Those with gum disease are at greater risk of high blood pressure

According to a recent study published in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), people with gum disease (periodontitis) are more likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension). Senior author Professor Francesco D’Aiuto of UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK, said: “We observed a linear association – the more severe periodontitis is, the

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ABPI and Birmingham Health Partners collaborate on health challenges

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) have formed a partnership in order to “tackle the biggest health challenges” within Birmingham. The partnership, which will focus on West Midlands’ six million residents, will utilise real-time clinical trials and health data to accelerate research and improve cancer care, maternity services,

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Same day pharmacy consultations may relieve pressure on GPs

Department of Health and Social Care has announced that same-day pharmacy consultations will now be offered to patients with minor issues. The new NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service will offer local pharmacy appointments to anyone calling NHS 111 about the minor conditions such as earache or a sore throat. If testing is successful, GPs and A&E

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