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The antidepressant gamble

A research team is asking community pharmacists to help develop a tool to personalise treatment for depression

Health Watch - March 2019

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical news.

High street teeth whitening kits can damage teeth, study shows

Non-hydrogen peroxide OTC teeth whitening kits can harm teeth by reducing hardness and damaging the tooth surface

E-cigarettes shown to be more effective than NRT

E-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine replacement therapy when combined with behavioural support

New diabetes drug available

A new once-weekly injectable glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA), is available for type 2 diabetes

Pharmacists could manage some emergency admissions

‘Potentially pharmacist-manageable conditions’ accounted for 4.3 per cent of A&E visits in a Canadian study

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

Prescription opioids may increase the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), research suggests

Pharmacists’ role in diabetes care highlighted

A new report highlights community pharmacy’s role in preventing and treating diabetes

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.

Health Watch - February 2019

Brian Collett brings you the latest clinical news.

Flu jab saves lives in heart failure

Flu vaccination seems to reduce both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to research

Poor flu jab uptake linked to deprivation

People in the most socioeconomically deprived quintile accounted for 53 per cent of flu hospitalisations

Diabetes-related amputations rise by a fifth

The number of lower limb amputations caused by diabetes in England has risen by a fifth since the start of the decade

Marked rise in opioid prescribing

Opioid prescribing more than doubled in England between 1998 and 2016 according to a new analysis

AD patients a suicide risk

Atopic dermatitis (AD) patients are more than a third more likely to report suicidal ideation and make suicide attempts

Teething gels to go pharmacy only

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

Clinical briefing: A game changer for MS sufferers?

A new report raises the prospect that multiple sclerosis might soon be ‘preventable or functionally curable’

Fatty livers increase risk of most cancers

Rates of most types of cancer are higher in adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to new research  

Healthwatch - January 2019

Brian Collett brings you this month's research news.

Pharmacists help prevent AF-related strokes

A pharmacist-led programme has helped to reduce the number of stokes related to atrial fibrillation by a third

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