Managing Motion Sickness

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 — Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun? If you suffer from motion sickness, there are some ways to deal with it, …

Experimental cholesterol drug failed to prevent cardiovascular events

Source: Shutterstock.com In a phase III trial, researchers assessed the effect of cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitor, evacetrapib, on cardiovascular outcomes in 12,092 patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease. In phase II trials, the cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitor, evacetrapib, increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels by up to 130% and reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by …

Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 — Depression is known to be linked to worsening physical health, and a new study finds this may be especially true for cancer caregivers. The researchers recommended assessing caregivers’ mental health soon after their loved one’s cancer diagnosis. “Identifying caregivers in need, and connecting these caregivers to effective and accessible psychosocial …

Online GP service Push Doctor Limited not providing safe care, according to CQC

  Source: Pushdoctor.co.uk Push Doctor promises quick access to a GP for patients. Following a comprehensive inspection carried out on 1 March 2017, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported that Push Doctor Limited, an online GP service, was not providing safe care in accordance with current regulations. The CQC found that in some cases …

QS/1 names new president with wealth of industry experience

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — QS/1 has found its new president. QS/1 parent company J M Smith has named Saul Factor to the position, effective July 1, following an international search to replace Tammy Devine, who is retiring after 35 years with the company. “Saul brings such a unique set of skills to QS/1,” Devine said. “As …

Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 — Lots of people like that sun-kissed look on their skin, but experts caution against any tanning at all. “There’s no such thing as a healthy tan. Tanning is a sign of skin damage,” said Dr. Ross Levy, chief of dermatology at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He explained …

Poor medicines delivery practices prompt safety review

Source: Shutterstock.com Boots UK and other members of the Company Chemists’ Association reported incidents of poor practice inhume delivery of medicines, with medicines falling into the wrong hands The Community Pharmacy Patient Safety Group has launched a full review of its standard operating procedures (SOP) after several incidents of poor practice in its members’ medicines …