Folic acid supplements can reduce the risk of stroke in people with high blood pressure

Folic acid supplements slash high blood pressure sufferers’ risk of suffering a stroke by almost 75 per cent, new research suggests. Adults with hypertension who take folic acid, alongside blood-pressure medication, every day for four years are 73 per cent less at risk of the life-threatening condition, a study found today. Previous research suggests folic […]

Swim for a defib

We hope to install an easily accessible community defibrillator in Strangford. To do this we have to raise money. This usually involves someone getting a bucket of ice thrown over them, shaving off all your hair or some incredible feat by an athlete. Instead, a local community pharmacist with a slightly high BMI and a […]

Health +Plus Accreditation

    We are proud to announce that Strangford Pharmacy has been accredited as a Health+ Pharmacy. The Health+Pharmacy initiative recognizes the important role pharmacy has to play in communities’ health and well-being. To receive the award a Health+Pharmacy, the Pharmacy  showed that it meets a variety of standards on issues such as staff training, […]

Sun and sensibility.

    Care in the Sun       Groups of people who should take extra care to avoid skin damage and skin cancer, including: children (particularly babies) and young people people who tend to burn rather than tan people with lighter skin, fair or red hair, blue or green eyes, or who have lots […]

Actinic keratoses (solar keratoses)

Actinic keratoses, also known as solar keratoses, are dry scaly patches of skin caused by damage from years of sun exposure. The patches can be pink, red or brown in colour, and can vary in size from a few millimetres to a few centimetres across. The skin in affected areas can sometimes become very thick, and occasionally the […]