Category Archives: News

Blood Vessels in Lungs Split in Response to COVID-19

William Li, MD, president and medical director, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA.  Steven Mentzer, MD, professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Todd Bull, MD, professor, Medicine-pulmonary sciences & critical care, The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO The New England Journal of Medicine: “Pulmonary Vascular Endothelialitis, Thrombosis, and Angiogenesis in… Read More »

5 Benefits and Side Effects of the Keto Diet

5 Benefits and Side Effects of the Keto Diet : Most people, when they hear the word ‘keto’, think ‘lose weight.’ This is what social media has been feeding us; pictures of before and after adopting the ketosis diet plan. If losing weight is your intent, then start swapping cereals with eggs and bacon, fasting for… Read More »

Paper Device Rapidly Measures Lithium Levels in Blood

Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a paper-based point-of-care device which can measure lithium levels in a drop of blood. The device could help patients with bipolar disorder to keep track of their blood lithium levels. Lithium carbonate is used to treat bipolar disorder, but must be administered carefully as the concentration range… Read More »

Vhi launches 8-week Digital Lifestyle Programme: Vhi Health Squad

Vhi has announced details of ‘Vhi Health Squad’ a new 8-week digital lifestyle programme that has been created to support people in looking after their health and wellbeing. The programme takes a holistic approach to general health and wellbeing and includes mindfulness, fitness, nutrition, sleep, environment, financial and parenting support. The content and advice has… Read More »

Pharmacy Fun Fact: May 22 – Pharmacy Times

Which English king started the first recognized pharmacy organization in the western world? Answer: King James I The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London was granted a charter in 1617. Previously, apothecaries had been grouped together with grocers. After its founding, the society made itself invaluable in the coming centuries, treating the sick during the… Read More »