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A researcher from the University of Glasgow has received funding to develop new wearable technology capable of measuring the progress of neuromuscular diseases. Professor Hadi Heidari has been awarded...

Menopause and menstrual health policy

A recent study explored menstrual health and menopause at work, the results of which are being used to inform new NHS Scotland policy.


Day 1: After recognition that early antipsychotic drugs acting on dopamine pathways had an impact on vomiting, the search was on for an anti-emetic without extra pyramidal side-effects (EPS)....

Prescribing in cancer care

This article, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, sought to review the evidence surrounding nurse and pharmacist review of patients undergoing systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).

Excipient induced laxative thresholds

Based on the information above, what is the minimum expected amount of sorbitol (in g) for an adult that could produce a laxative effect?

A–Z of prescribing for children

It has been more widely accepted in recent years that the inclusion of patients in the therapeutic prescribing process is more beneficial to the patient, and concordance considers the wishes and...

Medication for hypertension management

NICE (2019a) recommends a clinic BP target of below 140/90 mmHg or a home BP target of 135/85 mmHg. In people over the age of 80 years, a higher cut-off point of 150/90 mmHg in clinic, or 145/85 mmHg...

Evolution of the use of quetiapine

Duncan et al (2016) published a study in the BMJ Open, which evaluated trends in the prescribing of quetiapine to adults in the Canadian province of Alberta between 2008 and 2013.

Probiotics and antibiotics

While promoting antibiotic stewardship, alternative antibiotic-free approaches to bacterial infections are being explored, including the use of probiotics, says George Winter

Supporting children, young people and families with eczema

Effective treatment of eczema demands good self-management which, if established early on, can lead to considerable improvements in quality of life (Ridd et al, 2017). Self-management can be...

Excipient induced laxative thresholds: answers

Based on the information above, what is the minimum expected amount of sorbitol (in g) for an adult that could produce a laxative effect?

A place for all prescribers in healthcare

It's the start of yet another academic year and there is no shortage of students of all kinds: the eager-faced pre-registration nurses for all fields of practice, undergraduate allied health...

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