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Issue : The Pharmaceutical Journal, October 2009

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  • Boots launches online health information resource

    22 OCT 2009 12:47

    Boots UK, in partnership with US company WebMD, has launched a new website — — with the aim of providing trustworthy health information for UK consumers.

  • Giving your will power a work-out

    21 OCT 2009 By Glow-worm

    Most of us have at some time experienced a lack of enthusiasm for exercise after a mentally tiring day at work. But now researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have suggested that will power, or “self-regulatory capacity”, used for one task can reduce that required for subsequent tasks.

  • The 13-year revolutionary calendar

    21 OCT 2009 By Glow-worm

    The French revolutionary (or republican) calendar was officially adopted in France on 24 October 1793. Its purpose was to replace the Gregorian calendar with a scientific and rational system that avoided Christian associations.

  • Harnessing the healing power of beetroot

    21 OCT 2009 By Glow-worm

    The beet, Beta vulgaris, is a flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae, native to the coasts of western and southern Europe. It is a herbaceous biennial or perennial with leafy stems growing to two metres tall.

  • I gotta letter from...

    20 OCT 2009

    No not quite  from LBJ, as the song has it, but from Steve Churton. As a PLB Pioneer, he is exorting me to get others on board to the new PLB, and I think that Steve is entirely correct !!

  • The new National Health Service (3) Understanding the NHS in Wales Subscription

    19 OCT 2009

    The National Health Service in Wales provides primary care (eg, general practices, dental practices, pharmacies and opticians), secondary care (hospital and ambulance services), tertiary care (specialist hospitals treating diseases such as cancer) and community care (care provided in partnership with social services).

  • The new National Health Service (2) Understanding the NHS in Scotland Subscription

    19 OCT 2009

    Since July 1999, Scotland’s health has been a matter for the Scottish Parliament. Much has changed over the four years since devolution, including the way the National Health Service functions in Scotland. Significant health-related events in the Scottish Parliament during its first term included the introduction of free personal care for the elderly and a new Mental Health Bill.

  • Avoid folic acid antagonists in first trimester of pregnancy

    19 OCT 2009 13:36

    Folic acid antagonists should not be given to women in the first trimester of pregnancy, new research published online in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (14 October 2009) suggests.

  • NSF for Older People (4) Stroke Subscription

    17 OCT 2009

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