Closures affect one in eight pharmacies in the US

In a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015, one in eight pharmacies, or 9,654, had closed during this period. The researchers examined how pharmacy, community and market characteristics influenced the risk of a pharmacy […]

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Bride loses eight stone in a year to fit into her dream wedding dress

When Gemma Dobbing found the perfect dress for her wedding, she was determined to slim down to make sure it fit on the big day. Gemma, 32, had put on weight in recent years following the birth of her little boy, Charlie, now three. The council worker had been so busy that her diet simply wasn’t a priority, resulting in […]

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The average anxiety sufferer doesn’t seek help for eight years

Like many Australians, it took years for Gemma Latter to seek help. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, and we are better at talking about it than we have ever been. So, why does it still take the average person diagnosed with an anxiety disorder more than eight years to seek help? A new survey by […]

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Eight questions helpful for assessing IBD in primary care

(HealthDay)—The CalproQuest, an eight-item questionnaire, is a feasible instrument for assessing patients for inflammatory bowel disease in primary care settings, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Corinne Chmiel, P.D., Dr.Med., from the University of Zurich, and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of CalproQuest for at least two weeks […]

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