Letter from the Home Secretary to the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Dear Professor Bowden-Jones, COVID-19: emergency legislation to enable supply of controlled drugs The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to place very high demands on our health service, and we must be as prepared as possible. We intend to put in place emergency measures to: i) legislate to allow registered pharmacies to supply substances in Schedule 2, [...]

By |2020-04-23T11:31:27+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PDA update surrounding COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) In our ongoing work to support members and stand up for pharmacists in these turbulent times, the PDA is engaging with employers, regulators, government and other pharmacy bodies on a daily basis to represent pharmacists' interests. Over the coming weeks and months, every pharmacist will have an important contribution to make and [...]

By |2020-04-03T12:49:17+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Regional News, SH News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Stem Cells Drive Cardiac Development and Growth Revealed

Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the Université Libre de Bruxelles have used cutting-edge technology to show for the first time how embryonic stem cells diversify to generate the progenitor cells required for the development of the heart. The researchers hope that this new understanding will pave the way for future therapeutic opportunities for [...]

By |2018-02-09T14:36:27+00:00February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Potential Treatment for Diastolic Dysfunction in Heart Failure Identified

Researchers at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine have identified a potential treatment target for patients with a common type of heart failure. In a study published in a recent issue of the journal, Science Translational Medicine, the researchers tested the effect of an investigational drug called givinostat in treating diastolic dysfunction, which [...]

By |2018-02-09T14:34:36+00:00February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Marker Could Help to Identify Heart Attack Patients Most at Risk

A new study from the University of Sheffield has shown that a new blood test could provide a clue as to why some patients are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack. The research may help scientists to identify new targets for reducing the risk and eventually lead to more [...]

By |2018-02-09T14:33:18+00:00February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Research on Why GPs Quit Patient Care

New research has shed light on the reasons driving doctors out of general practice, following earlier findings that around two out of every five GPs in the South West are planning to leave direct patient care in the next five years. The research, led by Professor John Campbell of the University of Exeter Medical School, [...]

By |2018-02-08T14:22:32+00:00February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Differing Patterns of Risk Factors Detected in Bipolar Disorder

Two patterns of antecedent or ‘prodromal’ psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD), according to a new analysis in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic ‘homotypic’ pattern, consisting mainly of [...]

By |2018-02-08T14:21:27+00:00February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Novel Candidate for Antidepressant Treatment Explored

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 300 million people worldwide are affected by a major depressive disorder. Unfortunately, the antidepressants commonly used to treat them only work for 50 per cent of the population. A recent paper published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, explores how a protein named CK2 could be playing a [...]

By |2018-02-08T14:20:31+00:00February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stem Cell Exosome Therapy May Reduce Fatal Heart Disease In Diabetes

Macrophage cells routinely remove dead or dying cells to maintain the body homeostasis. Such removal becomes crucial after serious injury, especially the repair of dead heart muscle after a heart attack. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have preliminary data, with cultured cells or diabetic hearts, that diabetes impairs this removal of dead heart-muscle cells. [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:16:10+00:00February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Insight into Maintenance of Insulin Production in Diabetics

Inflammation processes are responsible for the failure of insulin production in diabetes patients. The patients’ own immune systems can contribute to treatment of this disease: researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have found a feedback mechanism that could help maintain insulin production in overweight sufferers, as they report in the journal, [...]

By |2018-02-06T15:15:12+00:00February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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