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Published on September 14, 2015

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

 In Britain, 2.6 million adults are using e-cigarettes as a method to try and quit smoking as they are 95% less harmful than tobacco. The NHS have acknowledged the safety of using                     e–cigarettes and they could soon be prescribed on the NHS to encourage more smokers to quit. However, it must be noted that [...]

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Published on September 7, 2015

Should we all take a daily vitamin D supplement?

Should we all take a daily vitamin D supplement?

Current Government guidelines state that those between the ages of 6 months up to 5 years should take a daily supplement of vitamin D, largely because this vitamin in particular is difficult to obtain through diet alone. This guideline is currently being revised by the Government and according to the new guideline draft everyone within [...]

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Published on August 25, 2015

10 fascinating facts about children’s dental health

10 fascinating facts about children’s dental health

Summer holidays can consist of sugary and fizzy treats whilst children are not in school. However, as we are now approaching the end of the summer holidays it is important to ensure we do not damage our children’s teeth as we get ready for the back to school period. The British Dental Health Foundation has [...]

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Published on August 13, 2015

Getting all sewn up!

Getting all sewn up!

This week at StockdaleMartin we’ve been discovering the science behind sewing buttons into dog’s ears! We received a photo of a friends dog having come home from a trip to the vets with a number of button’s sewn into his ear. On investigation we discovered that this was apparently a very normal process where a [...]

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Published on August 3, 2015

The increasing dominance of chain pharmacy

The increasing dominance of chain pharmacy

Boots have recently launched an outpatient pharmacy service. The service is an initial trial and partnership with Northampton General Hospital where a Boots pharmacy has now been opened. The new arrangement enables patients to access pharmacy services more conveniently and at ease. The arrangement also means the hospital is able to reinvest those Pharmacists working [...]

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Published on July 27, 2015

“Appworld” – discovering the future of multi-platform applications

“Appworld” – discovering the future of multi-platform applications

  Here at StockdaleMartin, our Creative Director André has been on a recent trip to the country best known for bratwurst and beer, Germany! On his trip André attended the “Appworld” conference in Berlin to discover the future of the digital world. “Appworld” is a yearly conference showcasing digital innovations with a specific focus on [...]

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Published on July 22, 2015

Bridging the gap within the Healthcare Professional world

The Primary Care Pharmacist’s Association has in recent months set up a group to identify those Pharmacists within the UK who are interested in working within GP practices. A number of Pharmacists have been attracted by this offering to ultimately help bring the pharmacy and GP world closer. The group was initially set up following [...]

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Published on October 21, 2014

The fight against sugar

The fight against sugar

Researchers have conducted an exercise to assess teenagers’ drinks choices when they are exposed to the sugar content of fizzy drinks. For six weeks, researchers displayed signs in corner shops around Baltimore in America explaining the sugar content of drinks in a format that teenagers can relate to. Rather than simply displaying the calorie content, [...]

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Published on October 7, 2014

Dr Google will see you now

Dr Google will see you now

The last time you felt unwell, did you look up your symptoms online? If you did, you’re not alone! In recent years there has been a 13.5% surge in the number of people searching for terms related to their health, and a third of doctors surveyed say that their patients come to them with their [...]

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Published on August 28, 2014

A pain-free future for dentistry?

A pain-free future for dentistry?

A survey by the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed one in three people find visiting the dentist frightening. 31% of respondents claimed needles and injections were their main cause of fear whilst 25% were most concerned about pain. Are you among those scared of visiting the dentist? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear [...]

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