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Taking it to Heart

Around 1.3 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, and it’s estimated that there are many more living with it undiagnosed – but why are the statistics not catalysing greater public concern? SPR – with help from the British Heart Foundation – explores the need for, and current work in, enhanced [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:12:32+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

From Ear-to-Ear

Despite producing irritability, difficulty sleeping, and, at times, hearing problems, ear infections are so often unnecessarily prolonged. Tap into the latest information, and help patients react accordingly to both their pain and any risks posed. Whether it’s due to the impact of modernity – and the faith in all internet-based medical information which has derived [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:09:41+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

Coping with Cystitis

Cystitis (also known as urinary tract infection) is one of the most common infections seen in adults of all ages. Many women experience cystitis at some point in their life, while some get repeated infections which can be painful and stressful. Susannah Fraser of Bladder Health UK shares how you can help ease the discomfort [...]

By |2019-08-01T14:07:46+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

In the Heat of the Moment

In summer, medical professionals may face different challenges to the rest of the year, for example, higher numbers of staff on leave, patients visiting from other countries, or local patients returning from their own holidays. Dr Sally Old, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, advises on how best to address these seasonal healthcare issues. [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:34:34+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

Going the Extra Mile

Are you considering starting up a travel clinic in community pharmacy? Community Pharmacist, Siân Humphreys, on behalf of ECG, takes a look at the organisation involved in setting up a travel service, and shares advice as to how you can make a success of your clinic without it having an adverse effect on your day-to-day [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:25:52+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

A Place in the Sun?

In the UK, there are around 15,400 new melanoma skin cancer cases every year – that's 42 every day – with the biggest cause being too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and sunbeds. All too aware of these risks, healthcare professionals are in a vital position to enlighten their patients about sun safety [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:20:51+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

The P Word

Go into any trampoline park in the UK and you are guaranteed to hear talk of ‘pelvic floors’ among the mothers standing at the sidelines, watching their kids leap, spring, and bounce. But what are the medical connotations of this term, and how can we help educate and support patients? The Femeda experts discuss. Pelvic [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:13:44+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

Kidding You Not

David Reading, Co-Founder of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, shares how serious allergy to cow’s milk can be, and reports on the latest findings with regard to thresholds and reference doses. A 10-year-old boy took one bite of a pre-packed apple dessert and suffered anaphylaxis. It transpired that the pie contained 0.006 per cent milk protein. It [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:09:15+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

Best Foot Forward

Bearing the brunt of our everyday lives, we often take the health of our feet for granted. However, with the soaring temperature opening up new, and building on already existing, potential pathways for harm – now is the time to bring the different ailments to light. Matthew Fitzpatrick, Consultant Podiatrist, College of Podiatry, offers advice [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:05:21+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments

IBS: Changes for the Better

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects up to 20 per cent of the population – around 12 million people – and for those living with the condition, it can be extremely debilitating and isolating. Tying in with IBS Awareness Month’s recent arrival, Dr Simon Smale, Gastroenterologist and Medical Adviser to The IBS Network, discusses the condition, [...]

By |2019-08-01T12:06:52+00:00August 1st, 2019|Scottish Pharmacy Review June 2019|0 Comments
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