General Health
July 16, 2021

9 Types of Things You Can Ask Your Pharmacist

Our pharmacies are open late and even throughout the weekend. We pride ourselves on being able to help when you can’t reach your doctor. So what kinds of things can…
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May 5, 2021

3 Reasons to Get a Flu Vaccine This Year

Have you had your flu vaccine yet? Did you know most Calanna pharmacies are now set up to offer the flu vaccine to people without the need to see the…
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May 5, 2021

5 Ways to Keep Your Office Flu Free

Last year Australia had dramatically lower numbers of influenza cases than in previous years. There’s been a lot of discussion around what factors led to this, but it is quite…
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April 7, 2021

5 ways to stay healthy this flu season

5 ways to stay healthy this flu season With all the concern around coronavirus over the last two years, we have almost forgotten about influenza. But in 2019, 900 Australians…
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April 7, 2021

11 Pharmacy Essentials You Should Have

No one plans to get sick or injured. Here are 11 Pharmacy Essentials we recommend. Calanna Pharmacies are open late at night and into the weekend so we’re here when…
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March 29, 2021

Sleep Apnoea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have repeated episodes of partial or complete obstruction of the throat (also known as "pharynx" or "upper airway") during sleep.  During sleep, a person's throat…
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March 29, 2021

Zika Virus

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus transmitted by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. The same mosquito also transmits three other vector-borne diseases: Dengue Chikungunya and Yellow fever – across tropical and subtropical…
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March 29, 2021

Ross River Fever

Ross River Fever virus is the most important representative of the alphavirus genus which is transmitted mainly by mosquitoes. This virus is named after the Ross River in North Queensland.…
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March 29, 2021

The importance of Eye Health

Eye health is important as the eye is the organ of sight and is one of a pair connected to the front of the brain by optic nerves. The eye…
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March 29, 2021

Do you have a natural food chemical allergy or intolerance?

Food intolerance is a general term used to describe an adverse reaction to certain types of foods. An intolerance to Salicylates is a relatively common condition which can be managed…
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March 29, 2021

Health benefits of quitting smoking

Smoking is the action of inhaling and emitting smoke or a visible vapour whilst burning tobacco. People smoke for many different reasons: peer pressure, social activity or addiction to substances…
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March 29, 2021

How to quit smoking

Most people who smoke become addicted to the nicotine content in tobacco. When you try to quit you will experience a craving for nicotine which causes withdrawal symptoms. There are…
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March 29, 2021

Taking Care of Your Skin

The skin is a tough supple membrane which covers the entire surface of the body. The structure of the skin Skin is divided into three layers: EPIDERMIS: a thin cellular,…
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March 29, 2021

Testing for allergies

Testing for allergies is used to determine whether a person has an allergy and what substance is causing their symptoms. Allergy tests Skin prick testing involves placing a small amount…
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March 29, 2021

Bleeding Eye – Symptoms and Treatment

Subconjuctival Haemorrhages occur when there is bleeding into the tissue beneath the outer membrane of the eye. They appear as a bright red area that is localised to the white part…
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March 29, 2021

How to treat an Eye Infection

An eye infection is usually found in the root of an eyelash, on the margin of the eye. It is in fact a small boil which develops on one of…
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March 26, 2021

How to clean a Wound

Cleaning a wound It is important to clean the wound well to prevent infection: e.g. wash wound with tap water to remove any dirt and grit. A sterile swab can be…
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March 26, 2021

Do you know how to resuscitate someone?

EAR (Expired Air Resuscitation) is used when a person has stopped breathing (respiratory arrest). CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is necessary when the patient has no heart beat (cardiac arrest). EAR and…
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March 26, 2021

Sore Throat – Symptoms and causes

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. It can often make it painful to swallow. Viral infections are the most common cause of sore throats. Antibiotics…
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March 26, 2021

Everything you need to know about Acne

Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition resulting in pustular skin eruptions (pimples) which occur most commonly on the face, neck, shoulders and upper back. Your skin has tiny holes called pores, which can become…
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March 26, 2021

Supplements in exercise – what you need!

Supplements and Exercise - the science behind it. Exercise is vital for good physical and emotional well being.  It improves our sleep, maintains weight or increases weight loss, lowers the…
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March 26, 2021

What your genes can do for your wellness goals

DNA analysis is a growing field of science. New evidence comes to light every day about the meaning of specific genes results, and how they can help guide our lifestyle…
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March 26, 2021

Bush Fire Smoke – Health Tips

It's already a drier than expected September with no heavy rain forecast for the foreseeable future - the perfect weather for bush fires which bring the dangers of bush fire…
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March 26, 2021

8 Myths About Sugar

Courtesy of INSIDER.com Myths About Sugar busted. MYTH 1: Some types of sugar are better for you than others FACT: All "types" of sugar have the same effect on your…
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March 26, 2021

Top 5 Signs You’ve Got Low Energy

This year has been a rollercoaster ride. There’s been so many ups and downs. We’ve all had to learn new skills, new terminology, new ways to interact and maintain relationships.…
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March 26, 2021

Why it’s so important to choose one pharmacy, and stick to it!

