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21 May 2015

Australian Women’s Weekly travels aboard Cruiseco Explorer

Australian Women’s Weekly was one of the first to experience Cruiseco’s latest ship, Cruiseco Explorer. Enjoying a river cruise along Myanmar’s Irrawaddy, Bev Hadgraft delves into the heart of a once hidden land of gleaming Buddhas and pagodas. The June issue is out now, so make sure you pick up a copy and transport yourself to the Land of Golden Smiles through Bev’s beautiful article.

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21 May 2015

Call of the wild

Recently completing a 16-day New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands voyage aboard Silver Discoverer, Isobel Marriner shares her captivating experience with the NZHerald.com.au.

Silver Discoverer travels through the remote Sub-Antarctic, visiting Australia’s Macquarie Island, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. Read more about Isobel’s journey as she discovers the wonders of the marine animals and birdlife including elephant seals, sea lions, and king penguins.

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20 May 2015

Taking the doctor out of the diagnosis

The increasing range of self-testing kits available for a variety of conditions may begin to prompt some patients to trial this option as an alternative to visiting the GP. So, is taking the doctor out of the diagnosis a good idea? The West Australian talks to Dr Michael Harrison, vice-president of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, who says no.

“It is a real minefield, there is so much information out there,” he said. “I’m not sure why people would resort to a test found on the internet when pathology in Australia is really cheap.”

The average cost of a pathology test item, which may check for one condition or a series, is $20 and 90 per cent of those tests are bulk billed. Dr Harrison explains that people also run the risk of missing out on the knowledge available from their GP.

What do you think?

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19 May 2015

Fastway continues the fight to Kiss Goodbye to MS

Fastway Couriers has thrown its support behind Kiss Goodbye to MS for the third year, to help raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS). Kiss Goodbye to MS aims to accelerate Australian research which targets the prevention, better treatment and cure of MS.

Throughout May, Fastway Couriers’ franchisees have been donating their time and services to pick, pack and deliver Kiss Goodbye to MS merchandise across Australia, as well as hosting a number of fundraising events to help the charity reach its $1million target.

“Over 23,000 Australians are affected by multiple sclerosis and MS Research Australia are working extremely hard to find a cure. We’re delighted to support Kiss Goodbye to MS, through our various initiatives organised by the Fastway team,” says Richard Thame, CEO at Fastway Couriers.

Read more on Business Franchise Australia.

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18 May 2015

Leaders in dermatology share latest insights

The Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) hosted its Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) over the weekend in Adelaide, attracting more than 1,700 dermatologists from Australasia, a selection of global speakers and media.

Bringing together some of the greatest minds in dermatology and medical research, guest speakers shared their latest research findings, ongoing projects and global best practices, with media picking up on hot stories on non-pigmented red melanomas, MI levels, and topical corticosteroids.

Huge congratulations to the ACD for yet another successful conference – we’re already looking forward to 2016!

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