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Pharmacy practice and profession blog

All posts from: February 2013

The link between diet and acne

Posted by: Benedict LamThu, 28 Feb 2013

During my teenage years I was told often by my parents (or some “know-it-all” adult) not to eat chocolate and sugary and fatty foods otherwise I would get spots. But when I asked my GP about this he said I could eat whatever I wanted because diet does not determine the severity of my acne

Lunch breaks and health risks

Posted by: Benedict LamFri, 15 Feb 2013

In a survey carried out for BBC Breakfast of almost 600 office workers, 54 per cent said they regularly work through their lunch hour, 53 per cent believed there is a widespread culture of colleagues doing the same, and 20 per cent said they felt under pressure not to take a break.

A matter of conscience

Posted by: Matthew WrightThu, 7 Feb 2013

The conscience clause that allows pharmacists to refuse to supply emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) is under fire — again. It is a topic that refuses to go away.

The “apocalypse” is coming

Posted by: Benedict LamFri, 1 Feb 2013

Just like the Mayan apocalypse, the prospect of antibioticresistance has been with us for many years. But, unlike 21 December 2012 (whichpassed without much fanfare or drama), antibiotic resistance is real

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