipes and a few helpful tips. Liv’s tips: 1. Keep routines and the right motivation... For many the holidays is an excuse to let health go out the window. While I’m all for letting go, when your motives for making healthy choices are in the right place you’ll find you naturally make good (or at least better) choices. This means eating well because you want to feel healthy and happy, and not to reach any specific weight or follow any diet. 2. Make gut friendly alternatives... These days with so many amazing gut friendly foods available, that taste amazing too, it’s so easy to say no to desserts and foods that may set off digestive issues. Since most of the time we’re celebrating with food, bring a platter of your favourite gut friendly desserts. What does this look like? Well for optimal gut health you want something free of gluten, wheat and refined sugar. Even better is to keep natural sugars like dried fruit to a minimum. Stuck for ideas? How about our gluten and dairy free Raw Vegan Mince Tarts, Christmas Hemp Halva Slice or Hemp Blinis for appetisers! 3. Keep calm and don’t stress... Easier said than done I know, but I think many if not most of our gut symptoms can be attributed to the mind rather than the plate. So relax! Focus on the fun times spent with friends and loved ones and stop stressing about food. 4. Breathe deeply... For optimal digestion, we want our bodies to be in the “rest and digest” state rather than the “fight or flight”. Unfortunately lots of stress, caffeine, lack of sleep and disrupted circadian rhythms leave us in this state constantly! It’s no wonder gut distress is at an all time high. So what do you do? Of course slowing down, less caffeine, yoga and meditation help. But immediately? Just 10 deep belly breaths is enough to take us out of fight or flight and into rest and digest. You’ll find your digestion is far better after doing just this one, simple thing! Recipes: Raw Vegan Mince Tarts Serves: 12 Prep time: 30 mins Typically a sugar-filled treat, Liv’s gluten-free version of a Christmas favourite, mince tarts, brings all the flavour of the original, plus plant protein and a low GI. Ingredients 1.5 cup almond meal 1/2 cup Hemple Raw 1/2 cup dried inca berries 6 dried figs chopped Zest of one orange 2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup coconut oil Avocado frosting 2 avocados 3⁄4 cup coconut yoghurt 20 drops liquid stevia 1⁄4 cup raw cacao powder (for the chocolate flavour) For serving: Fresh raspberries Dried orange slices Hemple Hearts Cacao powder Method 1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a sticky dough forms. 2. Using your hands, press into a silicone mini muffin tin, or a normal mini muffin tin lined with paper cases. Place in the fridge to set. 3. To make the frosting place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! For the green version of the frosting, omit the cacao powder. Or divide frosting into two and make one green and one chocolate! Christmas Hemp Halva Bites Serves: 20-30 To up this dish’s health cred, the traditional sesame seeds are swapped for omega 3 and 6 balanced hemp. This raw, vegan, gluten and sugar-free recipe has the nutty sesame-like flavour of the original, and since it’s Christmas, Liv adds all-natural plant pigments for a festive finishing touch. Ingredients 5 cups dessicated coconut 2 cups Hemple Hearts 20 drops liquid stevia 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 1 tablespoon beetroot powder Method 1. In a high powered blender or food processor, blend the coconut and Hemple Hearts until the texture is smooth and liquid. ​ 2. Add in the stevia and vanilla and combine. 3. Split mixture into two bowls. Reserve one aside. Stir beetroot powder into the other bowl and pour into loaf tin lined with baking paper. Place in the fridge to set for 1 hour. 4. When set, remove from the fridge and pour in the other bowl. Place back into the fridge to set completely. Slice to serve. 3 Ingredient Hemp Blinis Makes: 8 A light bite that’s gluten and dairy free, easy to digest, high in bioavailable protein and tastes even better than the original. Ingredients 1/4 cup Hemple Raw 1/4 cup hemp or nut milk 1 medium egg 1 pinch sea salt Coconut oil for cooking Method To make the blinis, combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Heat a large pan over a medium heat and grease with a little coconut oil. Pour in two tablespoons worth of the mixture for each blini. Leave to cook and wait until bubbles appear, about 2–3 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Top with your favourite toppings to serve! For avo and hemp seed, top with sliced avo, Hemple Hearts, Hemple Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and salt and pepper. For the salmon, top with smoked salmon, red onion, fresh dill, capers and coconut yoghurt. Drizzle with Hemple Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. To request high res images or more information contact: Georgia Branch Ph: 0410 690 408 Email: About Hemple: Stocked in over 350 stores nationally, Hemple worships your body with functional hemp-based nutrition supporting body and mind. For more healthy recipes visit and for discussions on life-changing wellbeing search for the Hemple Podcast on iTunes. Link to: Hemple product images Help Manage Your Appetite and Cravings With Calocurb 2018-12-10T01:58:34Z help-manage-your-appetite-and-cravings-with-calocurb Calocurb is a 100% natural supplement with just three plant-based ingredients that supports appetite management and healthy food choices. Calocurb is a plant-based New Zealand innovation that contains a unique extract from hops grown at the top of the South