Gastrointestinal

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The more fibre, the better

Increasing fibre intake reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and colorectal cancer, according to a review commissioned by the World Health Organization.

RoE: how to create a winning entry

As this year's RoE Awards open for entries, TM gives you the inside scoop on putting together a winning entry, including the types of things our expert judging panel look out for.

Burning questions

In many cases there are simple solutions to manage and prevent gut complaints, and seeking advice early gives the best chance of successful treatment for serious conditions.

New HIV diagnoses down 17 per cent in 2017

Annual HIV data shows new diagnoses of HIV have fallen for the second year in a row, decreasing by 17 per cent from 5,280 in 2016 to 4,363 in 2017 – the lowest level since 2000

Market monitor: September

Product updates from Training Matters.

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

No change to flu vaccine guidance despite supply issues

With many contractors experiencing difficulties obtaining the flu vaccine indicated for over-65s, PSNC has confirmed that pharmacists should not resort to using alternative vaccines

Confronting coeliac disease

Coeliac disease in children is common, yet most children have not been diagnosed. What can community pharmacy do to help?

10 minute clinic: head lice

This handy 10-minute clinic is designed to act as a quick reference guide that will help you advise customers on head lice, incluing self care tips and head lice myths.

Exclusive: PM questions PDA on Technicians report

PDA chairman Mark Koziol said there is a “big question mark” concerning pharmacy technicians' “readiness, desire and capability” to supervise community pharmacies in the absence of a pharmacist

Aspirin may be beneficial for AD

Research recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that low-dose aspirin may reduce formation of plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease

Pharmacists “absolutely critical” to Scotland’s healthcare ambitions

The “clinical leadership” of pharmacists and technicians is “absolutely critical” to realising Scotland’s healthcare ambitions, the Scottish health secretary told the FIP Congress

Revalidation

This CPD module provides an overview of the revalidation process for pharmacy professionals to meet GPhC requirements. 

Morning after manners

HRA Pharma, manufacturer of emergency contraceptive pill EllaOne, has launched a new ‘Morning After Manners’ campaign to encourage women and men to talk about contraception.

Market monitor: August

Product updates from Training Matters.

Nicola Hawkins

Her caring nature and diligent approach ensures Nicola Hawkins is a trusted team member who customers turn to for advice.

Harjit Kaur Aietan

The winner of this year’s retail skills award, Harjit Kaur Aietan, proved she can pretty much turn her hand to anything, with particular success in OTC sales.

Sophie Shanks

With an amazing work ethic and always putting the needs of her customers first, Sophie Shanks is certainly one to watch in the future.

Behind the headlines: Pharmacy’s final (brief) day in court

The Court of Appeal’s full determination has yet to be made public, but seven words from Lord Justice Stephen Irwin were sufficient to quash a last-ditch attempt to overturn the cuts

School of thought

With the new school term on the horizon, there are lots of health concerns that are likely to be playing on parents’ minds, from upset stomachs, to colds and head lice. 

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