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Traffic cars and pollution

Air pollution: why we need to act now for public healthSubscription

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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.

CPD article

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Managing diabetes in women during preconception and pregnancySubscription

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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.

Review

Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria

Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infectionsSubscription

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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 ...

Short communications

Using sweeteners to reduce sugar consumptionSubscription

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Reducing sugar calorie intake by exchanging sucrose with a sweetener to meet World Health Organization targets

Identifying the risk of acute kidney injury in primary careSubscription

By Lindsay Fairbrother

It is thought that up to 60% of acute kidney injury (AKI) cases presented in hospital begin in primary care[1]. 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

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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

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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)

Travel health services provided through UK community pharmaciesSubscription

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In 2016, there were 70.8 million visits abroad by UK residents[1] and the World Tourism Organization expects worldwide tourist arrivals to increase to 1.8 billion by 2030

Research briefing

Cannabis plant marijuana

Marijuana use associated with increased risk of hypertension-linked deathSubscription

4 SEP 2017

Marijuana users more than three times as likely as non-users to die from hypertension-related causes, according to retrospective analysis.

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Research explores antibiotic stewardship on neonatal unitsSubscription

31 AUG 2017

Study shows antimicrobial stewardship programme specifically geared to neonatal intensive care units could improve antibiotic-prescribing practices.

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HIV prevention vaginal ring found acceptable to adolescent girlsSubscription

31 AUG 2017

A vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine had high adherence among young women, study finds

Diabetes drug, exenatide, has positive effects on symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Diabetes drug has positive effects on symptoms of Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription

29 AUG 2017

Patients with moderate Parkinson’s disease showed improved motor function whereas those on placebo worsened.

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Clinical Pharmacist cover - September 2017

CP September 2017, Vol 9, No 9

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Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infections

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Clinical Pharmacist is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides authoritative resources on the clinical management of disease in relation to medicines and up-to-date information about advances in pharmacy and drug development. Clinical Pharmacist publishes Review articles, Perspectives, evidence-based CPD articles and Research articles on topics from drug discovery to clinical pharmacology and pharmacy.

The international audience of Pharmaceutical Journal Publications consists of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and healthcare professionals. The journal is available to 44,000 members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as well as non-member individual subscribers and subscribing institutions.