Island here in New Zealand. It supports management of appetite, overeating, and hunger so you can feel confident about healthy eating. There are no chemical preservatives, but to helps the active ingredient to stay stable includes rosemary, that’s right, the same herb you throw into your Bolognese. The third ingredient is Canola oil. When it comes to oil, Canola oil is one of the good guys. Not only does it help your body absorb the hops extract, but it’s also rich in Omega-3s and low in saturated fats. Consisting of 100% plant-based, natural New Zealand botanicals with no animal derivatives, stimulants or synthetics. Calocurb is a simple tool for supporting healthy weight management. The only guideline is to take one capsule an hour before meal or snack time (up to two capsules per day). While calocurb represents a breakthrough in weight management innovation, it is not a silver bullet for weight loss. calocurb is designed to be used alongside any and all fitness and diet regimes in support of your health and wellbeing goals. As with any dietary supplement, concerned customers should consult their healthcare provider before using Calocurb, especially those with a medical condition, who are taking medications, or have known adverse reactions or allergies, so for more information on belly fat, fat-burning foods and health pills please go to Fast Growing Australian Medtech Startup RxMx Partners with InterSystems to Enhance the Safe Use of New Medicines 2018-12-09T22:44:02Z fast-growing-australian-medtech-startup-rxmx-partners-with-intersystems-to-enhance-the-safe-use-of-new-medicines SYDNEY, Australia, December 10, 2018 – InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business and government applications, today announced that fast growing Australian medical technology company RxMx will expand its partnership with InterSystems to increase its agility in developing solutions that enhance the safe use of medicines. Using the InterSystems database platform, RxMx has built and deployed an automated patient monitoring system for complex medicines that require ongoing laboratory testing for potential adverse effects. The system uses real-time algorithms to detect at-risk test results and notifies or provides reminders to doctors, nurses and patients via emails, texts and mobile apps. RxMx has been recognised in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018 and Australian Financial Review Fast Starters 2018 lists for its rapid growth rate, at 193 percent year over year. The company will migrate to InterSystems IRIS for Health™, the first and only data platform engineered specifically for healthcare, to adapt to an extremely rapidly changing environment, according to RxMx Co-founder, Associate Professor Sean Riminton. “It is an incredibly fast moving field. We are fortunate that InterSystems is willing to innovate with us to keep ahead,” said Dr Riminton. “As RxMx goes from strength to strength, the volume of data that we collect, analyse and report increases dramatically. We therefore need adaptability from our core technology vendor to be able to rapidly recruit new sources of information into our network.” “We are working towards continuous deployment and we know that InterSystems IRIS for Health can facilitate that with support for container technology,” said Ben Rhodes, Software Development Manager for RxMx, adding that the company’s interoperability requirements are also expanding. “As we scale up to support multiple new medications in markets such as the U.S. and Europe, we may have to integrate with 10 or more different laboratories and vendors, each providing real-time data feeds to a single RxMx platform.” Scalability, performance and the responsiveness of InterSystems are critically important to RxMx, said Rhodes. “With InterSystems, RxMx never experience issues with the database. The system just runs and the performance will scale to whatever we need. It is important to know that InterSystems is there to make it work, and will always send the right people to help us should we need them.” InterSystems IRIS for Health extends the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, which combines transaction processing and analytics with embedded interoperability to offer a fast development platform for building mission-critical applications at scale. InterSystems IRIS for Health adds healthcare-specific capabilities for real-time connected care solutions, including a framework for rapid development of solutions using Health Level Seven (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). “With clinically proven technology solutions that improve patient safety and which are deployed around the world, RxMx has achieved an enormous amount in a very short time,” said Luciano Brustia, Country Manager, Australia and Greater China for InterSystems. “With InterSystems IRIS for Health, we look forward to partnering with RxMx to meet whatever technology challenges lie ahead.” About InterSystems InterSystems is the engine behind the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems is the power behind what matters™. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit About RxMx RxMx offers an innovative suite of medical solutions that enhance the safe use of medicines, optimising patient safety and delivering real-world efficiency in busy clinical settings through systems integrations and innovations. For further details see World renowned franchise OsteoStrong has arrived in Australia. 