Population Health

  1. Protection is pivotal

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. #RockTheRibbon

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

  8. 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?

  9. Breaking point

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

  10. Understanding ADHD

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

  11. 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?

  12. Smoking, butt out!

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

  13. 30 shades of purple

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

  14. 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’. 

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. The C Word

    Cancer is scary, not just to those suffering from the disease. There is plenty that pharmacy staff can do for customers with cancer.

  18. The hidden care workforce

    There are roughly seven million unpaid carers in the UK delivering vital support to their loved ones, 700,000 of which are under 18. 

  19. Free at last

    Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free… the rise of free-from foods shows no signs of abating.

  20. Tackling prostate cancer

    Rebecca Porta, chief executive of male cancer charity Orchid, speaks about the work the charity is doing to improve awareness and understanding of the condition.

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