Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: August 2012
As a regular swimmer who aims to swim 50 lengths at least three times a week, I was interested in recent research suggesting that swimming could improve vascular function and reduce blood pressure.
The value of zinc supplements as a potential cure for the common cold is controversial. Zinc lozenges, however, have been shown fairly consistently to reduce the duration of a cold and to act rapidly, particularly if they are taken within 24 hours of developing a cold.
Following an earlier piece on the relative lack of adherence to medication among women compared with that of men (PJ 2012;288:572), I began to wonder about the possible reasons why women do not always take their medicines.
It’s so hard to believe that the Olympic Games are now over.
I was overjoyed on receiving notification that we had successfully bought tickets to the Athletics Final, as it was a much anticipated race.
When the name “Footler” was suggested as a nom de plume for my contributions to The Pharmaceutical Journal I took it as a reflection of the freedom I am given to explore almost any subject that catches my eye.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who died from cancer 250 years ago on 21 August 1762, was a prolific letter writer, essayist, feminist and traveller. She was born Mary Pierrepont in 1689 and in 1712 eloped with Edward Wortley Montagu to avoid an arranged marriage.