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17/Jan/2019

Health impact of genetic 'iron-overdose disease' may have been underestimated

'A “stealth disease” which causes iron to build up to toxic levels may be responsible for thousands of cancers and disabling joint problems written off as part of ageing' The Independent reports
16/Jan/2019

Do shop receipts contain cancer-causing chemicals?

"Up to 90 per cent of receipts contain cancer-causing chemicals, experts have warned," the Mail Online reports. In a new study, researchers looked at whether the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be found in shop, till, cashpoint or similar types of receipts. BPA used to be widely used in the manufacture of plastics and resins.
15/Jan/2019

Media claims of breast cancer testing tool are premature

'GPs could use breast cancer 'calculator' to predict risk to women' The Guardian reports
10/Jan/2019

HRT patches and gels 'may be safer' than tablets for older women

'Hormone replacement therapy tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots, research has suggested' The Guardian reports
09/Jan/2019

Blood pressure warnings about the 'keto diet' may not apply to humans

"Is the trendy Keto diet bad for you?" asks the Mail Online. The headline refers to the increasingly popular ketogenic diet. This diet involves eating a combination of high-fat and low-carbohydrate foods. As the body usually uses carbs for energy, the diet is designed to "force" the body to burn off fat instead as an alternative energy source. This can help promote weight loss.
08/Jan/2019

'Exercise hormone' may play a role in combating Alzheimer's disease

"An 'exercise pill' mimicking the effects of a gym workout could prevent Alzheimer's disease," the Daily Mirror reports. The "pill" is actually a reference to a protein called irisin. Irisin has been dubbed the "exercise hormone" because previous research found it's released from muscles in response to physical activity. Researchers wanted to see if irisin, or the lack of it, had any role or impact in Alzheimer's disease.
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1 Richmond Road, Manton, Worksop. Nottinghamshire. S8O 2TP
Superintendent Pharmacist:
Mustafa Bhaiji

Pharmacist GPhC Reg. Number: 2051032
Premises GPhC Reg. Number: 
1109387
Manton Pharmacy
1 Richmond Road, Manton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S8O 2TP
Superintendent Pharmacist: Mustafa Bhaiji