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Health & NHS

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

B ts supp rts Missing Type bl d d n r c mp ign

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

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

HealthWatch: cot deaths at all-time low

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

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

Better education needed for diabetes sufferers

Poor education for people with diabetes is fuelling serious health complications, according to a new Diabetes UK report

PHE publishes e-cigarette guidance for the workplace

Public Health England has published advice for employers to help them create their own policies on e-cigarette use

Antidepressant prescribing sees greatest increase

Prescription items for antidepressants saw the greatest rise in 2015, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre

Always Discreet film tackles bladder weakness taboo

Always Discreet has released a short film to help break the silence around adult incontinence

Alcohol-related hospital admissions on the rise

There has been a rise in hospital admissions and the number of drugs prescribed for the treatment of alcohol dependence

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