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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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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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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...

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze 9

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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Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Three batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers have been recalled because they do not deliver the full number of doses. The MHRA – the body that regulates the devices – warned...