Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: December 2014
Making needles by hand was a risky job because of the likelihood of contracting “Pointer’s rot”, a crippling lung disease caused by inhaling dust from ground metal and grindstone.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus, a ship that has been helping with the Ebola crisis in west Africa, is equipped with a 100-bed medical complex, but it cannot be classified as a hospital ship. Roger Poole explains.
James Parkinson, who discovered the shaking palsy that established Parkinson’s as a recognised medical condition, died 190 years ago on 21 December 1824
Many people might have received a health-tracking watch or bracelet for Christmas. Jessica Bartlet explains why they are useful tools for individuals and, potentially, the NHS.
Charity Pharmacist Support has recently launched a series of wellbeing workshops for pharmacists, preregistration trainees and pharmacy students. Emma Page shares some tips from the workshop she attended this week.
Andrew Haynes describes a white flower, the so-called “zombie cucumber”, which can induce hallucinations when ingested.
Despite the myth that hot air dryers are more hygienic, Andrew Haynes explains that paper towels are actually better for three important reasons.
After analysing a small study in healthy young adults, which found that eating deep-fried Mars bar caused a significant impairment in cerebrovascular reactivity in men, Pam Mason advises sticking to porridge for breakfast.
Pam Mason describes a study from the British Dental Journal, which found that 5% of Roman skulls examined showed signs of moderate to severe gum disease, compared with up to 20% of adults with chronic progressive periodontitis today.