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Day: April 19, 2019

Scottish Govt Boosts Pharmacy Education with £2.85m

Scottish Govt Boosts Pharmacy Education with £2.85m

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Almost £3m is being invested by the Scottish government to expand experiential learning of student pharmacists, with some funding being used to enable students to experience remote and rural practice. Under the Scottish Pharmacy Experiential Learning scheme, student pharmacists currently undertake experiential learning in community pharmacy and hospitals, but a funding injection of £2.85m for 2018/ 2019 will enable them to experience new settings such as primary care and NHS 24. The scheme according to a report published in Pharmaceutical Journal is organised through a partnership between Robert Gordon University, the University of Strathclyde, NHS Education for Scotland and other pharmacy stakeholders. “This funding will enhance the experiential learning of student pharmacists, mak
Consuming Ice-Cold Drinks Impairs Heart Function –Experts

Consuming Ice-Cold Drinks Impairs Heart Function –Experts

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Studies have long shown that being hydrated has crucial health advantages not only physically but also mentally. Experts therefore recommend that men aged 19 and above drink about 3.7 liters of water on a daily basis while women aged 19 and above take about 2.7 liters each day. And now the question arises, does the consumption of ice-cold water have any (negative) health implications? Some people are of the view that consuming cold water is an unwholesome habit that can impact negatively on your health in the long run. Experts say this is borne out of the fact that consuming ice-cold water and drinks puts a squeeze on your stomach, causing a slow down on digestion of food following a meal. And just recently, a health expert, Dr. Peters Irobo, who is also the Chief Medical Director of...