Issue : The Salvadore, December 2010

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  • Happy New Year to All

    31 DEC 2010

    Happy new year to my fellow students, lecturers and members of PJonline, hope everyone has a lovely new year, and keep to their new year resolutions. I made my new year resolutions, only time will tell if i stick to them.

  • Flu virus

    Government launches flu campaign as influenza cases continue to rise Subscription

    31 DEC 2010 12:22

    Cases of influenza continue to rise in the UK, according to latest figures from the Health Protection Agency released yesterday (30 December 2010).

  • The New Year honours list for 2011 has been announced (Christoff/

    Three pharmacists recognised in New Year honours list Subscription

    31 DEC 2010 12:18

    Digby Emson, former superintendent pharmacist for Boots the Chemist and past chairman of the Company Chemists’ Association, has been appointed OBE for his services to healthcare in the New Year honour list for 2011 (PDF 430KB).

  • Man smoking

    Free NRT patches to be available from pharmacies (updated) Subscription

    31 DEC 2010 11:53

    Nicotine replacement therapy patches are to become available free of charge from pharmacies this week (1 January 2011).The Department of Health has announced that for the first time, the NHS Quit Kit will include a free, one-week trial of NRT patches.

  • Cranberries and juice

    Cranberry juice does not prevent urinary tract infections, study suggests Subscription

    31 DEC 2010 10:34

    Drinking cranberry juice after a urinary tract infection does not decrease the incidence of a second UTI, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial.

  • Celebrities may be bad for your health

    30 DEC 2010 By Benedict Lam

    Many of you will have read about the annual report issued by the charity Sense about science, which attempts to extinguish faddish myths from people in the media. Many of these claims promote theories, therapies and campaigns that have no scientific basis or make scientific sense.

  • Vitamins boast unsubstantiated health benefits, Which? claims Subscription

    30 DEC 2010 12:54

    Customers may be putting their health at risk by buying food and vitamin supplements that claim health benefits unsubstantiated by scientific evidence, according to the consumer organisation Which?.

  • Scottish Government praises pharmacy and supports pharmacist CD prescribing Subscription

    30 DEC 2010 12:00

    Ministerial support for independent pharmacist prescribing of Controlled Drugs and praise for pharmacy from Scotland’s First Minister have been welcomed by leading pharmacy organisations in Scotland.

  • All conFLUsed

    29 DEC 2010

    So, flu's back, and once again it's making the headlines.

  • Influenza cases rising while vaccine uptake remains low, HPA reports Subscription

    29 DEC 2010 9:00

    Cases of seasonal influenza are continuing to rise in the UK, the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency show (23 December 2010), and uptake of the vaccine by groups at high risk of contracting flu continues to remain low.

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