Health & NHS

Simpler health information key to self care

Improving health literacy with simpler health information could support self care, suggests a new survey by RB

Diabetes campaign focuses on ketones

A new campaign is hoping to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of ketoacidosis in people with diabetes

Campaign urges smokers to 'Kick it With Help'

A new campaign is using footballers to encourage smokers to ask for expert help when quitting smoking

NHS invests in apps to manage chronic conditions

Investment is being channelled into the technological advancement of the NHS and, in particular, apps for the management of chronic conditions

Supporting World COPD Day

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to support World COPD Day 2016 on Wednesday 16 November

New online tool tracks asthma trends

Asthma UK has launched a new online tool to enable healthcare professionals and researchers to access the latest figures on asthma

Epic debate in Parliament highlights support from MPs

A motion in Parliament against community pharmacy cuts received strong support for the sector from MPs in hours of debate

Campaign focuses on fetal movement

Tommy's has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of reduced fetal movements during pregnancy

OTC cannabidiol banned

The MHRA has decided that cannabidiol can no longer be legally sold in the UK without a medicines’ licence

New home test for osteoporosis

A new osteoporosis self-screening test will soon be available to purchase from community pharmacies.

Campaign puts spotlight on bronchiolitis

The 'More Than a Cold' campaign is attempting to reduce the burden of a common infant lung infection

NSAIDs and heart failure warning

Common NSAIDs increase the risk of heart problems, according to research published in the BMJ

Rotavirus cases drop thanks to vaccine

The number of rotavirus cases has dropped by 84 per cent since a vaccine was added to the childhood immunisation schedule

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Boots has removed the Os and As from its signage in support of the Missing Type campaign to find more blood donors

HealthWatch: Cancer kills more than heart disease

Deaths from cancer in Britain now outnumber those from heart disease for both men and women

HealthWatch: cot deaths at all-time low

The number of babies dying of unexplained cot death has fallen to an all-time low

Pharmacies deliver over half a million flu jabs

Community pharmacies in England delivered 595,467 flu vaccinations to at-risk patients during the last flu season

Warning as skin cancer rates double in twenty years

Melanoma UK issues warning after new data reveals melanoma rates have more than doubled since 1995

David Mowat is the new pharmacy minister

The new pharmacy minister is David Mowat MP, who replaces Alistair Burt. He is one of three new ministers at the DH

Prescription items still rising

Prescription items for antidepressants saw the greatest rise in 2015, according to the latest report from HSCIC

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