Population Health

Protection is pivotal

Every four minutes, a young person in England is diagnosed with an STI, but pharmacy teams can help reduce the incidence.

Drug use in the elderly

How can we tackle inappropriate prescribing and poor adherence in elderly patients?

Banish the booze

Some 4.2 million people are projected to ditch the booze for Dry January in 2019 to save money, feel better and improve their relationship with alcohol, as well as their health, long term.

Child health goals

England is falling behind in Europe on markers for child health, and experts say no improvement is on the cards. So what can pharmacy do to help reverse this decline?

Takeaway messages

The temptations of snacking and fast food have been identified as a key problem for young people and obesity. So what can be done?

Pharmacy’s role in vascular disease

Community pharmacists could do significantly more to improve vascular health says Professor David Taylor

Self care: a year round mission

Self care is the topic of the moment and pharmacies are in prime position to spread the message and help protect the health of their communities.

The white stuff

Overall, the sugar tax is likely to be good news for the nation’s health, but the measure may prompt queries from some people living with diabetes.

#RockTheRibbon

Huge progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, but as World AIDS Day approaches, stigma remains a challenge.

Short supply: Flu vaccine concerns

The phased supply of the new adjuvanted flu vaccine for people over 65 years is causing problems with the pharmacy flu service

Testing times

PHE’s Heart Age Test sparked debate when it launched in September. So is it a useful tool or will it cause more harm than good?

Breaking point

If not identified and managed appropriately, stress can have a significant negative impact both mentally and physically.

Understanding ADHD

There are practical steps pharmacy teams can take in order to best meet the needs of families living with ADHD.

Boost your microscopic squatters

Pre- and probiotics are a hot topic, but do they have a positive effect on the body or are their benefits more style over substance?

Smoking, butt out!

Stopping smoking is the most important thing a smoker can do to improve their health. And Stoptober can help.

30 shades of purple

With Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month approaching, there are plenty of opportunities for pharmacies.

Cancer support with cake and a cuppa

Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging everyone to get involved on 28 September for the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. 

HIV and women: Losing the cloak of invisibility

A new report investigates why women are overlooked when it comes to HIV and says the issue needs addressing urgently

Diabetes denial

Diabetes is a growing problem in the UK, particularly for men who are more likely to develop the disease than women, and experience life-changing consequences.

Sexual health services at a tipping point

Public health funding in England is being cut year-on-year and this is having a direct impact on sexual health services commissioned by local authorities at a time when demand is rising

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