This advertorial is initiated and developed by © Amarin Pharmaceutical Ireland Limited.
Our vision at Amarin is to one day reach the moment when heart disease is no longer one of the leading causes of death in the UK. What drives us every day is our commitment to making a life-changing impact on patients’ lives by advancing pathways for cardiovascular (CV) care in the UK.
We are building on our mission to deliver innovative therapies to help improve the lives of patients at high-risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), challenging the norms to introduce a new era of cardiovascular care.
Cardiovascular disease – A growing health burden
Amarin’s drive to establish a systematic change in cardiovascular disease (CVD) management is being conducted against the backdrop of a major challenge as the problem of CVD is growing. The total annual healthcare cost of CVD in the UK stands at approximately £9 billion a year. With an ageing and growing population, the health and economic burden of CVD is set to continue rising in the coming years.1
In the UK alone, 7.6million people are currently living with heart and circulatory diseases resulting in 168,000 annual deaths. With 24% of all death causes attributable to heart and circulatory diseases, CVD continues to be one of the leading causes of death in both men and women across the United Kingdom.1
This issue is compounded by the rise in prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as a type 2 diabetes; the number of type 2 diabetes sufferers has increased rapidly over the last ten years and now affects an estimated 4.4million people in UK.2
How is Amarin working in CVD?
Founded in in 1989, Amarin currently has over 1,000 employees, commercial partners, and suppliers across the world. Having achieved a strong presence in the United States, we are now embarking on creating a new company infrastructure in the UK and building a local company presence in all major European markets.
For patients, each day brings new worries about the effects of cardiovascular disease, not only on their own lives but also on those of their families and loved ones. Therefore, we have made it our mission to develop innovative treatments for those at risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke or other serious cardiovascular events. In the UK, the time has come for a systematic change in how this disease is treated, and at Amarin, we have an opportunity to do things differently and be part of the solution.
In today’s life science industry, changing the CVD treatment paradigm is not an easy task. However, we are passionate about improving the lives of patients. There are thousands of people – now and in the future – relying on us to get this right, and we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do just that.
- British Heart Foundation. UK Factsheet January 2022. https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/heart-statistics. Accessed April 2022.
- Diabetes UK. Positioning Statement Reports, Diabetes Statistics. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/professionals/position-statements-reports/statistics. Accessed April 2022.
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Dry mouth is a condition resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow and while it is rarely the sign of anything serious, it can be very unpleasant and uncomfortable.2
While it is not a ‘disease’, dry mouth may be a symptom of medical conditions, a side effect of radiation therapy or a side effect of over 400 medications.3
One of the most common conditions that can cause dry mouth is Sjögren’s Syndrome, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease that occurs predominantly in women aged 40-60.4
Dry Mouth is the most common complaint associated with head and neck radiation therapy.5 Some cancer chemotherapeutic drugs can also change saliva composition and flow which may also cause dry mouth.5
Dry mouth is a common complaint affecting approximately 20% of the elderly population, however this is related to the medications commonly taken by the older population rather than age itself.3,5
Salivix® are saliva stimulants used for dry mouth management , helping to keep your mouth fresh and moist. Salivix® is available as a sugar-free, tutti-frutti-flavoured pastille and as a peppermint-flavoured mouth spray which are convenient to take on the go.6, 7, 8
Find out more: Salivix.com
Date of preparation: March 2022
- Villa et al. Diagnosis and Management of Xerostomia and Hyposalivation. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4278738/. [Accessed March 2022]
- Available: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dry-mouth/[Accessed March 2022]
- R Ettinger. Review: Xerostomia: A Symptom which acts like a Disease. Age and Ageing 1996;25:409-412.
- Sjogrens Syndrome. Available: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/immune-system/sjogrens-syndrome. [Accessed March 2022]
- Oral Cancer Foundation. Available: https://oralcancerfoundation.org/complications/xerostomia/[Accessed March 2022]
- Salivix® Data Sheet. 20th February 2013.
- Salivix® Plus Data Sheet. 31st August 2015.
- Salivix® Spray Data Sheet. 5th September 2018.
It’s not often that a new supplement comes along that actually stands out from the crowd. Neutrient have gone one step further and delivered a practitioner strength magnesium formulated with an impressive and totally unique blend of FOUR bioactive chelates.
Food Scientist and Nutritionist, Susie Debice, explains the difference between standard and high-quality magnesium supplements.
Magnesium oxide vs chelates
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Magnesium chelates utilise special transport channels so much more magnesium is absorbed and faster. The four chelates in Neutrient Magnesium help escort magnesium to areas of the body that standard forms may struggle to reach.
- Magnesium bisglycinate: best absorption rate and a good all-rounder
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Are you low on magnesium?
Reports from the World Health Organization reveal that 60% of Europeans do not achieve the daily dietary intake for magnesium, indicating widespread deficiency. Health professionals often refer to magnesium as being nature’s sedative due to its relaxing influence on muscles, mind and mood.
Adults need to aim to achieve 375mg of magnesium a day. Eating more green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds helps boost dietary magnesium levels.
