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Pharmacist and Master Herbalist,
Gerald Quigley said: 'Many women
view PMS symptoms as an irritation
they simply need to put up with each
month. However, PMS can cause serious
interruptions to many aspects of a
woman's professional and social life.
These study findings mean pharmacists
can continue to recommend Premular to
women who require symptom relief with
confidence, as a proven solution that
addresses all symptoms'.
1. Schellenberg R, et al. Dose-dependent efficacy of
Vitex agnus castus extract Ze 440 in patients suffering
premenstrual syndrome. Phythomedicine (2012). At: http://
More than half (57%) of mothers admit
that they aren't comfortable talking
about their child's head lice to their
school or other mums and dads the
MOOV Head Lice Survey has found.
It was conducted in partnership with
Galaxy Research and surveyed more
than 1,000 mothers (with children aged
between 4--12 years old). The survey also
found that 72% of mothers struggled
to break the head lice cycle with their
children and felt their school had a
chronic or continual issue with head lice
infestation. The larger issue is that nearly
half (48%) of parents also admit that they
don't always tell their school when their
child has head lice further perpetuating
both lice and the associated stigma.
This means it's possible schools are
under-estimating the problem and the
lack of communication from parents may
potentially compound the issue.
The MOOV Head Lice Survey focused on
the psychological effects of diagnosis
on children and parents, rather than
just solely on prevention and treatment.
Armed with this new evidence into the
habits and behaviours of Australian
families, MOOV gives parents effective
tools to fight head lice in schools.
During the first school term of 2013
MOOV will be running an education
program for more than 150,000 primary
schools students called Defend Your Class.
The program, developed in conjunction
with teachers, will help reduce the stigma
of head lice among kids and parents,
removing the 'embarrassment factor' by
encouraging open communication and
better lice management practices.
MOOV ambassador Nicole Livingstone,
former Olympic swimmer and busy
mum of three (to Ella, Joshua and
Robinson), understands the meaning of
perseverance as sometimes dealing with
head lice can feel like it requires the same
commitment as that of an Olympian
in training! 'Having children with head
lice can be a real challenge. Not only do
you have to inspect the whole family to
check for lice and eggs but you also have
to deal with the tears and distress that
so many children experience when they
find they're hosting a head lice party!'
The MOOV range consists of: MOOV Head
Lice Combing Conditioner, MOOV Head Lice
Defence Spray, MOOV Head Lice Sensitive,
MOOV Head Lice Shampoo, and MOOV
Head Lice Solution.
Nature's Own has launched Executive
Performance -- a high potency stress and
energy formula in a convenient one-a-
day tablet. Each tablet of Nature's Own
Executive Performance assists with energy
levels and helps to support the nervous
system during times of stress. It also
supports healthy brain function including
concentration, memory and maintenance
of normal mood.
Luke Fitzgerald, Director of
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, the
manufacturers of Nature's Own said,
'Energy and stress go hand-in-hand
and as part of our energy and vitality
portfolio, Executive Performance
offers Australians help with balancing
the demands of a busy life.' Executive
Performance contains essential B Vitamins
for energy production, including Niacin
which is also essential for the normal
functioning of the brain and nervous
system, and Thiamine which also plays
a role in the maintenance of mood.
Available in pharmacies, health food
stores and supermarkets, Nature's Own
Executive Performance can be ordered
from wholesalers in 30 tablet packs.
On the go range
Blackmores recently released the MORE
Report, revealing the corners people
cut and the pressures this is placing
on them. Blackmores research found
people are using cars for things like
drying underwear and eating their
lunch. The MORE Report coincides with
the recent launch of Blackmores On
the go range -- new convenient packs
of some of its most popular natural
health supplements. The On the go
range complements the modern lifestyle
needs of Australian consumers, who like
to carry daily essentials with them. Jim
Van Bruinessen, Director of Sales and
Marketing at Blackmores, said On the go
is perfect for our increasingly busy lives.
'Today's Australians are seeking solutions
that allow us to maximise our free time.
We are constantly moving... trying to fit
everything into our already busy days.
Having the nutritional support you need
with you is not only convenient, but
provides piece of mind.'
'Blackmores On the go is a range of
portable, convenient and natural
solutions for your bag or pocket,' he said.
There are 8 products in the range
including; Executive B Stress Formula,
Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding GOLD, and Bio
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