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“Overwhelming” burnout threat facing 80% of pharmacists

Four-fifths of pharmacists are facing “overwhelming” workplace pressures, a survey of the profession indicates.

UK leads Europe in early clinical research, but faces challenges …

The UK leads on early stage clinical trials but falls behind Germany and the US when it comes to later-stage research.

Stroke “rising dramatically” among the young

The number of under 65s suffering strokes is "rising dramatically" but most people still believe it mainly occurs among the elderly.

‘Not enough evidence’ to recommend cannabis says NICE

NICE has decided not to recommend the use of cannabis-based medicines in severe treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Anti-inflammatories boost antidepressants

A meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled studies suggests that concomitant anti-inflammatories can improve antidepressant effectiveness

Cannabidiol ‘almost halves’ epilepsy seizures

The study reported that 10 and 20mg/kg cannabidiol reduced the frequency of convulsive seizures by 49 and 46 per cent respectively compared with baseline

Younger diagnosis, worse prognosis for type 2 diabetes

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at about 15 years of age lost a median of approximately 12 years of life in a recent study

“High prophylactic use of antibiotics” in care homes, Boots finds

A study commissioned by Boots UK has found “high prophylactic use of antibiotics” in UK care facilities prompting calls to offer staff better training

Second-hand smoke raises risk of kidney disease

Exposure to second-hand smoke is associated with a greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), say Korean researchers

HbA1c misses many cases of diabetes

“Our results indicated that the prevalence of diabetes and normal glucose tolerance defined solely by A1c is highly unreliable," said a researcher

ADHD treatments can trigger psychosis

About one in 660 adolescents and young adults receiving prescription stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develop psychosis

NMS pledge boosts adherence rates in Boots study

Asking patients to acknowledge that failure to take prescribed medicines endangers their health may improve adherence

E-cigarette use plateauing

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report

The antidepressant gamble

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

E-cigarettes shown to be more effective than NRT

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

Pharmacists could manage some emergency admissions

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

Pharmacist-led initiative cuts readmission rates

Telephone follow-up by pharmacists after patients are discharged from hospital reduced readmission rates

Prescription opioids may increase pneumonia risk

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

Smoking increases risk of dementia?

Smoking may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to research published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Aspirin could cut cancer deaths, study finds

Low-dose aspirin seems to increase survival and reduce metastatic spread in people being treated for some cancers, according to a new metaanalysis

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