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Myopia rates to soar by 2050

Five billion people – half the world’s population – could have myopia by 2050, according to new research

Diabetes found to affect breast feeding

New mothers with low milk supply are significantly more likely to have had diabetes during pregnancy

Giving skincare a makeover

We review the medicated skincare category

Being a pre-registration tutor

This CPD module covers the various aspects of being a pre-registration tutor

Future Pharmacist - Spring 2016

Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of Future Pharmacist. We have a veritable feast of informative and  exciting content to see you through to summertime, so whatever your interests, you’re sure to find something to whet your appetite. BPSA President, Lottie Bain, explains to us how members can get involved with our BPSA campaigns. These are designed to promote your views in the wider world of pharmacy and help us to advocate for a better future. Annual Conference is coming up very soon. This is a life-changing early step on your journey in the world of pharmacy, and I look forward to seeing you there! Annual conference organisers Charlotte and Izzie give us a sneak preview of what they have lined up. Our CPPE professional development article gives us expert advice on honing your communication skills, all-important for providing good care to patients. If you haven’t heard of MedicinesComplete, check out our review of this comprehensive database. It could come in very handy during report writing. To download Future Pharmacist, click here.

Menopause linked to frequent migraine attacks

Perimenopausal migraine sufferers are particularly likely to experience frequent attacks, research suggests

UKCPA viewpoint: Candida in pregnancy

The role of imidazoles in managing vulvovaginal candidiasis in pregnancy is examined.

Coffee consumption linked to smoking

Smoking and caffeine consumption seem to be linked, according to a new study in the UK and Netherlands.

The National Living Wage - what you need to know

Pharmacy law practitioner Richard Hough explains what the new requirements of the National Living Wage will mean for pharmacy businesses

Dispensing errors: reducing the risks

Gary Choo, Numark’s head of information services, explains how to minimise the risks associated with dispensing errors

OTC treatment of haemorrhoids

Alan Nathan summarises the contents and mode of action, and use of OTC haemorrhoid preparations

Public still underestimates obesity-cancer link

Forty-one per cent of adults in Britain don’t know that being overweight increases cancer risk

Taking a pain check

We round up of the latest news in the topical analgesics and joint care category

Get more out of your in-store technology

Advances in CCTV technology mean that data captured can now provide insights into customer behaviour.

Hear and now

With record numbers of people being diagnosed with hearing loss, pharmacists are in an ideal position to help and advise.

Cancer screening works

Screening is more likely to pick up early cancers than GP referral or emergency presentation, new research finds

Out of the ashes

Access to vital stop smoking services could be in jeopardy, but pharmacy shouldn't give up as there is plenty still to be done.

Fracture increases risk of widespread pain in the body

New research suggests that spinal and hip fractures may double the risk of chronic widespread pain

Parasiticides for cats and dogs

This CPD module provides an overview on parasiticides for cats and dogs.

Leaps and bounds

Elle Cobbett is enjoying every minute of her apprenticeship at Day Lewis and can’t wait to qualify as a pharmacy technician.

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