People 'more likely to feel pain on humid days'

People with long-term health problems such as arthritis are more likely to feel pain on humid days, a study has suggested. Folklore suggests the cold makes pain worse - but there is actually little research into the weather's effects. And this University of Manchester study of 2,500 people, which collected data via smartphones, found symptoms were actually worse on warmer, damper days. Researchers hope the findings will steer future research into why that is. Hearing someone say their knee is playing up because of the weather is pretty common - usually because of the cold, Some say they can even predict the weather based on how their joints feel. But carrying out scientific research into how

Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'

To get the best out of your daily blood pressure medication, take it just before you go to bed, say researchers. It's a simple tip that could save lives, they say in the European Heart Journal. The pills offer more protection against heart attacks and strokes when taken at bedtime rather than in the morning, a large new study suggests. Experts believe our body's biological 'clock' or natural 24-hour rhythm alters our response to the medication. Synchronise pills to your body clock There is mounting evidence that many different drugs, including heart pills, might work better when taken at specific times of the day. This latest trial is the largest so far to look at the phenomenon with high bl

Biggest NHS flu campaign under way

About 30 million people - nearly half the UK population - are being offered the flu vaccine, in the biggest winter vaccination campaign the NHS has seen. For the first time, all primary school pupils can have the vaccination free. Alongside children - so-called super-spreaders - the over-65s, pregnant women and those with existing illnesses will also be offered the vaccine. Meanwhile, the government said it was confident the flu campaign would not be disrupted by a possible no-deal Brexit. Contingency plans Manufacturers have been asked to ensure all supplies are in the UK by 31 October, when the UK is set to leave the EU. Normally, deliveries continue into November and December. Currently,

Teenage girls on the pill at greater risk of depression, study finds

Teenage girls who take the contraceptive pill are at greater risk of suffering symptoms linked to depression, according to a new study. Ever since the pill became available in the UK in 1961, researchers have been trying to understand the connection between oral birth control and mood. While previous studies have linked the contraceptive to everything from breast cancer to blood clots and weight gain, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands have added important, new information regarding its association with depressive symptoms. In the study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, scien

Parents warned about 'potentially harmful' teething products

British parents are being warned about the ‘potential dangers’ of popular teething products, which dentists say could put infants’ health at risk. Anyone who has ever stayed up all night with a teething baby will testify they’ll do almost anything to help soothe the pain, with many turning to teething gels and powders. But the British Dental Association (BDA) is urging parents to ‘be on alert’, following new research revealing 9 of the 14 teething products contain ingredients with potentially harmful side effects. The research, published in the British Dental Journal, examined all products currently licensed in the UK by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The res

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Yew Tree Pharmacy

Yew Tree Pharmacy, 20 Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, West Midlands, WS5 4LB.

Tel: (01922) 62 6918 
Fax: (01922) 63 7542 

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm;

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm;

Sunday Closed;

Open Over Lunch

Bank Holidays 2020

Aug 31 - Closed
Dec 25 - Closed
Dec 28 - Closed

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