In this issue
The evidence that air pollution is contributing to the ill health of the population continues to grow. Action must be taken now, writes Lois Holliday.
Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with risks to the woman and to the developing foetus. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be able to support and educate women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant to manage their diabetes.
Gram-positive bacteria are among the most common human pathogens associated with clinical infections, which range from mild skin infections to sepsis. In an era defined by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and an increasing drive toward delivering patient care via ambulatory pathways, the paradigm for the management of infections is changing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), the best known cases of ...
Using sweeteners to reduce sugar consumptionSubscription
Reducing sugar calorie intake by exchanging sucrose with a sweetener to meet World Health Organization targets
It is thought that up to 60% of acute kidney injury (AKI) cases presented in hospital begin in primary care. In the UK, AKI costs the NHS over £1bn each year
The government needs to get on with its own recommendations and speed up access to life-changing drugsSubscription
As the rest of Europe competes to rehome the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London, minds at home are finally focusing on what that means for access to new treatments in a post-Brexit Britain.
Food pouches for infants — how to advise parentsSubscription
Although birth rates have declined globally over the past 50 years, increasing prosperity has made several convenience products for babies and infants particularly popular. Baby food and formula markets were estimated at $35bn, and the diaper market is worth $27bn (2015 figures)
In 2016, there were 70.8 million visits abroad by UK residents and the World Tourism Organization expects worldwide tourist arrivals to increase to 1.8 billion by 2030
Marijuana users more than three times as likely as non-users to die from hypertension-related causes, according to retrospective analysis.
Study shows antimicrobial stewardship programme specifically geared to neonatal intensive care units could improve antibiotic-prescribing practices.
A vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine had high adherence among young women, study finds
Patients with moderate Parkinson’s disease showed improved motor function whereas those on placebo worsened.