Residents suffering from common ailments
will be able to get treatment from pharmacists under the new service.
Urban entertainment options such as Playstations, iPods and iPads have not only fuelled sedentary lifestyle, but they can also provide a ' trigger' for existing ailments
For these common ailments
effective treatments are readily available from pharmacies without the need for a prescription or a visit to the GP and pharmacists are trained to deal with common ailments
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Roger Walker said:"Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals; they are experts in medicines and already spend a good proportion of their time advising on common ailments
and recommending over-thecounter products.
Research shows that up to 40% of a GP's time is taken up dealing with patients suffering from minor ailments
Research has suggested up to 40% of a GP's time is taken up dealing with patients suffering from minor ailments
He confirmed that an unusual surge was also being registered in the incidence rate of the ailment
this November with 490 cases reported to the Dengue Prevention and Control Cell till 20th day of the current month, with 489 from Karachi only.
Experts said that cardiovascular diseases were becoming very common in Pakistan and there was a need to adopt healthy lifestyle, exercise and intake of balanced diet to avoid heart ailments
To identify the most important useful species in each ecoregion, the Relative Importance (RI) index was calculated: RI=NMUS+NT, where NMUS = number of medicinal use subcategories in which a given species is used, divided by the total number of medicinal use subcategories of the most versatile species; NT = number of total diseases and ailments
in which the cited species is found, divided by the total number of diseases and ailments
that the most versatile species obtained (Bennett & Prance, 2000; Albuquerque et al.
The scheme was for patients with minor seasonal ailments
Among the common ailments
associated with summer is heat stroke, which occurs when the body becomes overheated due to the high temperature and overexposure to the sun.
In many countries medicines for tuberculosis, cancer, Aids and other life-threatening ailments
as well as vaccines for polio are given free of charge.
MEDICAL experts in the Midlands are advising residents that they do not need to visit a doctor to obtain treatment for minor ailments
Formed in 2007, G Cubed makes several naturally derived products designed for various skin ailments
A NEW campaign has launched to enable people in Northumberland who receive free prescriptions to go straight to their pharmacy for treatment for minor ailments