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Dr Miriam Stoppard: We should be using pharmacists to spot the early signs of cancer

Pharmacists always get my vote, but are we underusing this group of highly trained ­specialists? Could they serve as early diagnosis hubs to spot signs of cancer and improve cancer survival rates? A report by University College London says they could. It says pharmacists could refer people with persistent lung cancer symptoms – such as… Read More »

China’s wild animal trade should be banned for good if future viruses are to be stopped, activists warn

Badgers, rare birds, pangolins and monkeys are sold in the wildlife markets of Mongla, a remote town on the border with China. Much of the wildlife is eaten as it is believed to be an aphrodisiac. The illegal trade in endangered species is believed to be worth more than $ 5 billion worldwide every year.… Read More »

Who should diuretics be

They inhibit electrolyte reabsorption from the lumen of the nephron, diuretics are tools of considerable therapeutic importance. As with other blood pressure lowering medicines, there is an increased risk of hyperkalaemia with potassium, diuretics usually make people need to pass urine more frequently. Sparing diuretics where a patient has – consider earlier who should diuretics… Read More »