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12/Dec/2018

Dietary advice and self-weighing may help avoid Christmas weight gain

"Regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas," reports ITV News. Researchers say most people put on a small amount of weight each year, and that much of this weight gain happens over the Christmas holiday period. The British Dietary Association says some people may consume around 6,000 calories on Christmas Day alone, 3 times the recommended daily amount.
11/Dec/2018

Puzzle-solving 'doesn't slow down mental decline in older people'

"Crosswords do not prevent dementia but can make your brain sharper to start off with," reports the Mail Online. The question of whether doing puzzles and problem-solving activities can stave off mental decline in older age is often debated. This study of 498 people born in Scotland in 1936 found people who enjoyed intellectually stimulating tasks had better mental functioning at around age 64 than less intellectually active people, but that their rate of mental decline from that point was the same.
10/Dec/2018

Could some people benefit from a higher dosage of statins?

'Higher doses of statins could prevent thousands of deaths, research finds' The Independent reports
06/Dec/2018

Hypnotherapy may offer relief from IBS symptoms

'Hypnosis could be an effective way of treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a study has suggested' the Mail Online reports
05/Dec/2018

Chemicals in cosmetics and perfumes linked to earlier puberty in girls

'Chemicals found in perfume, hand creams and body lotion may make girls go through puberty months early' the Mail Online reports
04/Dec/2018

Older people 'would benefit' from weight training and more protein

"GPs should prescribe protein powders and weight lifting to pensioners to help reverse frailty," The Daily Telegraph reports.
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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