Written by Emma Davies, Calanna Pharmacist I know people get tired of being told to choose one pharmacy. But you wouldn’t see a different doctor every month, would you? I’ve…
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March 26, 2021

5 things you can do to improve your heart’s health naturally

The cardiovascular (CV) System plays a fundamental role in our body by pumping blood through the heart and delivering oxygen and nutrients to our organs via our blood vessels. High…
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March 26, 2021

50 Years in Pharmacy

Calanna Pharmacy founder Mario Calanna is celebrating 50 years in Pharmacy. Here's what he had to say when we asked him about the most interesting changes he's encountered in Pharmacy…
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March 19, 2021

How to Get Rid of a Persistent Cough

A chronic (persistent) cough is defined as lasting eight weeks or longer in adults or four weeks in children. Description A persistent cough may be caused by: A long-term airway infection,…
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March 19, 2021

Food Allergy Causes and Treatments

A food allergy is an allergic response to particular foods or food additives. Eating or drinking an allergenic substance is the common cause of allergic reaction. In some highly sensitive people…
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March 19, 2021

How to Stop Your Leaky Bladder

The Pelvic Floor Muscles are a group of muscles that help support the uterus, bowel and bladder and the passages that lead out of the body - the vagina from the…
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March 19, 2021

Asthma Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Asthma is a condition that causes sensitivity of the airways in the lungs. When exposed to certain triggers these airways narrow, making it hard to breathe. When a person with asthma comes…
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March 19, 2021

Dealing With Coughs and Colds

A cold, or upper respiratory tract infection, is the most common cause of illness in children and adults. Most colds are caused by a virus. A cold is a mild viral infection…
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March 19, 2021

Dry Skin Advice and Treatments

Dry skin occurs when the outermost layer of the skin is lacking moisture or sebum. The skin is a vital area of the body and is responsible for the elimination…
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February 23, 2021

Cairns first COVID-19 testing facility

The first COVID-19 Testing Facility has been opened in Cairns to try and prevent the spread of the virus. This is one of 100 Australian Government-funded GP-led respiratory clinics which…
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February 23, 2021

Why you should make Calanna Pharmacy your Pharmacy

Hopefully, I’ve convinced you by now that choosing one pharmacy to get all your medications from is the best option for your health. But, why choose Calanna? We focus on forward…
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February 23, 2021

Why it’s important to choose one pharmacy, and stick to it!

When I was a fresh faced Pharmacist, only a few months after getting registered, I worked in a small pharmacy in the bottom level of a renovated town house. One…
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February 23, 2021

3 signs you are too stressed to sleep

'Sleep' and 'stress' are 2 words that are spoken about a lot this year. The uncertainty, isolation from loved ones and the financial strain for a lot of people has spiked…
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February 23, 2021

6 ways to help prevent migraines

If you are a migraine sufferer, you might ask yourself; "what are some of the things I can do to help my migraine burden?" Here are some strategies that may…
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February 23, 2021

7 main causes of migraines

The debilitating pain of a migraine is very common with more than three million cases in Australia. Migraine's are the most frequent type of headache in children. It's a multifactorial…
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February 23, 2021

5 powerful foods that support your heart’s health

It is estimated that 1 in 4 Australians will die due to Cardiovascular Disease. The heart plays a very important role in our body. By pumping blood it helps deliver…
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February 19, 2021

7 little known symptoms of menopause

Menopause is a different experience for every woman. Symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats are widely recognised as being a typical symptom but there are other less obvious…
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February 19, 2021

Bedwetting: everything parent’s need to know from causes to treatments

Bedwetting is one of those unspoken trials most families endure but don’t talk about. But it’s a conversation we should be having - because it is totally normal! Almost a…
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February 19, 2021

Top 5 back to school conditions to look out for

Here we are again at the start of a new school year. For some it is the first year of school for others it is the last. But every year…
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February 19, 2021

6 tips to stay healthy this summer

We are well and truly into Summer so here are some top tips from our Wholehealth team to get you through this scorching time of year! Stay hydrated Water is…
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February 19, 2021

Why exercise is crucial for managing mental health

The benefits of exercise extend well beyond improving your physical health providing enormous advantages for your mental health. Exercise stimulates chemicals in your brain that improve your mood and the…
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February 19, 2021

Top 10 things Mum’s ask Pharmacists about

As mothers we can put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be perfect – to know everything there is to know about parenting, children's health and development because we…
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February 19, 2021

3 supplements to help you achieve your health goals

Exercise is vital for good physical and emotional well being. It; improves our sleep maintains weight or increases weight loss lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes helps…
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February 19, 2021

Mario’s top 7 tips on head lice

Do you know how to prevent and treat lice if they end up in your home this year? Interesting facts Head Lice CANNOT live or breed on animals, clothes, toys,…
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February 19, 2021

3 ways to treat reflux naturally

What is reflux? Your stomach is an organ between your oesophagus and small intestine and this is where the digestion of protein begins. Here food mixes with stomach acid, which…
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February 19, 2021

3 common skin allergies, symptoms and treatments

There are many factors that can cause skin irritations and allergies. Some of the factors include heat, immune system disorders, medication and infections. We’ll be looking at the symptoms and…
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February 19, 2021

11 reasons why magnesium is magical!

