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So-called minor ailments can have a significant impact on patients’ lives, writes Carlene McMaugh Common ailments are those conditions that a person would reasonably be expected to self-treat on their …

Carlene McMaugh takes a look at the latest medicines used to help manage diabetes Medicines used to assist in the treatment of diabetes have expanded considerably in recent years as …

Incontinence is a widespread condition with a range of different causes and treatments, writes Louis Roller  Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from …

Palliative care needs to be all about the patient, writes Ben Basger Do you think palliative care is about helping people die or helping people live? If people either with …

Ben Basger shares ten things to know about Influenza Influenza is a serious problem. It is estimated to be responsible for 300,000 general practitioner consultations, 18 000 hospital admissions and …

Pharmacists need to think beyond the headlines when it comes to dependence on medications, writes Karalyn Huxhagen When we think about dependence on medications our minds quickly consider opioids, benzodiazepines, …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at high blood pressure, its treatments and its consequences Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently …

Louis Roller takes a look at MS: the types, treatments and what pharmacists can do to help Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged.  …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the timing of flu vaccines and why locums should invest in vaccination training Well, we are off and running, and the world is now a better …

Ben Basger takes a look at the importance of non-pharmacological treatments in Parkinson’s Disease The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes guidelines for disease management. For Parkinson’s …

Chronic pain is often an invisible disability, writes Louis Roller  Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. It may be for acute pain  such as …

Louis Roller takes an in-depth look at the very common issue of anxiety Anxiety is a normal and necessary human emotion that helps us avoid dangerous situations or heightens our …