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Dementia link with anticholinergic drugs

Drugs to treat allergies, depression and bladder complaints can increase the chance of developing dementia. more →

Community pharmacy services A new model of pharmacy in North East London

The ‘SelfCare Pharmacy’ initiative aims to provide a viable new model of pharmacy care that delivers results for patients and meets commissioners’ expectations. more →

EMA recommends suspending licences for 700 GVK Biosciences drugs

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending that the marketing authorisations for more than 700 generic products manufactured by GVK Biosciences in Hyderabad, India, be suspended. more →

Community pre-regs more likely to be dissatisfied with training

Differences are driven by the sector trained in, with those who completed their training in the community sector more likely to be dissatisfied. more →

EMA recommends approval of weight loss drug liraglutide

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending that the prescription-only injectabledrugliraglutide (Saxenda) should be granted a marketing authorisation as a weight loss product. more →

Public health campaign highlights heartburn link to cancer

People who experience heartburn each day for three consecutive weeks may be at risk of oesophageal or stomach cancer and should visit their GP, according to a new public health campaign in England launched on 26 January 2015. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

UK health worker monitored for Ebola

A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone. more →

Churches oppose three-person babies

Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change. more →

Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Japan hostage Goto 'killed' - video

A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. more →

Actress Geraldine McEwan dies

Actress Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on ITV, has died aged 82, her family says. more →

Victim fund tops £160k in three days

Well-wishers donate more than £160,000 in three days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home. more →

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