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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: July 2012

My First Games Maker Shift At The Polyclinic

Posted by: Sunita GillFri, 27 Jul 2012


Woody's woes

Posted by: Glow-worm PJThu, 26 Jul 2012

The 100th anniversary of the birth of the US political singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie fell on 14 July 2012. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born in Oklahoma, and his songs were written from his own experiences of the Oklahoma dust bowl and its social consequences.

Raising awareness of hepatitis

Posted by: Glow-worm PJThu, 26 Jul 2012

World hepatitis day is observed on 28 July each year. Its aim is to increase global awareness and understanding of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Together, these viral infections represent one of the major threats to global health. They are known as “silent viruses”: those infected mostly suffer no symptoms.

Should khat be controlled?

Posted by: Glow-worm PJThu, 26 Jul 2012

Opening Ceremony Rehearsal For The Olympic Games

Posted by: Sunita GillTue, 24 Jul 2012


Is coffee good or bad?

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 18 Jul 2012

The influence of coffee drinking on health often makes headlines.

Vitamin D and short-sightedness

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 18 Jul 2012

Concern about the influence of low blood vitamin D levels on health continues to grow, but I was recently interested to read of a possible link between low vitamin D and myopia.

Why oysters pack a nutritional punch

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 18 Jul 2012

With the Whitstable Oyster Festival taking place this coming week, I have been thinking about the high nutritional value of this seafood, in particular its zinc content, which has led to claims of sexually stimulating effects.

Forty more rainy days?

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 11 Jul 2012

AFTER weeks of wet weather we have nearly reached St Swithun’s Day (15 July). According to weather lore, if rain occurs on St Swithun’s Day, it will be followed by a further forty rainy days.

Drugs in drinking water

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 11 Jul 2012

Spanish researchers have found that drinking tapwater may turn us all into passive consumers of drugs of abuse. Illicit drugs are known to occur in waste water and surface water, but this new research offers the first significant evidence that they find their way through purification processes into our drinking water.

History of pharmacy in the Big Easy

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 11 Jul 2012

New Orleans is a major US holiday destination. Most tourists head for the French Quarter, attracted by the architecture, the tourist-oriented jazz and the chance to sit on the Mississippi levee scoffing a muffuletta and watching the mock paddle steamers motoring by.

Venue specific training

Posted by: Sunita GillThu, 5 Jul 2012

Last week I had my final games maker training event, called "Venue specific training".

Bizarre “slo-mo” films

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 4 Jul 2012

Cecil Milton Hepworth wrote the first British book about the cinema, ‘Animated photography: the ABC of the cinematograph’, in 1897. He also produced short films, some of which demonstrated special effects techniques developed by film-makers. Two of his titles, ‘The egg-laying man’ and ‘How it feels to be run over’, may give you some idea of his work.

Petrol sniffing strategy

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 4 Jul 2012

Inhaling petrol fumes is a form of substance abuse often associated with remote and poorer parts of the world, where it causes terrible devastation in terms of health, violence, crime and the breakdown of community and family structures.

Controlling a low-flying Dorset pest

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 4 Jul 2012

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