Shocking new figures from Macmillan Cancer Support show that over 220,000 9-16 year olds (4%) believe that you can ‘catch’ cancer from someone else. The poll of 500 school children, shows that under-16 year olds are worryingly ill-informed about the lifestyle choices that can lead to cancer. Nearly all (97%) surveyed were unaware that sunburn can cause cancer, one in
Almost 60 per cent of people with diabetes are not meeting their cholesterol targets despite the vast majority of them now getting it checked at least once a year, according to a new analysis by Diabetes UK.While the charity welcomes the news that 91.6 per cent of people with diabetes in England are now getting the annual check, according to
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released its first inventory of research needs in children’s medicines for consultation, and hopes to highlight commercial possibilities to pharma while helping fill R&D gaps. Developed by the Agency’s Paediatric Committee (PDCO), the first details from the inventory cover cardiovascular medicines for use in children, and sets out where further R&D is needed for
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how a key protein fuels breast cancer growth by boosting numbers of cancer stem cells in tumours that have low levels of a protein called claudin, accounting for up to ten per cent of all breast cancers.This raises the prospect that treatments currently being developed to inhibit this key protein – called Transforming Growth
John Gentle, immediate past RPS Assembly Treasurer, former member of the RPS English Pharmacy Board and long serving RPSGB Council member has been given the Charter Award for 2012 by the Society in recognition of his outstanding service and contribution to pharmacy.