What is magnesium? Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals for optimal body function. We like to call it the “Magnificent Mineral” and its usefulness is indeed “Magical”. Magnesium…
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February 19, 2021

9 awesome anti-ageing antioxidants

WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS? Antioxidants are compounds that neutralise free radicals. A Free Radical is a molecule that has lost a part of its structure and is therefore unbalanced. This is…
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February 19, 2021

4 ways to treat heat rash naturally

Prickly Heat, also commonly known as Heat Rash, is caused by blocked sweat glands. Babies and children can also get prickly heat rash in hot weather because their sweat glands…
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December 18, 2020

7 tips on how to manage taking multiple medications

Medication management is not something many people consider. But given how many people lose scripts, can’t remember what they take or simply forget their daily medications I know it’s an…
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December 18, 2020

The risks of taking 5 or more different medications

There’s no doubt in the medical community that patients who take more than 5 medications need to be closely monitored. It doesn’t seem like a lot of medications, and there…
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December 9, 2020

How DNA testing can help you reach your health goals

Have you ever trained hard at something only to have a friend outperform you with little to no training? I know some people who can run a marathon with only…
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December 9, 2020

4 different types of exercise and their benefits

We are constantly being told to stay active and workout regularly but what does that mean? Did you know there are 4 different types of exercise you should be doing…
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December 8, 2020

7 ways to boost your immunity naturally

Immunity is the ability of our body to resist harmful microorganisms. If you are a Star Wars Fan you can imagine Our Immune System is like a Jedi Knight, being…
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December 8, 2020

7 signs your immune system is weak

1. Re-current Cold’s & Flu Are you getting multiple colds or viruses throughout the year? Just as one cold goes you feel like you’re coming down with another. If your…
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December 8, 2020

8 tips to boost your energy levels

Recently we talked about some common signs of low energy. Here are 8 things you can do to increase your energy levels. 1. Check your sleep Most adults need between…
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December 8, 2020

Top 5 signs you’ve got low energy

This year has been a rollercoaster ride. There’s been so many ups and downs. We’ve all had to learn new skills, new terminology, new ways to interact and maintain relationships.…
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December 4, 2020

9 ways to prioritise your health everyday

Eat a healthy varied diet You don’t need to be keto or vegan to have a healthy diet. Fill your fridge with plenty of fruit and vegetables and make sure…
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December 4, 2020

Why every home in North Queensland needs a first aid kit

From a minor ailment to a more serious injury, a first aid kit is a must in every home. Owning a first aid kit in North Queensland is convenient for…
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December 4, 2020

15 top foods that help bone strength

Osteoporosis is a condition of the skeletal system, mainly caused by the body’s attempt to correct an unhealthy biochemical imbalance - by utilizing the calcium that should normally remain in…
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November 4, 2020

Detecting eyesight problems early

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. It affects one in every seven Australians over the age of 50 and the incidence increases…
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October 8, 2020

Common questions you can ask your Pharmacist

Dear Matthew, What can I ask my pharmacist? Don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist any question about your health and medicine. We have face to face dispensing to encourage…
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September 1, 2020

The main difference between a Doctor and a Pharmacist

Dear Matthew, what’s the main difference between a doctor and a pharmacist? For any minor medical concerns, your pharmacist is always a great place to start. We can let you…
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August 7, 2020

5 things to look for in a pharmacy

Dear Matthew, What should I look for in a pharmacy? You should look for one that has pharmacist who’s experienced and understands your family’s needs. Face to face dispensing is…
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August 4, 2020

How you can get the most from your medication

Dear Matthew, how can I get the most out of my medication? Make sure you’re taking the right medicine and the right dose, at the right time. Our Medication Packing…
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August 4, 2020

5 reasons why it’s so important to choose one Pharmacy

Dear Matthew, why is it so important to choose one pharmacy? By choosing only one, your family is in safer hands. Why? All of your medication data will be in…
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February 23, 2020

7 natural ways to help your skin

Drink Water Your skin is 65% water so when you’re under-hydrated, it will show in your skin very quickly. If you have trouble drinking enough water each day, carry a…
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February 23, 2020

What your body is trying to tell you through your skin condition

For centuries, physicians have identified many signs in the skin that give clues as to what’s going on inside your body. Some of these signs can indicate that some changes…
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January 2, 2020

Treating Eczema

Eczema is an intensely itchy, inflammatory disease of the skin. The skin is thick, dry and often overgrown by bacteria such as staphlycoccus aureus. The different types of Eczema have different distinguishing markings…
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February 19, 2019

Top 6 benefits of apple cider vinegar

You may have heard the Buzz lately about ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’, and ‘The Mother’? Vinegar (made from fermented fruits), has been around for a very long time – dating back…