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.
A month dedicated to all urology disease so fewer people will suffer from conditions and cancers that affect our kidneys, urinary tract as well as the reproductive system for men. Through out September The Urology Foundation will be shining a spotlight on urology health through patient stories, TUF-funded professionals making a difference today as well as talking about the conditions that are not commonly spoken about, yet are common.
"Baby foods found too sweet to encourage variety of tastes in children," says The Guardian. The newspaper reports on a survey of how much fruit and vegetables are in shop-bought baby foods and how this contributes to the foods' sugar levels. We know sweet flavours are more popular, so it's perhaps unsurprising that researchers found commercial baby foods feature more fruit than veg. These foods also tended to have more sweet-tasting vegetables, such as carrot and sweet potato, than vegetables with a bitter taste. The total amount of sugar in the foods was associated with the amount of fruit and vegetables, which may mean they are used to sweeten the foods.
Chemical cosh' scandal: Thousands of patients with no history of mental illness needlessly given cocktail of antipsychotic drugs," says the Mail Online. The emotive words "needlessly" and "cocktail" are the Mail's imaginative inventions in its largely factually accurate report on a well-conducted and important piece of research. The research in question looked at prescriptions of psychiatric drugs given to people with learning disabilities. It found â
"Sleep longer to lower risk of catching cold," says The Daily Telegraph of research on how sleep duration and quality could affect your risk of catching a cold. In this small, research experiment, electronic sleep sensors and records of how much volunteers slept were used to determine sleep patterns before the volunteers were given a dose of a common cold virus. Researchers then looked at whether they developed cold symptoms over the following days.
"Lack of vitamin D may cause multiple sclerosis, study finds," reports the Guardian. A large study found people genetically programmed to have lower vitamin D levels are at an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).