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June is the Great Outdoors Month

It’s time to get out and enjoy the world around you.? There is so much the great outdoors has to offer, especially with the wonderful weather we’re having lately.? It?s also a great opportunity to encourage children in the importance of outside play and how getting out and about, can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

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New drug for melanoma sufferers

The HSE is expected to make a new cancer drug available free to patients with melanoma.? Pembrolizumab should be included in the State drugs scheme for the treatment of melanoma, the HSE drugs group has recommended.? The decision comes three months after the drug was approved on cost effectiveness grounds by the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics.? Oncologists had warned patients would die as a result of the delay in making the decision.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with PharmaPOS

Father’s Day is fast approaching and it’s a great time to promote your male grooming products with PharmaPOS.? We’ve now added more templates to our Father’s Day range and this year we’re celebrating Euro 2016. Let your customers see your special offers with these attractive and eye-catching signs.

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World No Tobacco Day is 31 May 2016

Research shows that 70% of smokers want to quit – so you?re not alone.?Quitting smoking can be difficult.? It’s also a different experience for every smoker:?some people succeed on the first try; others try many times before they quit for good.? If you’re thinking about quitting ask your pharmacist for help and advice today.
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Sunday 29th May is World Digestive Health Day

WDHD is aimed at raising public awareness of prevention and treatment of common digestive disorders.? In past years, WDHD focused on proper nutrition, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, enteric infections, common GI symptoms, liver cancer, gut microbes etc. and?there are?many issues still to cover.
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WHO Health Assembly 2016

25 MAY 2016 | GENEVA –?WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization?s history, establishing a new Health Emergencies Programme.? The programme adds operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies to complement its traditional technical and normative roles.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/2016/wha69/en/

 

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Today is World MS Day

Events and campaigns have taken place throughout?May, bringing the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.? In 2009, the?Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)?and members initiated the first World MS Day.? They have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year.
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Irish Pharmacy Awards 2016

Congratulations to Meagher’s Pharmacy?who won 2 awards – OTC Retailer of the Year and Business Development.? Congratulations also to Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy who won the RB Nurofen for Children Baby Health Award.? Other winners on the evening were James O’Sullivan, Padraig McGuinness, McCartan’s Pharmacy and?O’Donoghue’s Pharmacy to name but a few.? Well done to all.
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Supporting Green Ribbon

More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.? Our aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.
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World Hypertension Day

Hypertension?is the medical term used for high blood pressure and is a major cause of stroke and heart attack.? If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, together with your family doctor and a healthy lifestyle, you can keep your blood pressure at a healthy level and reduce your risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The only way you can find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, as there are few, if any, symptoms.
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