2018-12-09T22:35:48Z world-renowned-franchise-osteostrong-has-arrived-in-australia-1 Media release apology In the media release of OsteoStrong's arrival to Australia we inadvertently misspelt Mr Perry Eckert as Mr Perry Eckart for this we apologise for any inconvenience caused to Mr Eckert. MedAdvisor partners with Thrivor App to improve the journey for patients with serious and complex illnesses 2018-12-06T23:14:01Z medadvisor-partners-with-thrivor-app-to-improve-the-journey-for-patients-with-serious-and-complex-illnesses MedAdvisor Limited, Australia’s leading digital medication management company, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Thrivor to innovate long term patient care by harnessing the efficiencies of smart technology.  The goals of MedAdvisor and Thrivor are highly complementary in that they seek to provide support for people dealing with serious illness, leveraging technology to provide convenience and improve the lives of patients.  The tumult caused by serious illness often places a significant administrative burden on patients and their supporter base. Managing multiple appointments and medications can create confusion and a lack of coordination during this critical time in the patients’ health journey. By linking the patient experience with Thrivor and MedAdvisor, patients, along with their critical supporter base can feel more in control, leading to a better co-ordinated experience for those dealing with a serious illness. This may include booking and coordinating appointments including the travel to these via an API with Uber. The partnership represents an important first step towards improving the patient’s experience as well as recognising the benefits for patients to have a connected supporter base that help a patient deal with the challenges faced during and after a serious health issue. The Thrivor app includes functionality to help keep track of medical expenses and records as well as maintaining a health wallet allowing family and friends to contribute financially for patients to pay for services required.  The agreement will see MedAdvisor awarded 5% of the Equity in Thrivor. Further commercial opportunities, such as Clinical Trial Recruitment and support via Patient Programs will follow.  Robert Read, CEO of MedAdvisor commented: “MedAdvisor has created a platform that helps over 1million people manage their medication by giving patients a live medication list and allowing them to order their prescriptions from their favourite pharmacy or GP. Many of the patients on our platform are living with cancer and other serious and complex illnesses which we know is an extremely emotional time. By partnering with Thrivor we can provide these patients with easier access to a world class app to manage their medication along with an app designed to coordinate and organise the complexities of their serious illness, such as cancer.  Working together also broadens the clinical trial opportunities to help pharmaceutical manufacturers by offering a solution that can identify hard to reach eligible patients and manage their trial compliance. MedAdvisor can be a point of connection for other more specialised apps that have vital roles to play in our health system and working with Thrivor is a critical step towards more digital players working collaboratively for better health outcomes.”  Justin McLean, Founder of Thrivor commented: “The journey during serious illness of a patient is disjointed and intimidating. Serious illness is a time fraught with uncoordinated experiences and patients are completely unprepared for what is ahead. There is little technology specifically focused on patients and their families during this time to facilitate and coordinate their everyday life. There is also poor communication and preparation between the patient and the health services which often results in inefficiencies and “no shows” within health sites such as Clinical Trial Sites and Hospitals. The collaboration of MedAdvisor and Thrivor platforms is a no brainer to deliver benefits for the patient and stakeholders in the health system”                                                                                                    ---ENDS--- About MedAdvisor MedAdvisor is a world class medication management platform focused on addressing the gap and burden of medication adherence. Founded with a desire to simplify medication management, the highly automated and intuitive Australian software system connects patients to their community pharmacy, providing them with real time access to their personal medication records. Available free on mobile and internet devices, the platform also incorporates a variety of valuable and convenient features including reminders and pre-ordering of medications, which together improves adherence to common medications by approximately 20%. Since launching in 2013, MedAdvisor has welcomed more than one million users through its connections with >55% of Australian pharmacies and thousands of GPs across Australia. MedAdvisor was recognised in the 2018 AFR Fast 100. Follow us on: Twitter:  @MedAdvisor_AU     LinkedIn:  MedAdvisor International Pty Ltd  Facebook: MedAdvisor   About Thrivor Thrivor is a SaaS platform delivered through a web-browser and app interface focused on assisting patients and their families when dealing with a serious illness. The administration portal is designed to assist health institutions manage communications, appointment facilitation and payments. The Patient and Supporter app acts as a support tool for life outside a patient’s clinical care – including appointment managements, payments, health files and communications. Thrivor has been live in the market for just over one year and has 2 major clients, Linear Clinical Research and the Undiagnosed Diseases program within the WA Department of Health.