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Category list : Alcoholism

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  • Alcohol damage

    4 FEB 2010 12:53

    The NHS has launched a new campaign to highlight the health effects of regular or excessive alcohol intake.The campaign website contains information, advice and interactive tools designed to educate people about the dangers of alcohol (www.drinking.nhs.uk).

  • Chlorhexidine-alcohol better than povidone-iodine in preventing skin infections

    14 JAN 2010 17:35

    Chlorhexidine-alcohol for preoperative cleansing of patients’ skin is superior to povidone-iodine in the prevention of surgical-site infection after clean-contaminated surgery, claim the authors of a recent study (New England Journal of Medicine 2009; 362:18).

  • Alcohol misuse - A case study Subscription

    12 DEC 2009

  • Scratchcard estimates alcohol health risk

    22 OCT 2009 10:42

    People in Hampshire can assess their risk of developing an alcohol-related illness by using a scratch card.

  • Psychiatric disorders associated with alcohol misuse Subscription

    5 AUG 2009

    There are two potentially life-threatening alcohol-related conditions which are dealt with in casualty departments and general medical and surgical wards, as well as in psychiatric hospitals.They are alcohol withdrawal syndrome with seizures (delirium tremens) and Wernicke’s encephalopathy.

  • Drinks

    Barriers to alcohol misuse services need addressing

    29 JUL 2009 15:13

    Community pharmacies may offer an appropriate setting for the provision of alcohol misuse services, but there are a number of practical and social barriers to delivery of such services, and little evidence exists as to their effectiveness, according to a literature review published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2009;17:199).

  • Co-ordinated services needed as deaths from alcohol and drug misuse double in Scotland

    26 MAR 2009 16:08

    Death rates from drug and alcohol misuse have doubled in Scotland in the past 15 years so it is time for drug and alcohol services to be delivered in a more co-ordinated way, an Audit Scotland report concludes.

  • DoH wants pharmacy to help reduce alcohol-related hospital admissions

    3 MAR 2009 16:42

    The Department of Health wants community pharmacies in England to play a bigger part in reducing alcohol-related hospital admissions.

  • Alcohol guidelines

    12 FEB 2009 11:39

    A free pack for community pharmacists to support the “Know your limits” safe drinking campaign is now available to registered members of the NHS Primary Care Contracting website

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