Clinical

Mental health recovery on the rise

A record number of people made a recovery from mental ill health due to NHS talking therapies last year, rising seven per cent since the service began in 2012/13, according to new data from NHS Digital.

Smokers incorrectly think cold turkey best quit strategy

Many smokers still try to quit by going ‘cold turkey’ despite this being the least effective way, Public Health England has said

Warfarin management service success

Community pharmacy is ideally placed to provide a safe anticoagulation service for patients, delivering enhanced clinical outcomes and patient experience, says Boots UK after service success.

Support needed for informal carers

Over half of informal carers in the UK under emotional and financial strain as a result of their caring responsibilities, according to a new survey commissioned by WeMa Life.

More strokes hit middle-aged

More strokes are occurring at an earlier age compared to a decade ago, according to new statistics by Public Health England released to coincide with the relaunch of the Act FAST stroke campaign.

Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women

Women aged 50-64 will see a 62 per cent increase in incidence of cervical cancer which could lead to a 143 per cent rise in mortality by 2040, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.

Half of Brits take prescription drugs daily

Almost half of UK adults have taken at least one prescribed medicine in the last week, according to a new survey commissioned by NHS Digital.

GSK announce oral health webinar

GSK is holding a webinar in conjunction with its Sensodyne Pronamel brand to discuss ‘the importance of enamel wear and keeping teeth for life’.

Inspire healthier lifestyles to reduce dementia risk

Three-quarters of adults would consider changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing dementia

New report looks at under-nutrition in UK children

Health and care professionals should work with parents to improve nutritional awareness the Patients Association said as it published a new report

Antimalarial POM to P switch

The MHRA has granted marketing authorisation for Maloff Protect as a pharmacy-only medicine, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has announced.

Scientists find trigger for eczema

Scientists believe that a skin barrier protein called filaggrin is able to trigger eczema by impacting proteins and pathways in the skin.

Boots targets teenage boys with HPV service

Boots UK is extending a private in-store HPV vaccination service to offer parents an option to protect their sons, as well as their daughters

‘Harmless’ NSAIDs have cardiac arrest risk, says study

NSAIDs are associated with increased risk of cardiac arrest and should only be used after consulting a healthcare professional, says a new study.

MHRA’s festive facts about fake medicines

A novel online advent calendar reveals a fact about counterfeit medicines each day until Christmas

Gene testing first for patients on warfarin

Genotyping is being used to prescribe individualised dosages for patients receiving warfarin for the first time

Teva launches reformulated levothyroxine range

Teva has launched a reformulated version of levothyroxine, including two previously unavailable strengths

New HRT treatment

DUAVIVE, a new HRT, is now available for women for whom traditional progestogen-containing therapy is not appropriate.

New test empowers diabetes self care

The world’s first testing kit that allows people with diabetes to measure their HbA1c levels at home launches in the UK.

NMS toolkit aids support

Pfizer Healthy Partnerships launches a NMS Toolkit to help pharmacy teams support patients with long-term conditions.
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