Health

Day and Night Pharmacy. Falling and Laughing

Day and Night Pharmacy. Falling and Laughing

Falling & Laughing He hesitated a bit and stumbled as he approached the podium. The UN Assembly announcer had introduced the 93 year old president and called out for the aides to help support him. He just about made it. He […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – I Lost My Head

Day and Night Pharmacy – I Lost My Head

  I’ve just flown into the train. I’m huffing. I’m puffing. I’d have been late for work at the hub where I’m now employed. I’ve lost my pharmacy. I don’t want to lose my job. A good-for-nothing somebody has left […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Sugar Tax

Day and Night Pharmacy – Sugar Tax

Day and Night They didn’t call her the ‘German Tanker ‘for nothing. She could drink as much as any well-bred Irish… even ‘better’ because Southern African beer is heavy duty stuff- it’s food and drink; a thick porridge-like fermentation of […]

Day and Night – Cold Sores

Day and Night – Cold Sores

If you are old – sorry- I mean 65 years and over or you suffer from asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart condition, or if you are pregnant or a carer you should’ve had your flu vaccination by the time you read […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Out of Africa

Day and Night Pharmacy – Out of Africa

We’ve stopped at Nairobi Airport on our way to the Sorry State (Zim). Everyone here seems to have had a boost of serotonin and noradrenaline, two of some of the catecholamine chemical neurotransmitters responsible for good mood. I put this […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Human Behaviour

Day and Night Pharmacy – Human Behaviour

Isn’t it funny that whilst courting your partner seemed not to have a digestive system? All they took in got absorbed. There was no waste, no weight gain. Yet immediately after moving in you discover that they are only human. […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – What do they know?

Day and Night Pharmacy – What do they know?

The end of May this year is a bit special. Twenty years under the prison of love has begot us a once-gentle-but-now-stubborn 18-year-old, an exuberant 10-year-old and an inimitable 4-year-old Day & Night Pharmacy; truly blessed. Some things one can […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Forbidden fruit

Day and Night Pharmacy – Forbidden fruit

I keep getting reminded to write about medicines. Recently a patient asked me if he could take his high blood pressure medicine- amlodipine- two hours apart his daily drink of grape fruit juice as a way of complying with the […]

Day and Night – Taxman or Policeman

Day and Night – Taxman or Policeman

  I didn’t know that I’d end up a taxman or policeman… A new electronic system for checking eligibility for NHS fees exemption has been announced by the Department of Health. The system will run concurrently with the new electronic […]

Day and Night New Years Revolution

Day and Night New Years Revolution

New Years Revolution This year Day and Night Pharmacy is blasting into the new year. We’ve just acquired the flat above to create more room. Seeing how we keep getting busier and busier (thank you), perhaps we can start offering […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – January Disease

Day and Night Pharmacy – January Disease

Christmas festivities did not disappoint. The January disease follows with the usual uncompromising symptoms of pot bellies, empty pockets and hangovers. By the way a hangover is a result of alcohol’s water wasting (diuretic) effects and the failure of the […]

Day and Night Christmas Crackers

Day and Night Christmas Crackers

I’ve been reading a cracking book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman. I couldn’t put it down. No wonder so many young students want to study psychology. I hope they grasp the stuff because even if […]

Night and Day Pharmacy – Toilets in Space

Night and Day Pharmacy – Toilets in Space

It is not my wilful wish to come across as tasteless and insolent but hey, toiletless India has won the race to place a spacecraft in Mars orbit on its maiden attempt. Umm, quite an impressive example of a government […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Autumn of Discontent

Day and Night Pharmacy – Autumn of Discontent

I was on the brink of medication. I badly needed a break. My last article bears testimony to that. I lost it. One of my avid followers said I sounded like one of those grumpy old men. Another asked me […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer of Discontent

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer of Discontent

What a brilliant summer! We witnessed the football massacre of Brazil and the  thwarting of Argentina by the inimitable German machinery. Their ultra efficiency is only comparable to the Day and Night Carousel Repeats Service.  Oops!.. Please don’t quote me […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer Stings

Day and Night Pharmacy – Summer Stings

Summer Stings! I’ve got a pub hypothesis: the reason for the locals’ over-reaction to insect stings and their vulnerability to bacterial infections acquired thereof can be put down to just being British.    These islands are too clean and the […]

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine Issue 39

Welcome to East Leeds Magazine Issue 39

Like everyone we were shocked and saddened by the recent events at Corpus Christi School. We didn’t know Ann Maguire but quite a lot of our friends and readers were taught by her and it’s clear she was an incredible […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Tuckshop Pharmacy

Day and Night Pharmacy – Tuckshop Pharmacy

Time flies in a fast and friendly environment. It’s been three years of running like headless chickens whilst keeping a calm head to ensure client safety and satisfaction. We deliberately set out to go beyond the routine. We don’t want […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Cancer Cells

Day and Night Pharmacy – Cancer Cells

Cancer is a specialist area and I will restrict what I write to my knowledge of the pharmacology of cancer drugs- how the drugs work to try to fight this dreaded disease and how associated side effects are precipitated- using […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Pediculosis Capitis!

Day and Night Pharmacy – Pediculosis Capitis!

  I am pleased to announce that Day & Night Pharmacy has signed  contracts offered to pharmacies by local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups to provide free (NHS- funded) head lice treatment and advice. This will allow local GPs to concentrate […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Nelson Mandela R.I.P

Day and Night Pharmacy – Nelson Mandela R.I.P

Everyone wanted a piece of his legacy. As successive former and current leaders and heads of states of the UK, the USA and other countries streamed down to his memorial just about all of them omitted to mention that they […]

Day and Night Pharmacy – Campaign for Plain English

Day and Night Pharmacy – Campaign for Plain English

Campaign for Plain English by Abel Kubare English has been made easy. You’ll notice that the warning on your medicine label now reads ‘may make you sleepy’ instead of ‘may cause drowsiness’ just so that everyone gets it.   Some […]