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NHS no to dandruff and diarrhoea treatment

NHS England has announced a crackdown on the treatment of “minor” ailments such as dandruff and diarrhoea. Thirty-five treatments responsible for £570m of spending have been targeted. All are available over-the-counter in pharmacies. And...

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Guidelines for Resuscitation: 2017 Update

In recent years, the scale and pace of new clinical trials and observational studies in resuscitation science has grown rapidly. This prompted ILCOR to review its approach to evidence synthesis and to transition from...

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Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says. Action on Salt analysed more than 150 dishes and found some contained half...

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Sipping acidic fruit teas can wear away teeth, says study

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King’s College London team found that drinking them between...

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Stay Well Pharmacy Campaign

‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ is a new campaign from NHS England which encourages people, especially parents and carers of children under the age of 5, to visit their local pharmacy team first for minor health...

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Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Two children needed life-saving surgery after accidentally swallowing powerful magnetic balls which are being used to mimic body piercings in a new craze. One of the youngsters, Freddie Webster, 12, had to have part...

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