Pharmacy News

New NHS research internships open to pharmacists

Pharmacists will be able to apply for government funding from autumn 2014 to enrol in an internship scheme aimed at developing research skills. more →

RCGP calls for 'COBRA-style taskforce' on childhood obesity

The RCGP is calling for a COBRA-style emergency taskforce to tackle the growing prevalence of childhood obesity before a generation is ‘destroyed’ by poor diet and the NHS is overwhelmed. more →

First woman president of FIP elected

Spanish pharmacist Carmen Peña has been elected president of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). more →

Warning over rising rates of GDM

Children exposed to gestational diabetes in utero are themselves around six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than children not exposed. more →

New scheme increases pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland

A pilot project that increases pharmacist support in remote areas of Scotland, which will run for one year and cost £62,000, has been launched in the Western Isles. more →

WHO wants health policies that reduce climate change

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote policies that will reduce climate change and its consequences, says the World Health Organization (WHO). more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Hospitals seeing more skin cancer

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show. more →

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US. more →

British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Reunite Ashya with parents - Clegg

The deputy prime minister calls for the parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King to be freed from custody and reunited with their son. more →

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea. more →

Abuse case council faces inspection

The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake the child abuse scandal, Home Secretary Theresa May says. more →

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