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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: August 2012

My Last Thoughts And Thank You Sainsbury's

Posted by: Sunita GillFri, 31 Aug 2012

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Working As A Pharmacist Games Maker At The Paralympic Games

Posted by: Sunita GillFri, 31 Aug 2012

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Another health benefit of taking up swimming

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 29 Aug 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.

New light on role of zinc in curing colds

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 29 Aug 2012

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.

Reasons to be non-adherent

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 29 Aug 2012

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.

My Last Thoughts At The End Of The Olympic Games

Posted by: Sunita GillSat, 18 Aug 2012

It’s so hard to believe that the Olympic Games are now over.

Athletics At The Stadium

Posted by: Sunita GillSat, 18 Aug 2012

I was overjoyed on receiving notification that we had successfully bought tickets to the Athletics Final, as it was a much anticipated race.

One who idly footles

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 15 Aug 2012

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.

Amelia's medicines?

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 15 Aug 2012

Lady who fostered smallpox protection

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 15 Aug 2012

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. 

My Visit To The Stratford Polyclinic

Posted by: Sunita GillSun, 12 Aug 2012

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Medal for great science

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 1 Aug 2012

The Royal Society has awarded this year’s Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize, to Sir John Walker for his work on ATP synthase. The medal has been awarded since 1731, and previous winners include Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Strange physics puzzle

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 1 Aug 2012

If you put a container of hot water and a container of cold water in a freezer, which freezes first? Although no one knows exactly why, it is the hot water.

Why gauche Olympians may succeed

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 1 Aug 2012

Keen Olympics fans may have noticed a higher prevalence of left-handers in interactive sports such as tennis, badminton and table tennis than is found in

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