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Only seven LPCs in England currently participate in the Healthy Start vitamin scheme
In 2006, the government launched the Healthy Start programme in an effort to improve the health of low-income mothers and their families. As well as...
18/01/2018 1
It is not always clear which probiotic claims are backed up by evidence
If you believe everything you read, then probiotics are a potential treatment for many of the digestive ailments that pharmacists commonly see in...
14/12/2017 0
You should recommend that patients don't remain in bed if they can't sleep
A bad night’s sleep can ruin anyone’s day, and leave many of us feeling groggy or irritable. So when a patient recently asked to buy some sleeping...
25/10/2017 1
For a 'wet cough', expectorants such as guaifenesin can loosen airway secretions
Coughs and sore throats are extremely common illnesses that are seen all the time in community pharmacy. While patients with these symptoms may feel...
25/09/2017 1
For patients seeking decongestant action, there are two basic options
The common cold is one of the illnesses pharmacists are most often asked for advice about. Decongestants are a popular suggestion – so what is the...
07/09/2017 0
The headlines were alarming: "'Indestructible' headlice now resistant to over-the-counter remedies, researchers warn", said the Daily Telegraph last...
17/08/2017 0
Lidocaine plasters, rubefacients and fentanyl could all be scrapped from prescriptions
The NHS is no stranger to tightening its belt. Now there is yet another call to ‘trim the fat’ by curtailing the prescribing of drugs that are "of...
09/06/2017 3
The Zika virus has been linked to congenital defects
Travel health usually brings to mind insect repellent, sun protection and remedies for upset stomachs. But in recent years, more serious threats have...
25/05/2017 0
Matching the correct hayfever treatment to an indvidual's symptoms is essential
According to charity Allergy UK, of the nearly 18 million people across the nation who suffer from hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), 62% say...
19/04/2017 0
Pharmacists play an important role in advising patients about the use of vitamins and nutrition supplements, says dietician and British Dietetic...
20/02/2017 2

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