Are you low on magnesium? Health professionals often refer to magnesium as being nature’s sedative due to its relaxing influence on muscles, mind and mood. When magnesium is low you may feel overwhelmed, over-stimulated and find it harder to unwind, signs include:
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Medical researchers all over the world are testing new drugs and devices for your condition through clinical trials. They’re advancing medical research, and they need patients like you to take part.
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Skin Salvation is an effective natural ointment – the perfect alternative for people with dry, itchy or inflammatory skin conditions who haven’t been able to find a gentle emollient to suit their sensitive skin!
What is Balmonds Skin Salvation?
Skin Salvation is a safe, effective, entirely natural emollient made from beeswax and plant oils, formulated to support the skin barrier function. Skin Salvation has thousands of five star reviews from happy customers who’ve found the balm absolutely life-changing. It is regularly prescribed by GPs and has won several awards as a family essential, including a prized gold medal from the allergy-friendly Free From Awards.
The balm has been dermatologist approved for sensitive skin.
6 key functions of Skin Salvation
1 supports healthy functioning of the skin barrier
2 helps prevent the itch associated with dry skin
3 reduces trans-epidermal water loss
4 protects against the irritant effects of moisture
5 acts as a barrier against external irritants and allergens
6 softens rough or flaky skin
Advantages of going natural
✚ beeswax creates a semi-occlusive protective barrier, allowing skin to breathe
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Who can use Skin Salvation?
Skin Salvation is suitable for all skin types and all ages (from 6 weeks). It’s free from the synthetic scent-maskers, fragrance, emulsifiers and preservatives that some people find irritating, making it a great choice for those prone to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and those with sensitive skin.
During the pandemic, thousands of NHS healthcare workers nationwide found Skin Salvation invaluable for protecting skin chaffed and sore from PPE and over-washed hands.
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Skin Salvation for babies
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At O’Keeffe’s, we know that problem skin doesn’t always occur in one place. That’s why we’ve developed an entire range of products that will effectively target the dry skin, wherever it is. From our Skin Repair and Working Hands ranges to Lip Repair and Healthy Feet ranges, all of our O’Keeffe’s products are dedicated to helping alleviate discomfort and provide guaranteed relief from extremely dry skin.
Is there a product I can use across my body on a daily basis?
Absolutely. Because at O’Keeffe’s we know that if you’re prone to extremely dry skin, it can often lead to painful patches across your body, especially in common problem areas like shins, elbows, back, arms and legs. And sometimes it’s hard to find a solution that’s fast-absorbing and lightweight enough to be an easy part of your daily (or nightly) routine.
That’s why Skin Repair’s highly-effective, clinically-proven formula was specifically developed to not only bring guaranteed, instant relief from severely dry skin and actively decrease dryness, but also be non-greasy, lightweight and, crucially, non-irritating. Easy to apply, it visibly improves the appearance of dry skin, helps prevent dry skin flare ups and brings you immediate, long-lasting moisturisation across your entire body.
How does it work?
O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair intensive body cream actively draws moisture into your skin to replace any you’ve lost and prevents it from leaving by creating a protective barrier that seals the hydration in. Dermatologist-tested, it’s gentle enough for everyday use while bringing intensive moisturisation to problem dry areas, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
And what’s in it?
Unscented and hypoallergenic, O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair intensive body cream uses key ingredients such as glycerine, a humectant to help draw and lock in moisture, and dimethicone, an occlusive agent that helps create a protective barrier on your skin’s surface. Suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, its highly effective formula means you only need a small amount to get immediate relief from dry skin in just one use.
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Mindler is an online therapy app that provides access to quick, effective treatment with psychologists. Before booking, patients can browse through the app or website to see the psychologists’ pictures and bios outlining their specialities, to help them choose the right psychologist for them.
Mindler uses a treatment model called ‘blended treatment’, which is the combination of 25-minute video call sessions with psychologists and self-help iCBT programmes, which are available on the app. The self-help iCBT programmes serve as a way for patients to continue their treatment outside of sessions.
Starting therapy can be difficult, and patients may have questions before their first session.
Here are some answers to common questions Mindler’s psychologists get asked by patients when starting therapy:
What will happen in your first appointment?
Your first appointment is the start of the assessment. You and your psychologist get to know each other and talk about what you’d like to address in therapy. You work together to find the best course of action for you.
Do I need to prepare anything ahead of my appointment?
No need to prepare anything ahead of your appointment, but you may find it helpful to sit down and reflect and gather your thoughts ahead of time.
When can I book a follow-up appointment?
You can book a follow-up appointment as soon as the next day after you’ve had an appointment. Your psychologist can also help you book this in.
What if I don’t click with my psychologist?
If you don’t feel like the first psychologist you speak to is the one, no need to worry! You have the freedom to change psychologist at any point. You can change psychologists up to three times throughout your time in Mindler, if you feel you need to.
Travel testing rules have changed recently, but tests are still required for many of the most popular travel destinations; and tests are needed by many countries for unvaccinated under-18s.
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We are the leading UK testing provider and a UK government listed COVID-19 screening service that provides fast, accurate and reliable testing. With in-person testing available across the UK, including key London stations, and major airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh, there’s a convenient site for you no matter where you are.
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