Adding a spoonful of table sugar to a glass of water could be just as good as - or better than - a sports drink, several media outlets have reported. The news comes from a study that compared whether a group of long-distance cyclists performed better when they had a glucose or sucrose mix drink.
"The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat," The Guardian reports, after researchers found that E.coli bacteria from food products in China has developed resistance to colistin â
"Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help people live longer, new research has found," The Independent reports. Research suggests a link between regular coffee consumption and reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease - whether people drank the normal or decaffeinated variety.
Here's some facts about pharmacists: -Pharmacists are available without appointment for advice and treatment for minor ailments -Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and have support teams ready to answer questions and offer advice -It's a pharmacist's job to help you get the most out of your medicines -Pharmacists study at university for 4 years and then have a further year in practice before qualifying -The majority of pharmacies now have consultation rooms, where you can talk to a pharmacist without being overheard
Kepple Lane Pharmacy will be providing a walk in session for the NHS flu vaccination in the Green Room at Barton Grange Garden Centre on Monday 2nd November 2015 between 11am to 3pm. This will be free for people aged 18 years and older and who are eligible to receive the vaccine. If you don't qualify for a free vaccination, there is a £9 charge. You are eligible to receive an NHS flu jab if you: - are 65 years of age or over - are pregnant* - are a carer* - have certain medical conditions* including asthma, COPD, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, neurological disease and diabetes. *patients must be 18 years of age or over The pharmacist providing the vaccination is fully trained and they will be giving patients exactly the same vaccinations as GP practices.