Pharmacy News

Warning over rising rates of GDM

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in utero are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed. more →

New scheme increases pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland

A pilot project that increases pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland, which will run for one year and cost £62,000, has been launched in the Western Isles. more →

WHO wants health policies that reduce climate change

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote policies that will reduce climate change and its consequences, says the World Health Organization (WHO). more →

Up to one quarter of GP referrals ‘avoidable’

Up to 25 per cent of GP referrals could be avoided through a combination of better signposting, education, pathway redesign and use of technologies, according to the authors of an audit of referrals carried out by a CCG. more →

WHO calls for indoor ban on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organisation has issued a report calling for tougher regulation on e-cigarettes, including a ban on indoor use. more →

MHRA launches stroke drug review

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the UK medicines watchdog, is to review the safety of alteplase - a drug used to treat strokes. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

'No apology' over Ashya King search

Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice. more →

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce

Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England. more →

Sunbed study highlights cancer risk

Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Ashya parents in extradition hearing

The parents of a five-year-old boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice arrive at Spain's High Court for an extradition hearing. more →

Ukraine troops abandon key airport

Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis. more →

Man Utd agree to sign Falcao on loan

Manchester United agree to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan, as clubs scramble to attract new players before tonight's transfer deadline. more →

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