Drowning Can Occur Hours After Swimming

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — While it happens rarely, a person can drown on dry land hours after having been in the water. There are two types of such drowning, dry drowning and secondary drowning, explained Dr. Jessica Lanerie, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. “These are sometimes used interchangeably, but …

MS charity says cannabis should be legalised for medicinal use

Source: Shutterstock.com Multiple sclerosis is the only condition that has a licensed treatment derived from cannabis, Sativex, but apart from in Wales no pricing agreement has been struck between the manufacturer and the NHS Cannabis should be legalised for medicinal use for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to relieve their pain, a leading charity has …

When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets

SUNDAY, July 30, 2017 — People are urged to prepare for disasters by having an emergency plan, and animal experts say that your plan needs to include your pets. Hurricanes, tornadoes or floods can be unpredictable, and although no one can control the weather, people can control how prepared they are for these threats. If …

RPS antimicrobial experts take to the airwaves

Antibiotics experts from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society have featured across the media today, in response to a British Medical Journal  article that questioned established advice to always complete a course of antibiotics. The Pharmaceutical Journal 28 JUL 2017 Source link

Coffee Booster wins ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice Award

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Coffee Booster won the ECRM/Drug Store News Buyers Choice Award for its line of liquid health supplements for coffee during ECRM’s Weight Management, Sports Nutrition & Vitamin EPPS held here recently. And Corr-Jensen was a finalist with its ORB Sleep Complex vitamins. The two companies were selected from dozens of entries in the …

Surgeons Warn of Trampolines' Down Side

SATURDAY, July 29, 2017 — A trampoline may have your kids jumping for joy, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reminds parents of potential dangers. In 2015, more than 295,000 medically treated trampoline injuries occurred in the United States. These included almost 103,000 emergency department visits, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. …

MEP 41: guidance on new psychoactive substances and updates to continuing professional development

Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society There are new sections on prescribing and dispensing to the same person, and new psychoactive substances Edition 41 of Medicines, Ethics and Practice (MEP) will be distributed with the July issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal and will be available to download from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) website from 31 July …

GlaxoSmithKline names former Walmart CIO to top tech post

LONDON — GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday announced that Karenann Terrell has been appointed chief digital & technology officer with a company-wide remit to transform how new technologies are used to improve performance across GlaxoSmithKline. Terrell will join GSK Sept. 4 and will be a member of the corporate executive team. Terrell’s previous role was chief information officer …