Clinical

The new faces of flu vaccinations

Pharmacy technicians have been visiting schools on the Isle of Wight to administer nasal flu vaccinations to children aged four to 11 years in a new trial from Boots UK.

POM to P allergy control training

CIG Healthcare Partnership and Bayer Consumer Health have developed a five-minute interactive module about allergy relief.

Vaccine extension

Boots UK has extended its Chickenpox Vaccination Service, making it available at 294 stores across the UK. 

Highlighting joint health

The incidence of musculoskeletal conditions is increasing at such an alarming rate that it is set to affect three times more people than cancer by 2030, according to a new report commissioned by GR Lane Health.

Teething gels to go pharmacy only

Lidocaine-containing products used for teething are to be sold only in pharmacies, the MHRA has announced.

Rise in mental health support for dads

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive has announced.

Child mental disorders rising

One in eight people aged between five and 19 years, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder, according to a new report published by NHS Digital.

Calorie focus for NHS DPP

The NHS will for the first time pilot at scale the very low calorie diets that have been shown to put type 2 diabetes in remission.

AF increases dementia risk

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with faster cognitive decline and an increased risk of dementia, especially in women, according to a new report in the journal Neurology.

‘Hidden’ malnutrition problem identified

Nearly half (45 per cent) of British adults believe that losing weight in later life is normal, when in fact unintended weight loss can be a sign of malnutrition, says new research from BAPEN. 

Devastating toll of migraine

Some 60 per cent of chronic migraine sufferers feel disabled by the condition, 76 per cent feel frustrated missing out on quality time with family and friends and 49 per cent say that it has held them back at work.

RPS welcomes cannabis decision

The Home Office has announced that from 1 November cannabis-derived medicinal products will move from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 to allow clinicians on the General Medical Council specialist register to prescribe them.

'Detect Cancer Early' message for Scotland

Changing the way cancer is viewed and ensuring people act early to improve their chances of survival, is the aim of a camapign being relaunched by the Scottish Government.

Obesity to cause more female cancers than smoking

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women, according to a new Cancer Research UK report.

Self care for coughs

Self care methods including taking honey and over-the-counter remedies are appropriate for easing coughs and antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment, says new guidance.

Child vaccination coverage falls

Coverage declined for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at age 12 months, 24 months or five years in 2017-18 in England compared to the previous year, according to NHS Digital.

Community pharmacies vital to drug harm reduction, FIP says

Pharmacists can play a vital role in delivering drug harm reduction services, and may be the safest source of recreational cannabis, the International Pharmaceutical Federation has said

Be clear with public on antibiotics and cough, says NICE

Health professionals should offer clear advice on effective self care measures for acute cough, and explain why antibiotics are not required

From the pill to MMR: top 10 NHS medicines listed

The contraceptive pill, beta blockers and the MMR vaccine are among the most important medicines to be introduced since the creation of the NHS, medicines experts say in a new report

Nicotine linked to cot death

Exposure to nicotine during pregnancy, whether from cigarettes, NRT or e-cigarettes, increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (cot death), says new research.

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